Biography

Roger, a former Senior Partner, serves as the firm's Special Counsel on ethics matters. Roger has been with Verrill since 1958. His active practice focused on general litigation, public utilities, and legal ethics. He served as an Assistant Attorney General of the state of Maine from 1951 to 1958.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (LL.B.)

Public Service

  • Director, Development Committee, Cleaves Law Library; President (1999-2000)
  • Member, Board of Visitors of the University of Maine School of Law
  • Fellow, Maine Justice Foundation
  • Fellow, Maine State Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Former Secretary-Treasurer, Gignoux Inn of Court
  • Former Member, Maine Justice Action Group
  • Former Director and Treasurer, Maine Bar Foundation
  • Former President, Maine Equal Justice Project
  • Former Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Member, Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Portland Senior Lawyers Association
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Boston University Law School Alumni Association

Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Howard H. Dana Jr. Award (2004)
  • Muskie Access to Justice Award, The Muskie Fund for Legal Service (2008)

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1952
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1956
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Finding Teeth in Massachusetts' Prompt Payment Act

In Tocci v. IRIV Partners, LLC, Boston Harbor Industrial Development LLC and Hudson Insurance Co. (November 19, 2020, Sup. Ct. 19-405), the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment on a contractor’s breach of contract...

Blog

Reporting Deferred Compensation on Form 990

Tax-exempt organizations often provide deferred compensation to their officers, key employees, and most highly compensated employees. Like current compensation payable to such employees, deferred compensation must be reported annually on Form 990, Schedule J...

Matter

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...

Matter

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...

Blog

DOL Guidance on Missing Pension Plan Participants - Part II

On January 18, we published a blog post regarding new Department of Labor (“DOL”) guidance on missing plan participants. That post is available here , and describes the DOL’s guidance on Missing Participants...

News

Verrill Ranked in American Bar Association’s Health Law Top 10 in the Northeast

(January 19, 2021) – Verrill was recently ranked third in the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's Eighth Annual Top 10 Recognition for the Northeast Region. This is the sixth consecutive year that...

Publication/Podcast

The Regulatory Sprint is Over - What’s at the Finish Line Under the New Stark and AKS Final Rules?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) completed its “Regulatory Sprint” by finalizing changes to regulations pertaining to two federal fraud and abuse laws. On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...

News

Verrill Welcomes Attorney Nicholas Anania

(January 18, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney Nicholas Anania to the firm’s Portland, Maine office. Anania focuses his practice on a broad range of transactions and corporate work, including mergers and...

Blog

DOL Guidance on Missing Pension Plan Participants

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has undertaken a nationwide compliance initiative to ensure that retirement plan participants receive the benefits that they were promised when they reach their retirement age. To that end, the...

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