Greg has been a partner at Verrill Dana for more than 30 years, serving as trusted advisor to business executives and directors through many different market cycles and regulatory climates.
Greg has been recognized for skill in both corporate law and securities law. He regularly guides companies – large and small – through stock offerings, M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. He also frequently assists other lawyers on the more technical aspects of projects involving financial regulations, legal opinions or contract drafting. Greg holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as a leading practitioner in corporate law and/or securities law by Best Lawyers and other prominent rating services.
Beyond the technical and transactional side of his practice, Greg has served as outside general counsel to a large and diverse set of companies. Executives and directors look to him for experienced, pragmatic guidance on a wide range of problems. Greg is interested in business management issues, and has been on the firm's Total Quality Steering Committee since 1995, and has chaired that Committee since 2008.
In his career Greg has given special attention to capital formation issues for privately-held companies. He is a frequent speaker on sweeping changes brought about by the JOBS Act of 2012. During 2014, he helped design and draft the Maine crowdfunding statute and associated rules. For more than 15 years, Greg has been associated with the Maine Venture Fund (a state venture capital fund), first as outside counsel and then as a member of its Board for six years. Greg is a member of Maine Angels and has been a frequent panelist and lecturer on securities law topics affecting angel investing. At the other end of the spectrum, Greg and his colleagues at Verrill Dana have been retained as counsel to either the bidder or the target in every public company tender offer battle in Maine since 1985, and he has advised a number of publicly-traded companies on fiduciary duty standards and other corporate governance issues.
Before moving to Maine in 1985 to join Verrill Dana, Greg practiced corporate and securities law in New York (at Chadbourne & Parke) and Atlanta (at Long & Aldridge, now part of Dentons US). He has been a longstanding member of the Business Law Sections of the Maine State Bar Association, and previously served on the Board of the Maine Justice Foundation and as an officer of the business law section of the Boston Bar Association. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy, one of the most highly ranked public colleges in the country.
Greg’s wife Joanne is an attorney who has her own divorce mediation firm. They enjoy sailing, skiing, hiking, and otherwise taking full advantage of all four New England seasons.