Sam distills, applies, and communicates complex aspects of ERISA and tax law. Working with clients from small, specialized, tax-exempt medical practices to multinational publicly traded companies, his employee benefits practice involves assisting clients with all aspects of retirement plan and welfare plan design and compliance.
Prior to joining Verrill, Sam served as a law clerk to Justice Donald Alexander of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. During law school, Sam served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Sam received an Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Taxation and the Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award for his work as the Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review.
Sam lives in a small house in the woods with his partner, dog, and too many chickens. Sam is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots and an avid fly fisherman. During the summer, he spends much of his free time hiking and exploring remote streams. During the winter, he talks about learning to ski.
- University of Maine School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude)
- Arizona State University (B.A., cum laude)
- Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2019)
- Listed in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch© under Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in Portland, Maine
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- Maine Supreme Judicial Court