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 33 Tier-One Distinctions in ME and New Hampshire

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (November 1, 2017) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, has been recognized in the 2018 Best Law Firms directory by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm was ranked in 51 metropolitan-area practice categories and received 33 tier-one distinctions, its top designation.

Best Law Firms started in 2010 to help connect attorneys and clients to the most impressive law firms in the country. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “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.

Bernstein Shur has been featured in Best Law Firms since the rankings began in 2010. The 2018 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:

Portland, ME

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Appellate Practice
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 – Land Use & Zoning
Litigation – Municipal
Litigation – Real Estate
Municipal Law
Project Finance Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law

Augusta, ME

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Commercial Litigation
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Construction

Manchester, New Hampshire

Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Employment Law – Individuals
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. Our 110+ 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 association of independent law firms. Find out more at