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Bernstein Shur 
Portland, Maine Office
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100 Middle Street, P.O. Box 9729
Portland, Maine  04104-5029

(Cumberland Co.)

Telephone: 207-774-1200
Fax: 207-774-1127
http://www.bernsteinshur.com



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Bernstein Shur is one of northern New England's largest multi-service law firms, with more than 100 attorneys in Portland and Augusta, Maine and Manchester, 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. Bernstein Shur attorneys share a commitment to excellence and an unwavering dedication to client success.

Clients in a variety of unique and challenging commercial endeavors turn to Bernstein Shur for its expertise and experience in the areas of business law, real estate, construction law, business restructuring and insolvency, tax law, employment law, intellectual property, and finance. In order to respond swiftly and effectively to evolving client needs, Bernstein Shur provides commercial legal services at the industry and trade-group level in addition to traditional practice areas.

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. The firm's Municipal and Legislative practice is the largest, longest-serving, and most experienced group of its kind in the state of Maine. Bernstein Shur's international practice includes representation relating to cross-border transactions and matters in 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.

Recognizing that today's business environment often requires specialized non-legal services, Bernstein Shur launched several consulting affiliates to 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.

Widely regarded as one of New England's most entrepreneurial firms, Bernstein Shur strives to provide its clients with exceptional legal services. The Firm has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell, and more than half of its shareholders are listed in Best Lawyers in America, described by Corporate Counsel magazine as "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice". Bernstein Shur is also 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. In addition, the firm's attorneys hold leadership positions in many charitable, political, bar, and civic associations.



 

Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Business LawBusiness Restructuring and Insolvency
Construction LawData Security
Education LawEnergy Law
Environmental and Natural ResourcesFinancial Services and Securities Law
Health CareIntellectual Property Rights and Technology
Labor and Employment LawLitigation and Dispute Resolution
Municipal and RegulatoryProperty Tax and Valuation
Real Estate LawTrusts and Estates


Statement of Practice Summary:
General Civil Practice; Federal Practice; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Aviation Law; Business Law; Business Restructuring; Insolvency; Construction Law; Education Law; Energy; Environmental Law; Natural Resources; Estate Planning; Trusts; Probate; Finance; Franchise Law; Health Care; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Law; Labor And Employment; Land Conservation; Legislative Practice; Government Affairs; Litigation; Mergers And Acquisitions; Municipal Bonds; Personal Injury; Product Liability; Real Estate; Securities; Tax Law; Technology Law; Utilities.

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Real Estate Tip: ALTA 34-06 - The Endorsement That Saves The Day
Richard W. Smith, October 22, 2014
Buyers and developers who are focused on negotiating terms of transactions, projecting future income and meeting deadlines, can often ignore real estate title issues until a defect in a title threatens to derail a closing. Timing is everything and defects have a way of surfacing when the closing...

New EEOC Enforcement Guidance Gives Broad Protection to Pregnant Employees
Kelsey Wilcox, September 19, 2014
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued new Enforcement Guidance (the Guidance) on pregnancy discrimination in the work place, shedding light on how the EEOC interprets the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act as it applies to...

A Field of Dreams: Imagining a Solar System in The Back Forty
Trish French, August 27, 2014
In April 2014, the Maine legislature passed The Maine Solar Energy Act, finding that solar energy development in Maine would help protect and improve the well-being of its residents, as well as provide greenhouse gas reductions and economic benefits. According to the Interstate Renewable Energy...




Year Established: 1915

Law Firm Affiliations: LEX MUNDI


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