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Coronavirus Legal Response Team

Legal Guidance on COVID-19

A skilled and dedicated team during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the start of the pandemic, Bernstein Shur has been an advocate for our clients and communities by providing updates and guidance. While there have been many legal and business challenges, we’ll help you understand your options.

With lives and livelihoods on the line, we’ve published more than 80 COVID 19-related alerts and hosted dozens of webinars and virtual events to help inform our clients and work together to navigate the best path forward.

Bernstein Shur attorneys and consultants continue to advise a wide range of clients on all aspects of the legal issues and implications of the pandemic including labor and employment, insurance, business restructuring, government, and healthcare issues.

Below are some of the ways our skilled and dedicated practice groups continue to assist our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labor & Employment

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and rapidly developing and has spawned governmental action relating to employment at all levels in an attempt to mitigate its effect.  It also has ushered in a barrage of questions from both employees and employers relating to their rights, duties, and obligations under these new laws, laws regarding employee health and safety, and laws regarding furloughs and layoffs.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys in ME and New Hampshire are tirelessly working to advise and assist clients as they navigate the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 by providing clear and current information and thoughtfully answering practical questions as clients try to respond to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.


Our litigation and trial attorneys have decades of experience working with clients, and we are uniquely positioned to help handle disputes that arise because of the COVID-19 crisis.

We all find ourselves in a situation we never thought possible, confronting decisions we never thought we’d have to make. Our business relationships may be stretched to their limits. Some will prove to be as resilient as we hoped and expected, but others will not. In those difficult times, experienced counsel that is smart, practical, and tough – and that understands your business – will help you avoid disputes, if possible, but will fight for your interests when you have no other option.

Business Restructuring & Insolvency

The nationally recognized attorneys in our Business Restructuring and Insolvency Group (BRI) can help fortify you and your business through the unique economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have decades of experience providing sophisticated legal counsel to clients facing financial difficulties, and stand ready to provide services throughout this crisis, including representing clients in Chapter 11 reorganizations, obtaining new business financing, debt restructuring, forbearance agreements, litigation, and asset sales. Whether representing a national bank, a small business, or an individual, we provide comprehensive and creative legal counsel to meet all your needs.


We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is deeply affecting businesses, and our Business Law Practice Group is on call to assist our clients with their most pressing COVID-19-related business concerns, including business continuity planning, understanding and applying for relevant government loan assistance programs, mergers and acquisitions, and tax planning. Our bench is deep, and we have the resources necessary to provide superior responsiveness, support and counsel to our business clients during this difficult time.

In addition to providing our clients with real-time practical guidance and advice, we are continuously monitoring the rapidly changing federal and state regulatory landscape, and providing our clients with the most up-to-date information and advice on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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