Roger A. Clement, Jr.

Roger A. Clement, Jr.: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Roger's practice consists primarily of representing debtors and creditors in business bankruptcies, commercial litigation, commercial restructurings, and other matters relating to financial distress and insolvency. Roger has extensive experience in representing Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, Chapter 11 trustees, creditors' committees, secured creditors, and landlords in local, regional and national Chapter 11 cases. He has represented technology companies, venture capitalists, healthcare institutions, railroads, timber companies, manufacturers, retailers, acquirers of assets, banks and insurance companies in bankruptcy cases and other matters involving financial distress.
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Biography

Roger is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and is a frequent speaker on commercial law. Roger's practice consists primarily of advising business enterprises and tax-exempt organizations involved in joint ventures, restructurings, bankruptcies, sale transactions and litigation. Roger has extensive experience in representing secured creditors, debtors, trustees, creditors' committees, and landlords in Chapter 11 cases. He has represented enterprises in the life sciences, technology, venture capital, health care, transportation (rail and road), timber, manufacturing, retail, banking and insurance industries. Roger is an effective counsellor to healthy organizations and fiduciaries (such as trustees and directors) by drawing on his experience in distress situations. He received his A.B. from Bowdoin College in 1986 and his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 1991, where he was a notes editor of the Maine Law Review.

Honors

fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under
Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 Portland, Maine Litigation -
Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2015 Portland, Maine Litigation -
Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year
Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2014)
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as the 2012 Portland, Maine
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor
Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award by Maine Bar Foundation and Volunteer
Lawyers Project for most hours on completed pro bono cases by an attorney
in 2009

Public Service

Volunteer High School Instructor, Credit Abuse Resistance Program,
(2015-Present)
Board Member, Maine Bar Foundation (2012-Present)
Chair, District of Maine Bankruptcy Rules Committee (2012-Present)
Chair, University of Maine School of Law Board of Visitors (2014-Present)
Board Member, University of Maine School of Law Board of Visitors (2012-
Present)
Campaign Cabinet Member, Campaign for Justice (2011-Present)
Coach, Youth Basketball, Soccer, and Running (Falmouth, Maine)
Chair, Stewardship Ministry of Foreside Community Church, Falmouth, Maine
(2008-2010)
Board Member, Portland String Quartet (2000-2002)
Trustee, Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital (1996-1999)
Trustee, Naples Public Library (1995-1998)
Chair, Naples Planning Board (1987-1988)

Highlights

- [Roger is] an excellent problem-solver.

- [He is] polite, professional, competent and willing to listen.

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Events

October 5, 2016

Marine Technology and the North

Hosted Events

Roger A. Clement, Jr., Harlan M. Doliner, Benjamin E. Ford

July 16, 2016

The Ethics of Getting Hired

Speaking Engagements

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

July 18-19, 2014

Northeast Bankruptcy Conference - Mass Torts in Bankruptcy

Speaking Engagements

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

October 26, 2012

Judicial Conference of the District of Maine

Speaking Engagements

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

Experience

Chapter 11 Sale of Assets

We represented a Trustee faced with jointly-administered cases which were converted from Chapter 11 in a successful sale of assets.

Correct Building Products: Claims Resolution

We structured the confirmation of liquidation plan, and successfully resolved post-confirmation claims.

In re Delaco Company

Potential mass-tort plaintiffs turned to Verrill Dana's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Group when a company that manufactured a drug with detrimental side effects filed for bankruptcy.

In re Interep National Radio Sales, Inc., et al.

In this case, Verrill Dana defended multiple parties against preference claims and was able to resolve the matters for approximately 25% of the demand.

In re Maine Software Developers Association

Verrill Dana represented the Maine Software Developers Association, a technology industry trade group, on a pro bono basis in the wind down of its affairs through chapter 7 liquidation, culminating in the 363 sale of the client’s assets.

In re Narraguagus Bay Heath Care, et al.

Verrill Dana represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the jointly administered cases of two entities that owned and operated nursing homes in Maine. In addition to advising the Committee with respect to the Debtors’ financial condition and plan of reorganization, Verrill Dana worked with special labor counsel to the Debtors regarding the negotiation of union labor contracts and assisted in the resolution of a Medicare recoupment dispute.

In re NewPage Corporation

Verrill Dana represented a Maine-based trade supplier in securing “critical vendor” status in this Delaware bankruptcy case.

In re Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, et al.

