Bernstein Shur is one of northern New England’s largest multi-service law firms, with more than 100 attorneys in Maine and New Hampshire. Established in 1915, the firm provides practical legal counsel to a diverse group of public and private clients throughout the region and around the world.
Clients in a variety of unique and challenging commercial endeavors turn to Bernstein Shur for its expertise in the following areas:
Business reorganization and insolvency (business bankruptcy)
Environmental and natural resources law
Financial services and securities
Intellectual property rights and technology
International business law and cross-border transactions
Labor and employment law
Legislative and political law
Litigation and dispute resolution
Municipal and regulatory law
Real estate law
Trusts and estates
Bernstein Shur’s litigation practice is broad-based, with representation for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in New England and throughout the United States. Attorneys in our securities and financial services group have served as senior attorneys for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, and in-house counsel for the world’s largest financial institutions.
The firm’s international practice includes representation relating to cross-border transactions and matters in Latin America, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, India, Australia and Asia. As a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, the firm is able to call upon the services of member firms in virtually every nation in the world.
Bernstein Shur’s consulting affiliates work hand-in-hand with its attorneys. The firm’s commercial litigation and municipal practices are complemented by the services of Stratex Energy, an environmental and engineering consultancy; Bernstein Shur Government Solutions, a wholly-owned government consulting unit; and Monument Title Company.
More than half of the firm’s shareholders are listed in Best Lawyers in America and Bernstein Shur is one of the few firms in northern New England to be represented in all rating categories of Chambers USA, the definitive directory of business attorneys in the United States. The firm’s attorneys hold leadership positions in many charitable, political, bar and civic associations.