Biography

Patti is a paralegal and estate administrator in Verrill's Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Patti focuses on all aspects of estate administration from the beginning of filings with the court until the closing of the estate.

Patti works on estate, conservatorship, and trust accountings from various states and specializes in federal estate tax filings and fiduciary estate and trust returns. She works directly with her clients, accountants, and other professionals.

Patti joined the firm as a paralegal in 1998 after two years at a small firm in northern Florida, where she worked as a personal injury, toxic tort litigation paralegal.

Patti enjoys spending her time traveling with her husband, family time with her three grown children and grandchildren, appreciating fine wines and dining, gardening, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of North Florida  (Paralegal Certificate)
  • Southern New Hampshire University  (B.S., magna cum laude)

Firm Highlights

Blog

A Chronology of COVID-19 Relief for ERISA Plans

This chronology traces the major ongoing relief provided by legislation, regulatory action, and other agency guidance to assist ERISA plan participants, fiduciaries, and sponsors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through August 10, 2020. Superseded...

News

Verrill’s Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice Recognized in 2020 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

(July 20, 2020) – Verrill attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, Mary McQuillen, and Jacqueline Rider were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide , Chambers and Partners' fifth edition of the publication...

Matter

2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Event

IP & Business Transactional Strategies as Life Science Companies Plan Their U.S. Market Entry

Business law attorney Eugene Ho and IP attorney Beverly Hjorth will be presenting for ACTION Innovation Network members for its webinar series, discussing what life science companies should be thinking about when considering entry...

News

Verrill Partner Joins Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, Family Law Committee

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. For more...

Publication/Podcast

PPP: How is Maine Faring?

Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as those with not more than 500 employees. According to...

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Publication/Podcast

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Invalidated: Does Your Company Have a Plan B?

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (Case C-311/18...

Blog

Verrill Helps State’s Largest Solar Project Obtain Principal Environmental Permit