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Four Bernstein Shur Attorneys Elected to Shareholder

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Dec. 30, 2021 – Bernstein Shur is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been elected as new shareholders, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

“This is an outstanding group of lawyers. They’ve each shown impressive dedication not only to their clients but also to our local communities and the legal profession,” Bernstein Shur CEO Joan Fortin said. “I’m confident they will continue to use their deep knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality legal counsel to help our clients meet their business goals.”

Kevin Decker is an energy attorney who helps clients navigate regulatory and transactional matters involving project development. Decker negotiates and drafts key energy project contracts, particularly where knowledge of underlying regulatory requirements is critical, and he draws on experience in commercial and administrative litigation to resolve regulatory proceedings and project disputes. Decker earned his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, summa cum laude, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the state of Maine and the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Suzanne Breselor Lowell is a real estate attorney who represents buyers and sellers in complex commercial and large residential real estate transactions. Lowell’s experience spans a wide variety of industries, including solar and wind energy development and private-public partnerships. Building on her experience in corporate law and as a real estate broker, she has unique familiarity with many aspects of real estate transactions. She earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, summa cum laude, and her A.B. from Dartmouth College. She is admitted to practice in the state of Maine and the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

John Moran is a business and regulatory attorney who represents start-up companies and established small businesses in a broad array of manufacturing and service industries with respect to private debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, commercial financings, intellectual property, and general, day-to-day business matters. Moran is a co-founder of the Firm’s Food and Beverage Industry Group, and he serves as general counsel to a significant number of craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, retailers, and other food and beverage companies with respect to supply, distribution, and federal and state licensing and regulatory compliance matters. Moran earned his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, magna cum laude, and his B.A. from the University of Maine, magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the state of Maine and the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Beth Smith is a real estate attorney who focuses her practice on renewable energy projects, routinely acting as lead and local real estate counsel on complex energy transactions at all stages of the project life cycle. She has broad experience in utility-scale and distributed generation involving wind, solar, hydroelectric, natural gas, and biomass transactions, including established and emerging energy storage technologies. In addition to her energy practice, Smith routinely represents landlords, tenants, banks, real estate developers, municipalities, and non-profits in a wide variety of commercial and residential transactions, including purchase and sale transactions and leasing.  Smith earned her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, magna cum laude, and her A.B. from Dartmouth College, cum laude. She is admitted to practice in the states of Maine and New Hampshire and the commonwealth of Massachusetts.