Bernstein Shur is one of northern New England’s leading law firms, with more than 110 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; mergers and acquisitions; 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 recognized 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, handling public affairs, strategic communications and political consulting; World Stage Advisors, LLC, which provides business strategy consulting solutions for global corporations and exceptional talent; Monument Title Company, which provides escrow and other real estate related 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.
100 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04104-5029