Bernstein Shur is one of northern New England’s largest law firms, with more than 100 lawyers in its offices. Clients 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
Health care (ACA, HIPAA)
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
The firm was founded in 1915 with an entrepreneurial spirit that prevails to this day. Bernstein Shur is known for providing practical and innovative counsel in commercial, litigation, regulatory and municipal matters. It is also recognized for its superior technical competence, seasoned judgment, responsiveness and cost-effective solutions.
Bernstein Shur’s broad commercial practice includes specialized expertise in business law; business restructuring and insolvency; data security; construction law; energy and environmental law; health care; intellectual property and technology; labor and employment; real estate; securities and financial services; and tax, trusts and estates. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Internationally, it represents clients in cross-border transactions and other matters in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India and the Caribbean. In addition, the firm’s broad-based litigation, trial and dispute resolution practice represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of specialty disciplines in state and federal courts throughout New England and the rest of the United States. Its municipal, regulatory and legislative practice is the largest, oldest and most experienced in Maine.
More than 80 percent of Bernstein Shur’s principals are listed in The Best Lawyers in America, cited by Corporate Counsel magazine as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Bernstein Shur is also one of the few firms to be represented in all Maine rating categories of Chambers USA, the definitive directory of business lawyers in the United States.
Bernstein Shur offers specialized non-legal services, including The Bernstein Shur Group, a wholly-owned government consulting subsidiary; Stratex Energy, an energy consulting company; TechVentures Group, which provides a variety of services to startup and technology clients; and Monument Title Company.