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Five Bernstein Shur Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” Distinction

50 Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (August 20, 2020) – Bernstein Shur announced that 50 attorneys have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2021. Of that list, five attorneys were also named a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor exclusive to their legal specialty and geographic location. In addition, 16 attorneys were included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a peer-reviewed listing of newer attorneys in private practice, recognized for outstanding professional excellence in their field.

The five attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers “Lawyer of Year” (2021 Edition) are:

  • George F. Burns, Mediation
  • Joan Fortin, Municipal Law
  • Gregory Michael, Real Estate Law
  • Nelson Toner, Tax Law
  • Andru H. Volinksy, Employment Law – Individuals

The 16 attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021 Edition) are:

Manchester, NH

Brett Allard
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Hilary Holmes Rheaume
Construction Law
Labor and Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Construction

Portland, ME

Ryan C. Almy
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

Amber Attalla
Labor and Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Zachary Brandwein
Commercial Litigation

Kevin Decker
Energy Law

Benjamin Dexter
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Litigation

Eviana Englert
Commercial Litigation

Kaitlyn Husar
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Eric Langland
Technology Law

Rachael Becker McEntee
Energy Law
Environmental Law

James G. Monteleone
Commercial Litigation

John J. Moran
Corporate Law

Conor Shankman
Technology Law

Tara A. Walker
Labor and Employment Law – Management

Andrew Wells
Tax Law

The 50 attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition) are:

Augusta, ME

Lee K. Bragg (2008)
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Municipal Law

Katherine R. Knox (2010)
Government Relations Practice

Manchester, NH

Kelly J. Gagliuso (2015)
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Richard C. Gagliuso (2011)
Construction Law
Litigation – First Amendment

James D. Kerouac (2016)
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Real Estate Law

Ovide M. Lamontagne (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Construction

Gregory Michael (2008)
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

Roy W. Tilsley (2013)
Litigation – Real Estate

Andru H. Volinsky (2001)
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Education Law
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Trade Secrets Law

Portland, ME

Sam Anderson (2010)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Michael R. Bosse (2009)
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Litigation – Construction

James N. Broder (2010)
Energy Law
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law

George F. Burns (2003)
Arbitration
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Litigation – Construction
Mediation
Timber Law

John L. Carpenter (2003)
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Franchise Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Mary E. Costigan (2016)
Environmental Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Municipal Law

Asha A. Echeverria (2019)
Construction Law

Joan M. Fortin (2009)
Municipal Law

Steven R. Gerlach (2013)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Gordon F. Grimes (2003)
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Oil and Gas Law

Tom S. Hanson (2007)
Real Estate Law

Peter Herzog (2020)
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management

Glenn Israel (2012)
Employment Law – Management

Robert J. Keach (1991)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Kevan Lee Deckelmann (2018)
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law

Kenneth W. Lehman (2001)
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Health Care Law

Arnold C. Macdonald (2008)
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Project Finance Law

Robert F. Macdonald, Jr. (2008)
Franchise Law

Paul McDonald (2013)
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Linda D. McGill (2011)
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Kai W. McGintee (2020)
Employment Law – Management

Charles E. Miller (1993)
Real Estate Law

Daniel J. Mitchell (2012)
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation

Joel Moser (2020)
Energy Regulatory Law

Shana Cook Mueller (2016)
Economic Development Law
Municipal Law

Leonard M. Nelson (2006)
Corporate Law

Eliza Cope Nolan (2011)
Nonprofit / Charities Law

Real Estate Law
Wendy J. Paradis (2012)
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Richard D. Prentice (2007)
Real Estate Law

Philip R. Saucier (2017)
Land Use and Zoning Law
Municipal Law

Eric F. Saunders (2006)
Corporate Law

Ronald W. Schneider, Jr.
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Jaimie P. Schwartz (2005)
Real Estate Law

Joel T. Shaw (2017)
Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Nathan H. Smith (1999)
Real Estate Law

David A. Soley (2013)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

Hawley R. Strait (2019)
Real Estate Law

Matthew Tarasevich (2011)
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Nelson A. Toner (2001)
Tax Law

Peter J. Van Hemel (2013)
Real Estate Law

William M. Welch (2007)
Real Estate Law

About Best Lawyers Methodology
Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.

About Bernstein Shur
Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a leading New England-based law firm advising clients across the U.S. and around the world. Our 125+ 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 Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Find out more at www.bernsteinshur.com.

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