Bernstein Shur welcomes to the firm the Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of Maine
Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (October 29, 2015) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest and most entrepreneurial law firms, announced the addition of the Honorable Louis H. Kornreich to the firm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group as an of counsel attorney. His primary area of concentration will be the mediation of complex reorganization cases and other litigation.
Judge Kornreich was a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge of the District of Maine for 14 years. During that time he also served as a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit and served as a visiting Judge in the Districts of Delaware and New Hampshire. For much of his tenure, Judge Kornreich served as Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine. Judge Kornreich is widely recognized for his work as both a trial and appellate judge in the First Circuit and beyond, as well as his experience presiding over many of the largest and most complex reorganizations in Maine history. Most recently, he notably presided as the American judge with a Canadian counterpart in the jointly administered bankruptcy cases resulting from the tragic Lac Megantic fire.
“With our practice group expanding, Judge Kornreich will provide immeasurable experience to our firm,” said Bob Keach, co-chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group. “He is held in highest regard by colleagues within the bankruptcy community as a lawyer, judge and mediator. Working with him is an honor.”
“Joining Bernstein Shur was the natural next step for me to best apply my experience to the private sector,” said Judge Kornreich. “Working with Bob Keach and his team provides me the opportunity to expand their practice into the mediation of complex cases on a national level.”
Judge Kornreich earned his JD from the Catholic University of America and his BA from the University of Connecticut. He is a resident of Bangor, Maine.