Verrill Dana represented a Maine-based trade supplier in asserting administrative claims against the debtor’s estate pursuant to section 503(b)(9) of the Code and favorably resolved the debtor’s resulting objection.

Nonprofit Mergers & Acquisitions: Membership Substitution Transaction

To expand its capacity to provide patient care in an increasingly competitive marketplace, a pioneering New York-based kidney and cancer research and treatment center affiliated with another New York institution in a complex, 11-month process requiring the coordination of many attorneys and practice groups.

Representation of Chapter 7 Trustee: Red Shield Acquisition, LLC

Secured approval for a 363 sale in only 26 days from our selection as Trustee’s counsel.

Sale of M.W. Sewall Co.

The collaborative efforts of the Bankruptcy Department, the Business Law Department and the Real Estate Department resulted in the successful sale of substantially all of the operating assets of M.W. Sewall and Co. The case presented a particularly complex fact pattern and required an expedited sale process in order to allow the assets to be sold while they still had value.

Sale of Medicaid Managed Care Plan

This is an asset sale of the assets of a 501(3) tax exempt Medicaid managed care plan to a 501(c)(4) Managed Care Plan.

Sale of Teaching/Community Hospital

Sale of 500-bed teaching/community hospital to the teaching hospital of a major university.

News

June 10, 2016

Verrill Dana and Maine Law Host Prominent Beijing Attorney in Portland, Maine

Press Releases

Roger A. Clement, Jr., Robert E. Hirshon, Gregory S. Fryer

March 21, 2016

Verrill Dana's Roger A. Clement, Jr. Inducted Into The American College of Bankruptcy

Press Releases

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

September 2, 2015

Verrill Dana Sets Up Craft Beverage, Arctic Practice Groups

Media Mentions

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

November 7, 2014

Verrill Dana Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service

Press Releases

Tawny L. Alvarez, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Seth S. Coburn, Michael J. Donlan, Jonathan M. Dunitz, Katie M. Gray, Nathaniel R. Hull, Christopher S. Lockman, Rachel M. Wertheimer, Karen Frink Wolf

August 21, 2014

Verrill Dana Attorneys in Nine Practice Areas Named “Lawyers of the Year”

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Lisa S. Boehm, Juliet T. Browne, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Kurt E. Klebe, William C. Knowles, David E. Warren, Karen Frink Wolf

August 8, 2013

Maine, Montreal & Atlantic Railway Bankruptcy

Media Mentions

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

May 29, 2013

Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier

April 6, 2013

Downtown Vision Committee Seeks Public's Ideas

Media Mentions

Roger A. Clement, Jr.

August 20, 2012

Verrill Dana’s Beach to Beacon Team Hits the Road to Raise Money

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Charles P. Bacall, Robert C. Brooks, Roger A. Clement, Jr., John P. Giffune, Kenneth F. Ginder, Jennifer L. Harrell, Nathaniel R. Hull, Gretchen A. Johnson, Lisa A. LaMarche, A. Robert Ruesch, Timothy R. Shannon, Rachel M. Wertheimer

June 7, 2012

Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith

October 6, 2011

Four Verrill Dana Attorneys Selected as Portland, ME Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers

Press Releases

Keith C. Jones, Gregory S. Fryer, Roger A. Clement, Jr., A. Robert Ruesch

Publications

October 5, 2016

Marine Technology and the North Symposium

Seminar Materials

April 19, 2016

WARNing: You Could be Liable

Published Works

Roger Clement

March 2013

The Fine Line Between Forceful Negotiation and Improper Coercion: First Circuit’s Canning Opinion Provides Guidance to Secured Creditors With Bad Collateral

Alerts and Newsletters

Roger Clement

July 23, 2012

Rejection Isn't So Bad: Seventh Circuit Rules that Non--debtor Licensee May Continue to use Trademark After Debtor-Licensor Rejects.

Alerts and Newsletters

Roger Clement

March 16, 2009

Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Finds That Allegedly Lax Sale Process May Breach Duty of Loyalty and Good Faith

Alerts and Newsletters

Summer 2002

Going for Broke With Intellectual Property

Published Works

Roger Clement

(Also at West Hartford, Connecticut Office)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation & Trial
  • North Atlantic & Arctic

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4412  Phone
(207) 253-4413  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/rclement
University Attended:
Bowdoin College, A.B., 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1992, U.S. District Court, District of Maine; 1991, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

American Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association fellow
Maine Justice Foundation
American Bankruptcy Institute

ISLN:
901691277

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