maine street solutions

Maine Street Solutions recognizes that public relations, business and legal goals require integrated planning.

Each issue presents unique challenges and opportunities. Our talented team of lawyers, lobbyists, entrepreneurs, pollsters, campaign workers, trade association and public relations experts work cohesively to develop multilateral strategic solutions for a successful outcome.

Maine Street Solutions, LLC is a public affairs and consulting service of Verrill Dana, LLP, a full service law firm with more than 130 attorneys conducting a nationwide practice from offices in Portland, Augusta, Boston, Westport and Washington, D.C.


At Maine Street Solutions, Mike has helped numerous businesses and associations navigate difficult legislative matters, assisted clients with community relations and provided various public relations services.

Government Relations and Lobbying
Based on decades of experience and activity in both local and national political arenas, the Maine Street Solutions team can quickly and effectively identify the appropriate players in Augusta, Washington, DC and anywhere in between who can influence a particular piece of legislation, shape public opinion, or affect the outcome of a ballot initiative.

Grass Roots and Grass Tops
We mobilize and energize the public in order to shape public opinion and policy, but we don't stop there. We also specialize in grass tops advocacy efforts.

Community Relations
We build public support across a wide range of constituencies (including but not limited to community, state and federal leaders, media, and the general public) for commercial development and community issues.

We have extensive experience with political polling, non-profit research, and corporate marketing research.

Political Campaigns
With a political pedigree unmatched by any other consultancy in the state, Maine Street Solutions can provide the real-world knowledge and experience critical to developing successful political campaigns.

Business Development
At the local, state, and federal level, hundreds of trade associations represent an often-untapped resource of industry-specific knowledge and expertise which can be utilized to advance a cause, initiative, or campaign.

Coalition Building
Maine Street Solutions specializes in leveraging long-standing relationships in both the public and private sectors to create strategic alliances around virtually any issue of importance in Northern New England.

New and Traditional Media
We embrace and utilize the full range of information technologies and systems to further our clients’ objectives in a cost-conscious and effective manner.

"When the Maine State Chamber of Commerce decided to take a leadership role in the tax debate we called on Maine Street Solutions. With their help we crafted a multilateral strategy that integrated electoral politics, model public policy and statehouse know-how. In a few short months, we were able to frame the debate and to create a sense of urgency in legislators. During the first thirty days of the legislature the Governor signed the bill that we supported. We couldn't have been successful without the team at Maine Street Solutions. "

— Dana Connors, Maine State Chamber of Commerce