Bernstein Shur Attorneys Earn Peer Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®


Bernstein Shur Attorneys Earn Peer Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®

Attorneys Recognized for High Ethical Standards and Professional Ability

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that attorneys Arnold Macdonald, Hawley R. Strait and Matt Tarasevich received the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating, the highest level of Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review rating system.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The evaluations are based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.

The following Bernstein Shur attorneys were rated by Martindale-Hubbell®:


Arnie Macdonald

Arnie Macdonald

Arnold Macdonald (AV® Preeminent) is a member of the Business Law Practice Group, Construction Law Practice Group and Real Estate Practice Group. He is also chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. His practice focuses on providing counsel to businesses in formation, finance, real estate, succession planning and governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Macdonald is located in the Portland, ME office.




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Hawley Strait

Hawley R. Strait (AV® Preeminent) is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. His practice includes the representation of real estate developers, banking institutions and individuals in all aspects of real estate law, with a focus on commercial and residential development, acquisitions, sales, financing and leasing. Strait is located in the Portland, ME office.




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Matt Tarasevich

Matt Tarasevich (AV® Preeminent) is co-chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and a member of the Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group. His practice focuses on private and public sector labor and personnel issues, defending employers in employment litigation, advising clients on employment and labor-related topics, including serving as chief negotiator and counsel in labor negotiations and actions, drafting employment policies and serving as an outside investigator. Tarasevich is located in the Portland and Augusta, ME offices.

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