Biography

Stu is a Boston-based lawyer focusing his practice on helping regulatory and business clients with insurance-related needs, including insurance receiverships, examinations, coverage disputes, and compliance. He represents insurance regulators, insurers, and commercial clients regarding insurance coverage, reinsurance, market conduct examinations and complex business litigation.

Stu's experience includes the following:

  • Represented insurance regulators in multistate and single-state targeted market conduct examinations including the negotiation and implementation of regulatory settlement agreements
  • Counseled insurance regulators and commercial clients regarding administrative proceedings and subsequent judicial reviews
  • Focused on the administration of insurer receiverships and liquidations as well as the insurance and reinsurance coverage matters that arise out of such proceedings
  • Represented commercial clients in complex business litigation involving insurance, banking and employee benefits issues

Stu clerked for Justice Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
  • Boston College  (B.A.)
    • Economics and History

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Honors

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” 2016-2017, 2019-2021

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Firm Highlights

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

News

Ruth Mattson quoted in Law360 article regarding new Massachusetts surtax

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

News

Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read

Blog

IRS Guidance Expands Access to ACA Premium Tax Credit, Allows Cafeteria Plan Sponsors to Permit Employees to Revoke Family Coverage Mid-year

Final Regulations under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code On October 11, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Final Regulations under Code Section 36B relating to eligibility for the Affordable Care Act’s...

Publication/Podcast

The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

Publication/Podcast

Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Blog

New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

On November 7, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-40 , which allows certain tax-exempt employers (such as schools, charities, and churches) to apply for IRS determination letters on their individually designed section 403(b...

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