Bernstein Shur Earns Top Honors from Chambers USA 2019


Bernstein Shur Earns Top Honors from Chambers USA 2019

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

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (May 3, 2019) – Bernstein Shur, a leading New England based law firm has announced ratings in Chambers USA, a prestigious directory of the nation’s top law firms and business lawyers. The firm received the highest possible ranking in three practice areas: Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy and Natural Resources and Real Estate.

In addition to the firm rankings, 26 attorneys were individually recognized. For the thirteenth consecutive year, Robert J. Keach received the highest ranking of Star Individual for his bankruptcy practice; Nathan H. Smith was highlighted as a Senior Statesman; N. Joel Moser was highlighted as an Up and Coming practitioner; Talesha Saint-Marc as an Associate to Watch and firm CEO Patrick J. Scully was ranked as an Eminent Practitioner.

The Bernstein Shur attorneys included in the 2019 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)
Anthony E. Perkins (Gorham, ME)

Energy and Natural Resources (ME)
N. Joel Moser (Lewiston, ME)
James N. Broder (Cumberland Foreside, ME)
Patrick J. Scully (Naples, ME)

Environment (ME)
Katherine A. Joyce (Scarborough, ME)

Labor and Employment (ME)
Glenn Israel (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
Linda D. McGill (Freeport, ME)
Kai W. McGintee (Yarmouth, ME)
Ronald W. Schneider Jr. (Wells, ME)

Labor and Employment (New Hampshire)
Talesha Saint-Marc (Nashua, New Hampshire)

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Compensation
Steven Gerlach (North Yarmouth, ME)

Litigation: General Commercial (ME)
Paul McDonald (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
Dan Mitchell (Scarborough, ME)
Daniel Murphy (Portland, ME)

Litigation: General Commercial (New Hampshire)
Ned Sackman (Concord, New Hampshire)
Andru H. Volinsky (Concord, New Hampshire)

Real Estate (ME)
Tom S. Hanson (Cumberland, 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)


Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm advising clients across the U.S. and around the world. Our 120+ award-winning attorneys and professionals provide practical and innovative counsel, and practice in more than 20 key areas across a variety of industries.

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