The lawyers in Verrill's Probate Litigation Group represent individuals, fiduciaries and institutions involved in contested and uncontested matters involving trusts and estates in the probate courts and superior courts in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. Our clients include beneficiaries, professionals or individuals serving as personal representatives or trustees or in other fiduciary positions, and charitable organizations.

The group is also available to advise fiduciaries with respect to risk management in order to avoid litigation, and to provide services to both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, in connection with alternative dispute resolution.

The lawyers in the Probate Litigation Group, drawn from multiple related practice areas at Verrill, are particularly qualified to handle these complex matters, as they have both breadth and depth of knowledge in litigation and an advanced understanding of trusts and estates. The group's services include representation in connection with claims involving:

  • Will contests
  • Interpretation of wills and trusts
  • Fiduciary accounts
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Appointment and removal of fiduciaries
  • Successor, compromise and non-judicial settlements
  • Trust reformations to achieve tax or other goals
  • Controversies involving gift and estate tax issues

In all probate matters, Verrill's Probate Litigation Lawyers combine knowledge and skill, as well as sensitivity to family matters, gained through years of practical experience.

The lawyers in Verrill Dana's Probate Litigation Group represent individuals, fiduciaries and institutions involved in contested and uncontested matters involving trusts and estates in the probate courts and superior courts in Maine and Massachusetts. Our clients include beneficiaries, professionals or individuals serving as personal representatives or trustees or in other fiduciary positions, and charitable organizations.

The Group is also available to advise fiduciaries with respect to risk management in order to avoid litigation, and to provide services to both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, in connection with alternative dispute resolution.

The lawyers in the Probate Litigation Group, drawn from multiple related practice areas at Verrill Dana, are particularly qualified to handle these complex matters, as they have both breadth and depth of knowledge in litigation and an advanced understanding of trusts and estates. The Group's services include representation in connection with claims involving:

  • Will contests
  • Interpretation of wills and trusts
  • Fiduciary accounts
  • Breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Appointment and removal of fiduciaries
  • Successor, compromise and non-judicial settlements
  • Trust reformations to achieve tax or other goals
  • Controversies involving gift and estate tax issues

In all probate matters, Verrill Dana's Probate Litigation Lawyers combine knowledge and skill, as well as sensitivity to family matters, gained through years of practical experience.

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Now Three Circuits Say “No”

Well, that didn’t take long! Earlier this month I posted a short piece describing a two-to-two circuit split on the question of whether a foreign private arbitration panel is a “foreign or international tribunal&rdquo...

News

Verrill Partner Recognized as a Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyer

(August 25, 2020) – Verrill partner Roger A. Clement, Jr. was recognized in the inaugural 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers for excellence in his practice. Lawdragon introduced the first edition...

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...

News

Michael K. Fee to Lead Verrill’s Nationally-Recognized Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Amidst Recent Changes

(August 31, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to announce Michael K. Fee as the new leader of Verrill’s nationally-recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. The Group has a long history of representing a...

Blog

MPUC Issues Order Setting Forth “Discrete Electric Generating Facilities” Safe Harbor

Today, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) issued an Advisory Ruling establishing a safe harbor for the determination whether a generation facility is a Discrete Electric Generating Facility for the purposes of qualifying for...

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...

Publication/Podcast

Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

As the post-COVID-19 “new normal” comes into focus, it is unlikely that civil jury trials will happen in many jurisdictions until at least the spring of 2021. For family law matters, cases involving children...

Event

Employee Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restrictions: Traps for the Unwary

On Tuesday, October 6, employment and labor attorneys Tawny Alvarez and Scott Connolly will be presenting with The Middlesex Corporation Vice President and General Counsel Joshua Wernig for Verrill and ACC Northeast's program, Employee...

Blog

MPUC Adopts Safe Harbor for Determination of “Discrete Electric Generating Facilities,” a Qualification for Net Energy Billing and Distributed Generation Programs

Yesterday, all three Maine Public Utilities Commission Commissioners agreed to adopt a new standard for the determination of what facilities qualify as “discrete electric generating facilities” under the MPUC’s Distributed Generation and Net Energy...

Event

2020 Life Sciences Venture Summit, Part One

We are happy to be sponsoring Maine Center for Entrepreneurs' 2020 Life Sciences Venture Summit. Join for its first of three parts to hear about new tech transfer and commercialization assets in Maine. Never...