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Bernstein Shur Announces Two New Shareholders
February 3, 2011

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced today that they have elected Katherine (Kate) R. Knox and Kevan Lee Deckelmann shareholders of the firm.

Knox is a member of Bernstein Shur’s legislative and political law practice group.  She focuses her practice on lobbying, campaign compliance and election law.  In addition to lobbying, Knox specializes in advising clients on all aspects of campaign finance laws, including government ethics requirements, political action committee governance and ballot question campaigns.

In 2008, she was named a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Government/Cities/Municipal Law and is also recognized in Best Lawyers in America. In 2010, the Maine Democratic Party nominated Knox as a “Partner in Pride.”

A resident of Portland Maine, Knox received her BS in 1990 from Skidmore College in New York. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Maine School of Social Work, where she received her MSW. She received her JD from the University of Maine School of Law in 2004.

Kevan Lee Deckelmann is a member of Bernstein Shur’s business law practice group.  She focuses on entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, and providing general counsel to a spectrum of businesses.  She is also experienced in bankruptcy, intellectual property and commercial real estate and tax-increment financing solutions.

Deckelmann currently serves as a member of the Maine State Bar Association’s Business Law Section LLC Act Drafting Committee, which is drafting the new Maine Limited Liability Company Act that will include the first low-profit limited liability company legislation in Maine’s history.

Prior to her work with Bernstein Shur, Deckelmann served as a law clerk for United States Bankruptcy Judge Louis H. Kornreich.  Before law school, she worked in constituent services in the offices of Governor Angus King. She is a former President and Board Chair of Dress for Success Southern Maine.

Deckelmann, who resides in Portland Maine, received her BA in 1995 from Bowdoin College in Maine. She holds a JD from University of Maine School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in 1991.