Bernstein Shur Welcomes Real Estate Attorney Richard Prentice


Bernstein Shur Welcomes Real Estate Attorney Richard Prentice

Prentice Brings Deep Real Estate Law Knowledge to Firm

Richard D. Prentice

Richard D. Prentice

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the addition of Richard D. Prentice to the firm’s Real Estate Law Practice Group. He joined the firm’s Portland, ME office as a shareholder.

“I am excited to work with Charlie Miller, Jaimie Schwartz and the rest of the Real Estate team to continue the growth of the practice and further its reputation as the ‘go to’ real estate group north of Boston,” said Prentice. “It’s a great opportunity for me and for my clients.”

Prentice is a highly-skilled real estate attorney who brings more than 35 years of experience to Bernstein Shur. His practice focuses on development, complex project structuring and strategy, purchase and sale transactions and commercial leasing of all kinds, including retail, office and industrial.

“We are thrilled to have Dick Prentice join our firm’s Real Estate Law Practice Group,” said Pat Scully, Bernstein Shur’s CEO. “Dick’s unmatched expertise will enhance our firm’s position as the strongest and deepest commercial real estate law group in Northern New England.”

Bernstein Shur’s Real Estate group boasts 16 full-time commercial real estate lawyers and a 10-member paralegal group that has multi-jurisdiction experience in energy corridor and commercial development projects, permitting, finance, tax-enhanced development and large project permitting and planning.

Prentice adds considerable depth and a fine professional reputation to the group. He is rated in Chambers USA and listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) and a board member of ME Real Estate & Development Association. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Prentice was a partner at Pierce Atwood, based in Portland, ME, and a partner at Drinker Biddle and Shanley LLP based in New Jersey.

Prentice earned his J.D. from Fordham University Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College. He is admitted to practice in ME, New Jersey and New York. He is a resident of Yarmouth, ME.

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