Bernstein Shur Announces New Practice Group Leaders for 2015
Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the selection of Katherine A. Joyce, Katherine R. Knox and Philip R. Saucier as new practice group leaders.
Kat Joyce, shareholder, was selected as chair of the firm’s Energy and Environmental Practice Group. Based in the firm’s Portland, ME office, Joyce focuses her practice on environmental permitting and compliance, particularly as it pertains to power generation facilities, large-scale commercial development, and of resolution of contamination or other violations of environmental laws. She provides clients with a full range of legal services necessary to accomplish small and large-scale development projects.
A resident of Scarborough, ME, Joyce earned her JD from University of ME School of Law, her MS in environmental law from Vermont Law School, and her BA from Middlebury College. She is formerly the chair of the ME State Bar Association Natural Resources Section.
Kate Knox, shareholder, was selected as chair of the firm’s Legislative and Political Practice Group. Based in the firm’s Augusta, ME office, Knox serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and focuses her practice on lobbying, campaign compliance and election law. She advises clients on all aspects of campaign finance laws, including government ethics requirements, political action committee formation and governance, ballot question campaigns, and drafts legislation and administrative rules. She also represents a wide variety of clients before the ME State Legislature.
A resident of Portland, ME, Knox earned her JD from the University of ME School of Law, her MSW from University of ME School of Social Work, and her BS from Skidmore College. She was honored as a “Partner in Pride” in 2010 and 2014 by the ME Democratic Party, received the 2014 Outstanding Alumna Award from the Women’s Law Association at the University of ME School of Law, and is an adjunct professor at ME Law.
Phil Saucier, shareholder, was selected as chair of the firm’s Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group. Based in the firm’s Portland, ME office, Saucier is also a member of the firm’s Legislative and Political Practice Group. His municipal and regulatory practice focuses on land use and development matters, zoning issues, administrative and judicial appeals, and general municipal law including the Freedom of Access Act and drafting ordinances. His legislative and political practice focuses on assisting clients with health care, municipal and other matters before the ME State Legislature. Saucier also advises clients on campaign compliance and election law.
A resident of Portland, ME, Saucier earned his JD from the University of ME School of Law and his BA from Vassar College. He is co-chair of the ME State Bar Association Municipal Section and is a former Chair of the Portland Zoning Board of Appeals.
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 ME 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 ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.