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Peter J. Van Hemel to Lead Bernstein Shur Real Estate Group


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Peter J. Van Hemel to Lead Bernstein Shur Real Estate Group

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (June 16, 2016) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the selection of Peter J. Van Hemel as practice group leader of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Van Hemel will be taking over for shareholder Jaimie Schwartz, who for 15 years presided over the group and grew one of the largest and most well-respected real estate practices in New England.

Van Hemel, a shareholder, has focused his real estate practice on commercial lease negotiations, wind energy and telecommunications development projects, transactional work, boundary disputes and easement negotiations.

Bernstein Shur’s CEO, Pat Scully, remarked: “We’re very pleased that Pete is taking the helm as leader of our deep and dynamic real estate practice. I am confident that the team will continue to provide excellent service to our clients under Pete’s leadership.”

Van Hemel earned his JD from the Boston University School of Law, and his BA from the College of William & Mary. He is recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, and he resides in Kennebunk, Maine with his family.