Verrill assists businesses and individuals in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut in resolving complex real estate matters, including disputes over the validity and priority of fee ownership interests, easements, liens and other real property interests. The Real Estate Litigation Group includes experienced litigation as well as transactional attorneys. Collaborating with clients to achieve their goals in a cost-effective manner, our attorneys search for creative solutions to resolve claims without court intervention. If litigation proves necessary, the group’s seasoned litigators can draw not only on their own experience, but also on the in-depth knowledge of the firm’s transactional attorneys to ensure mastery of the real property and title insurance issues in dispute. Our work includes trial and appellate practice before state and federal courts, arbitration, and mediation. Our real estate litigation experience includes:

  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation Issues and Claims
  • Mortgages, Attachments, Mechanics Liens, and Other Liens
  • Easement, Boundary, and Title Disputes
  • Title Slander Cases
  • Title Irregularities and Defects
  • Easement and Access Disputes
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Restrictive Covenant Disputes
  • Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easements, Encroachment, And Trespass Claims
  • Option Agreement Claims
  • Right of First Refusal Claims
  • P&S Agreement Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Trespass to Timber Claims
  • Registered Land Cases
  • Partition Actions
  • Waterfront Rights Cases
  • Tax Takings
  • Insurance Coverage and other Policy-Holder Claims
  • Surface Water Diversion
  • Title Insurance Policy Subrogation Claims
  • Land Use/Zoning Disputes

The Real Estate Litigation Group also works closely with, and leverages the resources of, many other attorneys at Verrill to further advocate for our real estate clients. The firm’s attorneys have experience in areas of law such as environmental, land use, corporate, public utilities, banking, commercial, tax, bankruptcy, estate planning, probate litigation and general litigation.

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Champion of Wind Energy Projects

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Verrill Adds to Growing Intellectual Property Practice

(September 11) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorneys Lin Hymel and Beverly Hjorth to the firm’s Boston office. The newest members of Verrill’s rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice, Hymel and Hjorth round...

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Alert: Government Contractors and Employers of 100 or More Employees Must File New EEOC Report by September 30, 2019

EEO-1 Component 2 Report Due by September 30, 2019 All employers that are required to submit an EEO-1 federal report -- employers of 100 or more or federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with...

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Developing Opportunities: How You Can Take Advantage of the New Opportunity Zones

On October 8, business law attorneys, Regina Flaherty, Mark Googins, and Cheryl Johnson will be presenting at the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors' Annual Convention, "Developing Opportunities: How You Can Take Advantage of the...

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61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

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EEOC Announces EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection Will NOT Be Renewed

Yesterday, September 11, 2019, the EEOC announced that it will not seek to renew collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Data for 2019, 2020, and 2021.  This does not impact employer’s current EEO-1 obligations to...

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7th Annual Natural Gas Conference

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Goose Rocks Beach Litigation

We represent coastal landowners in an appeal pending before the Maine Supreme Court, in which we are challenging a lower court ruling that title to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport is held by the...

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BORIM Issues Guidance on Recent Changes to Practice of Medicine Regulations

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (“BORIM”) recently finalized revisions to 243 CMR 2.00 (Licensure and the Practice of Medicine).  These changes took effect on August 9, 2019.  Because of the uncertainty resulting...

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The Sharpie and Employment Litigation Documentation