Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a leading New England based law firm advising clients across the U.S. and around the world. Our 120 award winning attorneys and professionals provide practical and innovative counsel, and practice in more than 20 key areas across a variety of industries.

Bernstein Shur is known for simplifying complex issues and winning through steadfast persistence and creative problem solving. The firm is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s foremost network of independent law firms. 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’s broad commercial practice includes specialized expertise in:

  • Business law
  • Business restructuring and insolvency
  • Technology and data security
  • Campaign finance law
  • Cannabis law
  • Construction law
  • Energy and environmental law
  • Government affairs
  • Health care
  • Labor and employment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Securities and financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Tax, trusts and estates

Our trademark practice represents and manages a portfolio that includes about 4,000 trademark filings for 300 companies in over 100 countries. 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, most experienced in Maine.

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. Bernstein Shur offers specialized legal and non-legal services, including 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.