WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE WORKING WITH US. HERE’S WHY.
Eric F. Saunders Eric F. Saunders

Eric F. Saunders


Of Counsel

Meet Eric, results-driven, sensible advisor and mastermind of business and health care law.

Eric F. Saunders

CONTACT
esaunders@bernsteinshur.com

207 228-7256 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029

PRACTICES & INDUSTRIES SERVED Business
Corporate Governance
Health Care
AWARDS
  • Ranked in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

Eric brings a refreshing and astonishing breadth of legal experience: He’s worked on appellate litigation, municipal law, ERISA, securities law, tax law, corporate and partnership law, health care law, and housing law. After more than 40 years of practice, there’s essentially no problem that Eric can’t dissect and solve.

At Bernstein Shur, Eric focuses on counseling businesses on everything from governance to executive compensation. He is also a dedicated member of the firm’s health care practice, for which he covers both the regulatory and transactional aspects, including mergers and acquisitions.

But that’s not all. Eric is also very experienced in:

  • Representing clients in acquiring limited partner interests in mature limited partnerships
  • Corporate takeover battles involving Maine-based public companies
  • Working with hospitals, physicians (individuals and group practices), dentists, denturists, physical therapists, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, pharmacy chains, and drug treatment programs
  • Resolving shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Syndicating real estate projects, including federally subsidized housing projects
  • Individual and class action lawsuits against general partners who have breached fiduciary duties through self-dealing and other improper acts

In his former life, Eric was:

  • Part of a family business, where he worked a variety of jobs: He’s sawed logs, performed cost studies, and evaluated talent for promotion
  • A poverty worker in Appalachia

When Eric isn’t working, he is…

Finding serenity outdoors through hunting, fishing, and sailing. Eric also enjoys painting and woodworking, and has been involved with numerous organizations that promote local artists.

Background

Education
JD, Boston University School of Law, 1973
Member, Law Review
BA, Harvard University, 1969

Admitted to practice
State of Maine

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association (Committee to Revise the Maine Uniform Partnership, Co-chair; Committee to Adopt the Maine Limited Liability Company Act; Committee to Revise the Maine Business Corporation Act)
American Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association