Bernstein Shur is one of northern New England’s largest law firms, with more than 100 attorneys in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is known for providing practical and innovative counsel. The firm is 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. Internationally, the firm represents clients in cross-border transactions and other matters in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Central and South America 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 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 legal and non-legal services, including The Bernstein Shur Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary handling public affairs, strategic communications and political consulting; Broad Arrow Mundial, LLC, a strategic consultancy service with an emphasis on U.S. and Latin American business transactions; Monument Title Company, which provides escrow and other real estaterelated services to national and international lenders, local and out-of-state law firms, title insurance companies, and developers; and Stratex Energy, an energy consulting company.
146 Capital Street
Augusta, Maine 04330-5057
Jefferson Mill Building
670 North Commercial Street, Suite 108
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101