Bernstein Shur Named to Best Law Firms Directory for Third Consecutive Year


Bernstein Shur Named to Best Law Firms Directory for Third Consecutive Year

Firm Earns 36 Top-Tier Distinctions in ME and New Hampshire

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (November 13, 2012) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, has been recognized in the 2013 Best Law Firms directory by Best Lawyers and U.S. News Media Group. The firm was ranked in 70 metropolitan-area practice categories and received 36 tier-one distinctions.

Best Law Firms was started in 2010 to help connect attorneys and clients to the most impressive law firms in the country. Rankings are based on extensive client and peer reviews, depth of experience and firm achievements. Best Law Firms conducted 4.3 million evaluations of 68,761 attorneys to determine the 2013 list.

Bernstein Shur has been featured in Best Law Firms since the rankings began in 2010. The 2013 edition honors individual practices in the firm’s Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, New Hampshire offices.

Bernstein Shur achieved tier-one rankings in the following locations and practice areas:

Augusta, ME
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Government Relations Practice
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation- Construction
Litigation- Land Use & Zoning
Real Estate Law

Manchester, New Hampshire
Employment Law- Individuals
Employment Law- Management
Labor Law- Management
Real Estate Law

Portland, ME
Administrative/ Regulatory Law
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar
Employment Law- Management
Energy Law
Franchise Law
Labor Law- Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation- Bankruptcy
Litigation- Construction
Litigation- Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation- Land Use & Zoning
Litigation- Municipal
Municipal Law
Product Liability Litigation- Defendants
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

About Bernstein Shur

Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service firm with 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

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, including the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, and Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over thirty years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.