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56 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Earn Listing in Best Lawyers in America 2013

Three Attorneys Honored for 29 Consecutive Years- Five Attorneys Added to List

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (August 23, 2012) – Bernstein Shur, one of New England’s largest law firms, announced today that 56 of its attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Among the firm’s shareholders, 82 percent are listed in Best Lawyers, an attorney referral guide featuring the nation’s top legal talent.

The directory is based on an extensive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 attorneys cast close to four million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Best Lawyers has consistently featured Bernstein Shur attorneys, including Gordon F. Grimes, Leonard M. Nelson and Peter J. Rubin, all of whom have each been listed since the list’s inception 29 years ago.

The 2013 list includes five additions to Bernstein Shur’s impressive roster: Steve Gerlach (Employee Benefits), Paul McDonald (Litigation-Bankruptcy), David Soley (Litigation-Real Estate and Real Estate Law), Roy Tilsley (Litigation-Real Estate) and Peter Van Hemel (Real Estate Law).

Portland Attorneys
Augusta Attorneys
Manchester Attorneys

Listed Lawyers from Bernstein Shur’s Augusta Office
(each attorney’s hometown is listed next to his/her name)

Lee K. Bragg- Manchester, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Land Use & Zoning Law
– Municipal Law

Michael A. Hodgins- Pittsfield, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Commercial Litigation
– Land Use & Zoning Law
– Litigation – Construction
– Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

Katherine R. Knox- Portland, Maine
– Government Relations Practice

Daniel P. Riley, Jr.- Kennebunk, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Government Relations Practice

Lester F. Wilkinson, Jr.- Augusta, Maine
– Corporate Law
– Real Estate Law

Listed Lawyers from Bernstein Shur’s Manchester Office
(each attorney’s hometown is listed next to his/her name)

Gregory E. Michael- Bedford, New Hampshire
– Land Use & Zoning Law
– Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
– Litigation – Real Estate
– Real Estate Law

Edward E. “Terry” Shumaker- Concord, New Hampshire
– Employment Law – Individuals
– Employment Law – Management
– Labor Law – Management

Richard W. Smith- Manchester, New Hampshire
– Real Estate Law

Roy W. Tilsley- Lyndeborough, New Hampshire
– Litigation – Real Estate

Andru H. Volinsky- Concord, New Hampshire
– Commercial Litigation
– Criminal Defense: White-Collar
– Education Law
– Employment Law – Individuals
– Employment Law – Management
– Labor Law – Management

Listed Lawyers from Bernstein Shur’s Portland Office
(each attorney’s hometown is listed next to his/her name)

D. Sam Anderson- Yarmouth, Maine
– Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
– Litigation – Bankruptcy

Michael R. Bosse- Scarborough, Maine
– Construction Law
– Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
– Litigation – Construction

James N. Broder- Cumberland, Maine
– Energy Law
– Project Finance Law
– Real Estate Law

George F. Burns- Falmouth, Maine
– Arbitration
– Commercial Litigation
– Construction Law
– Corporate Law
– Litigation – Construction
– Mediation
– Timber Law

John L. Carpenter- North Yarmouth, Maine
– Corporate Compliance Law
– Corporate Governance Law
– Corporate Law
– Franchise Law
– Mergers & Acquisitions Law
– Securities/Capital Markets Law

Robert J. Crawford- Cumberland Center, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
– Land Use & Zoning Law
– Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
– Litigation – Municipal
– Municipal Law

Scot Draeger- Falmouth, Maine
– Securities/Capital Markets Law
– Securities Regulation

Michael A. Fagone- Gorham, Maine
– Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
– Litigation – Bankruptcy

Joan M. Fortin- Portland, Maine
– Municipal Law

F. Paul Frinsko- Gorham, Maine
– Employment Law – Management
– Labor Law – Management
– Public Finance Law

Steven R. Gerlach- North Yarmouth, Maine
– Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Philip H. Gleason- Cumberland, Maine
– Corporate Law
– Mergers & Acquisitions Law
– Public Finance Law

Gordon F. Grimes- Durham, Maine
– Construction Law
– Corporate Law
– Energy Law
– Oil & Gas Law

Leonard M. Gulino- South Portland, Maine
– Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
– Litigation – Bankruptcy

Tom S. Hanson- Cumberland, Maine
– Real Estate Law

Geoffrey H. Hole- South Harpswell, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
– Land Use & Zoning Law
– Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
– Litigation – Municipal
– Municipal Law
– Public Finance Law

James A. Houle- Scarborough, Maine
– Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
– Trusts and Estates

Glenn Israel- Cape Elizabeth, Maine
– Employment Law – Management

Robert J. Keach- Falmouth, Maine
– Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
– Litigation – Bankruptcy

Kenneth W. Lehman- Cumberland, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Health Care Law

Karen B. Lovell- Saco, Maine
– Tax Law
– Trusts and Estates

Arnold C. Macdonald- South Freeport, Maine
– Construction Law
– Corporate Law
– Project Finance Law

Robert F. Macdonald, Jr.- Cape Elizabeth, Maine
– Franchise Law

Paul McDonald- Cape Elizabeth, Maine
– Litigation – Bankruptcy

Linda D. McGill- Freeport, Maine
– Employment Law – Management
– Labor Law – Management

Charles E. Miller- Portland, Maine
– Real Estate Law

Daniel J. Mitchell- Scarborough, Maine
– Appellate Practice
– Commercial Litigation

John H. Montgomery III- South Freeport, Maine
– Arbitration
– Construction Law
– Insurance Law
– Mediation

Leonard M. Nelson- Falmouth, Maine
– Corporate Law

Eliza Cope Nolan- Portland, Maine
– Non-Profit/Charities Law
– Real Estate Law

Wendy Paradis- Falmouth, Maine
– Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

John M. R. Paterson- Freeport, Maine
– Antitrust Law
– Appellate Practice
– First Amendment Law
– Litigation – Antitrust
– Litigation – First Amendment
– Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Patricia A. Peard- Falmouth, Maine
– Commercial Litigation
– Education Law
– Employment Law – Management
– Labor Law – Management

David P. Ray- Yarmouth, Maine
– Arbitration
– Construction Law
– Litigation – Construction
– Mediation

Peter J. Rubin- Scarborough, Maine
– Appellate Practice
– Bet-the-Company Litigation
– Commercial Litigation
– Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
– Criminal Defense: White-Collar
– Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
– Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
– Litigation – Construction
– Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
– Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
– Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
– Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
– Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
– Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
– Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Eric F. Saunders- Cumberland, Maine
– Corporate Law

Ronald W. Schneider, Jr.- Wells, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Commercial Litigation
– Employment Law – Management
– Labor Law – Management

Jaimie P. Schwartz- South Portland, Maine
– Real Estate Law

Patrick J. Scully- Brunswick, Maine
– Administrative / Regulatory Law
– Energy Law

Nathan H. Smith- Portland, Maine
– Real Estate Law

David A. Soley- Freeport, Maine
– Litigation – Real Estate
– Real Estate Law

Matthew Tarasevich- Portland, Maine
– Employment Law – Management
– Labor Law – Management

Nelson A. Toner- Portland, Maine
– Tax Law

Peter Van Hemel- Kennebunk, Maine
– Real Estate Law

Christopher L. Vaniotis- North Yarmouth, Maine
– Administrative/Regulatory Law
– Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
– Land Use & Zoning Law
– Litigation – Municipal
– Municipal Law
– Real Estate Law

William M. Welch- Falmouth, Maine
– Real Estate Law

About Bernstein Shur

Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service firm with more than 100 attorneys in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.