Attorney Anthony Perkins Recognized for Outstanding Entrepreneurial Mentorship
ME Center for Entrepreneurial Development honors Perkins, a longtime volunteer mentor in the MCED Top Gun program, with its 2016 Compass Award
PORTLAND and AUGUSTA, ME and MANCHESTER, N.H. (June 8, 2016) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that shareholder Anthony E. Perkins was awarded the ME Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) Compass Award for his many years of outstanding mentorship through the Top Gun business acceleration and development program.
Designed to help entrepreneurs accelerate their growth, Top Gun is a five-month competitive program run by the ME Center for Entrepreneurial Development. Program participants are matched with volunteer mentors who provide guidance on product innovation, business model development, sales and marketing and other key processes required for growth. The program culminates in a final pitch-off for the prize of $10,000 cash or $120,000-worth of in-kind services. To-date, more than 140 companies have graduated from the MCED Top Gun program.
“Time and again, Tony has proven to be a wonderfully talented advisor and mentor to start-ups and growing businesses,” said firm CEO Pat Scully. “Tony has a unique combination of deep business law expertise and practical business savvy that makes him an invaluable asset, not only to our firm, but to the next generation of business leaders who benefit from his experience through the Top Gun program. We are proud to see others appreciating Tony’s dedication to entrepreneurship as much as we do at Bernstein Shur.”
Perkins, whose career with Bernstein Shur spans three decades, serves as co-chair of the firm’s Business Law and Technology, Outsourcing & Data Security Practice Groups. He is also manager of TechVentures Group, a business advisory group within Bernstein Shur, helping companies to achieve sustainable growth objectives through equity and debt financing, strategic alliances, product development and commercialization, and business deal negotiations. Perkins has served on the board of the ME Center for Entrepreneurial Development for three years. He received his JD from the University of ME School of Law in 1985 and his BA from Colby College in 1982.
About Bernstein Shur Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm with clients across the U.S. and around the world. The firm has more than 100 award-winning attorneys and professionals who provide practical and innovative counsel in more than 20 key areas, catering to a broad range of clients and industries. Bernstein Shur is known for simplifying complex issues and winning through steadfast persistence. The firm is ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.