Bernstein Shur Announces Five New Shareholders


Bernstein Shur Announces Five New Shareholders

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (Jan 09, 2019) – Bernstein Shur, a leading New England law firm, announced the selection of Helen Coburn, Meredith Eilers, Christina Ferrari, Talesha Saint-Marc, and Jack Woodcock as shareholders.

Helen Sterling Coburn is a member of the Business Law Practice Group and Co-chair of the Group’s Private Capital team, where she advises entrepreneurial companies and investors across multiple industries on corporate governance, corporate financing, and general business matters. Her practice focuses primarily on representation in angel and venture capital investment, as well as other financings involving compliance with federal and state securities laws. Coburn is a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chairs the Program Committee of Startup ME, a non-profit committed to elevating ME’s start-up ecosystem. She earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School and resides in Cumberland, ME.

Meredith Eilers is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Construction Law Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on helping clients resolve a wide variety of legal matters, including disputes involving the Uniform Commercial Code, products liability, and construction contracts. Eilers also advises a range of clients on both residential and commercial construction contract drafting. She co-founded Bernstein Shur’s annual Women in Construction event, a networking and panel event dedicated to issues women face in the construction and project development industries. Eilers earned her J.D. from Vermont Law School and resides in Bowdoinham, ME.

Christina Ferrari is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Business, and Healthcare Practice Groups. Before entering law, Christina was a dedicated researcher in the fields of neurosurgery and neuropharmacology, and her work has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. She now puts her industry-specific, technical knowledge to work as an advisor and outside general counsel to her biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical clients, as they navigate the modern-day health care system’s legal and regulatory challenges. As a skilled litigator, Ferrari advocates for her clients and assists them in resolving complex disputes in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, healthcare, and professional licensing. Ferrari is President of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, a member of the Manchester Business Council, appointed by Mayor Craig and a member of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance’s BioMed TechCommittee and Government Affairs Committee. She earned her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she was a Daniel Webster Scholar and sworn into the New Hampshire Bar prior to graduation, and resides in Amherst, New Hampshire.

Talesha Saint-Marc is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and provides advice and counsel to employers regarding all aspects of employment law, including FLSA, FMLA and ADA compliance, and Title VII and state human rights claims. In addition to representing employers before both various government agencies and in court, she represents employers in collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance and arbitration proceedings, and before the National Labor Relations Board.  Saint-Marc is the Clerk of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees for Rivier University. She earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and resides in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Jack Woodcock is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and handles complex civil litigation across a wide variety of subject areas. His prior experience includes serving as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he defended the United States in large civil suits in federal courts across the country, including two bellwether suits brought by residents of Greater New Orleans for flood damages incurred in Hurricane Katrina. Woodcock earned his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law and resides in Cumberland, ME.

About Bernstein Shur
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