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
  • Purchase & Sale (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 policyholder 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.

Firm Highlights

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“If I've told you once, I've told you eight times…” HHS OIG Issues Another Audit Report on Hospitals’ Failure to Report Credits for Explanted Cardiac Devices and Lays the Groundwork Collection of Overpayments

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9:00PM “Curfew” Announced for Some Maine Businesses During Thanksgiving Week

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Verrill Remains a National Industry Leader for Gender Diversity

(November 11, 2020) – Verrill has once again been recognized as one of the top law firms in the country for female attorneys in Law360 's annual Glass Ceiling report. Named a “Ceiling Smasher,&rdquo...

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Judicial Externship Seminar at Boston University Law School

During spring of 2021, attorney Anuj Khetarpal will be an adjunct professor at Boston University Law School and teaching a Judicial Externship Seminar for the semester.

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2021 Employment Law Annual Update

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Hospital Price Transparency Rule: Full Steam Ahead

Neither COVID-19 nor continued legal challenges appear likely to derail the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS) Hospital Price Transparency Rule from going into effect on January 1, 2021. Hospitals therefore should...

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Getting the Band Back Together: How a Surety Team Can Hit the Right Notes

Construction Exec published an article, "Getting the Band Back Together: How a Surety Team Can Hit the Right Notes," in its November edition, covering the effect COVID-19 has on surety bond producers. Attorney Rob...

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Swift Current Energy

Verrill represents the 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar Project in Hancock County, Maine. Verrill assists the project with real estate and environmental permitting work, including negotiation of a protocol to allow the project to proceed...

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Longroad Energy

Verrill represents Longroad Energy (“Longroad”) on its renewable energy work in Maine. Longroad is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy company that develops and operates wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Verrill has...

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December 31 Sunset of Safe Harbor Correction Method for Certain Elective Deferral Failures

A special IRS-approved correction method available for elective deferral failures in 401(k) and 403(b) plans with automatic contribution features will sunset on December 31, 2020, meaning it will not be available to correct elective...

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