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Bernstein Shur’s Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group is Maine’s longest serving, largest and most experienced municipal law practice group. We serve as general counsel or special counsel to more than 125 Maine municipalities. Best Lawyers in America® 2012 ranked Bernstein Shur’s municipal group No. 1 in the United States.
Our attorneys serve as special counsel to governmental entities including:
No law firm in Maine can match Bernstein Shur’s record of specialized knowledge and breadth of experience in municipal law.
Cost-Effective Solutions Aimed at Avoiding Litigation
Our municipal lawyers stress the practice of preventative law, helping municipal officials avoid judicial challenges to their actions. This approach helps our clients avoid litigation, the most significant component of legal expenses for most Maine municipalities.
Education & Training For Clients
We work closely with elected officials, board members, committees and department heads.
We train newly elected officials and staff to help them develop the background and knowledge necessary to fulfill their responsibilities. Because we believe that education and training ultimately reduce legal costs to a community, we provide ongoing education and training programs at no cost to our clients.
Private & Business Interest Counsel
Our breadth of experience enables us to effectively and efficiently represent private and business interests before local governments and other public entities. We routinely provide assistance to clients in: