About Us

Values

Decency, honesty, judgment. The values that define us as a law firm are the reason our clients trust us and choose us time and time again. We don't compromise our values, and our clients don't compromise on quality.

At Verrill, our values are reflected in everything we do, from serving our clients and understanding their businesses to empowering our employees and recruiting new talent. We embrace the differences that exist between our offices, our practice groups, and the individuals within the firm; the commitment we share to our core values unites us and guides our decision-making every day.

Our values guide how we interact with each other and our environment: Our practices, policies, and procedures foster a diverse, inclusive, and healthy workplace. We ensure we are treating our colleagues with respect and kindness. We engage in sustainable practices to reduce the footprint we leave on our environment. We serve the communities in which we live and work through volunteering, charitable giving, and pro bono legal service.

Our values guide how we interact with our clients: We engage in training and continuing education to ensure we deliver the best legal counsel. We are accessible in ways that are most practical and convenient for our clients. We are flexible, adaptable, and able to accommodate changing needs and expectations. We invest in leading-edge technologies that amplify and expand the efficiency with which we operate and increase the value we deliver to clients. We are dedicated to nurturing long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Our values guide how we cultivate our firm's culture: We recognize and appreciate the contributions of each member of our firm. Every person here has the potential for excellence, and we want everyone to seek that level of accomplishment. We recognize that change is how we get better, and we constantly evaluate the areas and ways in which we can improve.

OUR VALUES

  • We provide quality legal services in a cost-effective manner
  • We are accessible and responsive to our clients' needs
  • We foster teamwork, loyalty, collegiality, trust, and mutual respect in our work environment
  • We recognize the talents of each individual and recognize that all our employees have the potential to contribute to the success of the firm
  • We adhere to rigorous standards of professional ethics and conduct our practice in accordance with the highest standards of integrity
  • We encourage personal service to the community and to the legal profession

Verrill Lawyers

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Welcomes Esteemed Corporate and Securities Attorney Edward Rosenthal

(June 10, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome corporate and securities attorney Edward Rosenthal to the firm as a member of the Business Law Group. Rosenthal brings with him more than 40 years...

Matter

Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...

Publication/Podcast

FDA Issues Guidance on IRB Review of Non-Emergency Individual Patient Expanded Access Requests for Investigational Drugs and Biological Products to Treat COVID-19

Prompted by a substantial increase in requests for individual patient access to investigational drugs and biologics to treat COVID-19, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued guidance on June 2, 2020 that outlines...

News

Paycheck Protection Program Focuses on Short-Term and Misses Long-Term Damages

On June 8, the Portland Press Herald published an article, "Revamped emergency loan program remains a short-term fix," discussing the Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) extended deadlines and loosened restrictions, but lack of solutions to...

Blog

IRS Allows Tax-Advantaged Leave Donation to COVID-19 Relief Organizations

Under new guidance, the IRS will give favorable tax treatment to employees who donate leave to COVID-19 relief organizations. In IRS Notice 2020-46 , the agency announced that employees who donate paid leave for...

Blog

This Week's Show: Mental Resiliency in the Workplace

On Saturday, June 27, Tawny interviewed Kate Simpson, Co Author and Developer of Take Two: A Journal of New Beginnings , for this segment of HR Power Hour. For this episode, Kate and Tawny...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Matter

Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

Publication/Podcast

PPP: How is Maine Faring?

Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as those with not more than 500 employees. According to...

Blog

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

Town & Country Federal Credit Union to host virtual money conference ( Mainebiz 6.23.2020) Connected Credit Union and Winslow Community Federal Credit Union ’s merger is effective June 27 and will be known as...