Bernstein Shur Welcomes Back Returning Attorney Christopher J. Devlin
Devlin Brings Deep Finance Expertise to Firm
Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the return of Christopher J. Devlin to the firm’s Business Law Practice Group.
Devlin is a highly-regarded finance and commercial lending attorney with more than 25 years of experience. His practice will focus on all aspects of commercial finance on behalf of both borrowers and lenders, including secured and unsecured lending, construction loans, and asset-based credit facilities. Devlin was formerly a shareholder at Bernstein Shur from 1993-2005, and he will return as a shareholder in the firm’s Portland, ME office.
Devlin has most recently served as Managing Counsel at Unum Group, where he led the legal team responsible for Unum’s approximately $45 billion investment portfolio, consisting of publicly-traded bonds, private placements, private equity investments and commercial mortgage loans. He is the co-author of The ME Commercial Lending Handbook, the only book-length guide to commercial lending in ME, has authored or contributed to numerous other publications, including Commercial Lending Law, a State-by-State Guide and The Law of Guaranties, A Jurisdiction-By-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law, and has taught commercial lending law at the University of Maine School of Law.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris home to Bernstein Shur,” said the firm’s CEO Pat Scully. “His strong leadership and proven excellence in commercial finance makes this a wonderful addition to our business law team. Chris returns as a highly valued and respected colleague who immediately will be an enormous asset to our clients.”
Devlin earned his JD from Boston College Law School and his BA from Vassar College. He is admitted to practice in the State of ME and is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He resides in Portland, ME with his wife Julia and their three children.
About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has 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 www.bernsteinshur.com.