Experience

Notable Experience

  • Representation of a real estate developer/owner in a construction dispute with a general contractor involving delay and construction defects resulting in breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, and fair dealing and negligence claims.
  • Bench trial in a dispute over the sale of a business where the purchaser alleged that he had been misled about revenues during the due diligence phase. Prevailed, with the client awarded damages, legal fees, interest and the return of certain equipment.
  • Prosecution of breach of contract of fiduciary claims in multiple jurisdictions resulting from a corporate dissolution and shareholder dispute, including parallel actions in the Cayman Islands and India.
  • Defense of a construction company and snow removal contractor in a negligence and breach of contract matter. The matter was settled for 3% of the original demand amount.
  • Defense of a general contractor in a complex construction matter concerning a catastrophic personal injury case with numerous parties. The matter was favorably settled through multiparty mediation.
  • Advising non-profit start up in corporate governance and corporate formation matters; incorporated and registered as a public charity in the State of New York; registered with the appropriate branches of the Attorney General and Secretary of State in Massachusetts; successfully assisted clients in qualifying for federal tax exemption and continue to provide ongoing advice and counsel.

Firm Highlights

Blog

DOL Signals Heightened Enforcement of Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitation Requirements

Introduction . When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its biennial 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) Report to Congress earlier this year, it outlined significant noncompliance by health plans. (Full...

Publication/Podcast

Connecticut’s new privacy law: What you need to know

As part of its growing privacy practice, Verrill is pleased to share this advisory on Connecticut’s new privacy law. Verrill is pleased to offer a sophisticated range of privacy and cybersecurity services. On May...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

News

Two Verrill Attorneys Appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pandemic Recovery and the Future of Court Technology Task Force

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Employers Beware: Any Late Wage Payment Means Liability for Triple Damages

Last month, in Reuter v. City of Methuen , the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that any late payment of wages by an employer results in strict liability for treble damages under the Wage...

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

News

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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