Attorney George Burns Appointed to Bernstein Shur’s Board of Directors
Shareholder Elected by Peers to Firm Leadership
Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that George F. Burns has been elected by his colleagues to serve as a member of the firm’s board of directors. He has been appointed to a three-year term and joins other board members Joan Fortin, Jim Keenan, Pat Peard, Scot Draeger, Kate Knox, COO Julie Watson Boehme and CEO Pat Scully.
“We are pleased to have George join our board of directors,” said Scully. “George has been a leader in our firm for the past 13 years and he brings tremendous judgment, wisdom and good business sense to our deliberations.”
George Burns is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of commercial litigation, corporate law, construction law, alternative dispute resolution, and timber law. He has been AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell for over 25 years and is listed as a New England Super Lawyer in Construction Law. Burns serves as a member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association, and the Maine Superior Court has appointed him as an arbitrator, mediator, and early neutral evaluator for its Court Alternative Dispute Service (CADRES). He recently served on Chief Justice Saufley’s Business and Consumer Docket Advisory Committee.
Burns is admitted to practice in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. He resides in Falmouth, Maine.
About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, 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, 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.