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Whether you’re working on an energy project, tax-financed development, or national tenant lease, you’re likely facing a lot of moving parts and complex documentation requirements. Our team provides smart, strategic counsel and manages all the pieces—ensuring that everything comes together the way you want it to.

Our accessible, down-to-earth real estate attorneys are known for their timely responses, attention to detail, and budget-friendly solutions.

We’ll keep your project on track—no matter what you’re up against.

There’s nothing more thrilling to us than keeping a project on time and on budget. Fortunately for us, we get to do that a lot. We regularly manage complicated projects throughout New England and around the world, bringing much-needed strategy, organization, and stability to everything from new condo developments to hydroelectric plant construction.

We’re especially good at helping clients work efficiently in states with unpredictable or complicated rules. Having decades of experience under our belts means we’ve seen it all (or at least most of it) and know the regulatory environment inside and out. As a result, we can often anticipate regulatory challenges and provide strategic counsel to help you get ahead of them.

Our in-house title insurance company makes closings a breeze.

When it comes time to close a deal, our in-house commercial title insurance company, Monument Title Company, helps our clients get the job done. The company can serve as your title insurance “quarterback,” providing super-fast turnarounds on projects of all sizes and making the closing process quick, efficient, and painless.

We’ll help you hit the ground running anywhere in the world.

We have access to top-tier attorneys in all states and significant international jurisdictions through our membership in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms. We’re able to seamlessly handle client projects almost anywhere in the world—and frequently do.

Most important, our team works in the way that’s best for you.

We don’t over-lawyer cases or surprise clients with excessive bills. Instead, we try to make things more predictable—especially when it comes to pricing. If traditional hourly billing doesn’t work for your budget, talk to us about alternative fee arrangements. We’ve worked on success-fee and flat-fee structures, and can collaborate on an approach that works well for you. We are confident in our team’s ability to deliver what you need and we welcome the opportunity to work on your terms.


Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America rank Bernstein Shur’s Real Estate Practice Group as the top practice in ME.

Additionally, Chambers USA has commended us for our “client-focused approach” and “record of finding practical solutions to complex transactional issues”—which are two hallmarks of our services that we’re very proud of.

Our practice includes:

  • Energy projects including wind, hydroelectric, natural gas and biomass
  • Transmission corridor and right-of-way
  • Development projects, including subdivision planning, permits and approvals
  • Condominium development
  • Litigation/resolution of real estate conflicts
  • Tax-enhanced, tax increment, and new market tax credit financed projects
  • Elderly and affordable housing development
  • National retail and franchise transactions
  • Acquisitions, sales and exchanges
  • Leasing transactions
  • Conservation easements
  • Timberlands
  • Lender, bank, and finance work
  • Telecommunications development and site location
  • Family ownership planning and succession
  • Public arena/facility ownership, finance and leasing