Bernstein Shur Named to U.S. News’ Best Law Firms Directory


Bernstein Shur Named to U.S. News’ Best Law Firms Directory

Law Firm Earns 26 Tier-One Distinctions in ME and New Hampshire

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (November 5, 2020) –Bernstein Shur has been recognized in the 2021 Best Law Firms directory by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm was ranked in 44 metropolitan-area practice categories and received 26 tier-one distinctions, its top designation.

The Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro region.

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

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

Augusta, ME

  • Land Use & Zoning Law

Portland, ME

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Municipal Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law

Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

About Bernstein Shur
Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm advising clients across the U.S. and around the world. The firm’s 125+ award-winning attorneys and professionals provide practical and innovative counsel, and practice in more than 20 key areas across a variety of 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 network of independent law firms. Find out more at