Bernstein Shur Earns Top Honors from Chambers USA 2016


Bernstein Shur Earns Top Honors from Chambers USA 2016

Robert J. Keach Ranked Bankruptcy Star Individual for Tenth Consecutive Year

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (May 27, 2016) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, has earned top ratings in Chambers USA, a prestigious directory of the nation’s top law firms and leading business lawyers. The firm received the highest possible ranking in three practice areas: Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy and Natural Resources, and Real Estate.

“Each day our lawyers work hard to deliver world-class legal service to our clients,” said Bernstein Shur CEO Pat Scully. “We are extremely proud that Chambers USA has recognized so many of our lawyers for excellence in their areas of practice.”

In addition to the firm rankings, 26 attorneys were individually recognized and eight were ranked in the top band in their areas of practice. For the tenth consecutive year, Robert J. Keach received the highest ranking of Star Individual for his bankruptcy practice, and Charles E. Miller was highlighted as Senior Statesman for his real estate practice.

The Bernstein Shur attorneys included in the 2016 Chambers USA directory are:

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions: Bankruptcy (ME)

D. Sam Anderson (Yarmouth, ME)
Robert J. Keach (Falmouth, ME)

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions (ME)

John L. Carpenter (North Yarmouth, ME)
Scot E. Draeger (Falmouth, ME)
Anthony E. Perkins (Gorham, ME)
Eric F. Saunders (Cumberland, ME)

Energy and Natural Resources (ME)

James N. Broder (Cumberland Foreside, ME)
Gordon F. Grimes (Durham, ME)
Patrick J. Scully(Portland, ME)

Environment (ME)

Katherine A. Joyce (Scarborough, ME)

Labor and Employment (ME)

Steven Gerlach (North Yarmouth, ME)
Glenn Israel (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
Linda D. McGill (Freeport, ME)
Patricia A. Peard (Falmouth, ME)

Labor and Employment (New Hampshire)

Edward (Terry) Shumaker III (Concord, New Hampshire)

Litigation: General Commercial (ME)

Paul McDonald (Cape Elizabeth, ME)

Litigation: General Commercial (New Hampshire)

Andru H. Volinsky (Concord, New Hampshire)

Real Estate (ME)

Tom S. Hanson (Cumberland, ME)
Charles E. Miller (Portland, ME)
Richard D. Prentice (Yarmouth, ME)
Jaimie Paul Schwartz (South Portland, ME)
Nathan H. Smith (Kealakekua, Hawaii)
Hawley R. Strait (Yarmouth, ME)
Peter Van Hemel (Kennebunk, ME)
William M. Welch (Falmouth, ME)
Real Estate: Timberland/Conservation (ME)

Eliza M. Cope Nolan (Portland, ME)

About Chambers USA
Chambers and Partners has published leading directories for the legal profession for more than 20 years. The selection process of the Chambers USA directory involves 100 full-time researchers conducting interviews with thousands of attorneys and their clients. This intensive, continuous research identifies the nation’s top lawyers and law firms, judged according to the criteria most valued by clients.

About Bernstein Shur
Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm with clients across the U.S. and around the world. The firm has more than 100 award-winning attorneys and professionals who provide practical and innovative counsel in more than 20 key areas, catering to a broad range of clients and industries. Bernstein Shur is known for simplifying complex issues and winning through steadfast persistence. The firm is ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at