Bernstein Shur Tops List of Maine’s Largest Law Firms
“Being at the top of a list like this is certainly something to celebrate, but what really matters is that our size and experience position us to truly be a multi-service law firm. We put our clients at the top of the list, advising them across a wide range of business issues. Whether you’re a small business owner or Fortune 500 company, we deliver smart and comprehensive legal solutions,” said CEO Joan Fortin.
The firms were ranked by total Maine attorneys as of October 2021 when Bernstein Shur reported 105 total Maine attorneys and 199 total Maine employees in the firm’s two offices located in Portland and Augusta. Bernstein Shur also has an office in Manchester, New Hampshire, with 16 attorneys, but those attorneys are not counted as part of this state-specific ranking.
The November 15, 2021, issue of Mainebiz also reported on the launch of Bernstein Shur’s new Media and Marketing practice, led by shareholder Kevan Lee Deckelmann. The group of four attorneys is already delivering nationwide counsel in the quickly evolving and heavily regulated digital advertising and marketing space.
“It used to be that someone came up with an idea and an ad agency made a television commercial. Now, you can have an idea with a YouTube video in a day. Things move very quickly,” Deckelmann said.
Associate James Monteleone was quoted in the publication’s “Trial by Zoom” article, where he discussed both the benefits and challenges of virtual litigation and remote justice, including ongoing hitches with electronic filing.
“We’re struggling to figure that out, and more advanced systems are going to take time,” Monteleone said.