Bernstein Shur Welcomes Former HUD Area Counsel David Aborn
Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that David Aborn, former HUD Northern New England Area Counsel, has joined the firm, serving as of counsel in the government finance team. Other members of the group include James Broder, Chris Devlin, Tom Hanson, Arnold MacDonald, Shana Cook Mueller, Wendy Paradis, David Ray, Eric Saunders, Beth Smith, Hawley Strait, and Nelson Toner. David will focus on transaction and regulatory matters involving HUD, the Maine State Housing Authority, local Public Housing Authorities and Low Income Tax Credit program.
While at HUD for 38 years, Aborn was responsible for the provision of comprehensive legal services regarding all functions and programs assigned to the Housing and Urban Development Manchester Field Office. Program areas included single and multifamily housing, Section 8 and Section 202 housing, low-rent Public Housing and Community Planning and Development activities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as well as occasionally in other states.
Aborn was also responsible for ensuring the successful closing of loan transactions insured by HUD or directly financed by HUD. Types of housing included multifamily, supportive housing for the elderly and disabled and healthcare facilities, including skilled nursing care, intermediate care, assisted living and hospitals.
Aborn received the 2012 Leigh Curry Award and the 2014 Distinguished Service Award for his sustained excellence in the provision of legal services to the U.S. Department of HUD. He resides in Merrimack, N.H. David will be available for consultations in the firm’s Portland, Augusta and Manchester offices.
About Bernstein Shur
Bernstein Shur has 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, energy law litigation, municipal law, and real estate law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Its real estate practice group includes over 20 full time practitioners with a focus on Northern New England and Massachusetts. 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.