Bernstein Shur Launches Food and Beverage Industry Group


Bernstein Shur Launches Food and Beverage Industry Group

Ann M. Freeman, Anthony E. Perkins, Frederick L. Lipp, Helen Sterling Coburn, James F. Keenan, John J. Moran, John L. Carpenter, Katherine R. Knox, Peter A. Hale, Susan V. Duprey

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (August 17, 2016) – Bernstein Shur, one of New England’s leading law firms, announced the formation of its Food and Beverage Industry Group.  The group is comprised of a team of attorneys, providing industry entrepreneurs with legal counsel from start-up through late-stage growth and exit.

Jim Keenan, Chair of Bernstein Shur’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, noted that the group provides advice on all aspects of the food and beverage industry, both locally and nationally.  This includes regulatory compliance, licensing and certifications, supply and distribution contracting, real estate development, debt and equity capital raising, employment matters and intellectual property protection. The group currently represents a wide range of clients, from farmers to food producers, brewers and distillers to coffee roasters, distributors and retailers to restaurants, as well as food and beverage guilds and associations.

“We’ve been a leading provider of legal services to the food and beverage industry for decades,” Keenan said. “We felt it was time to formalize our group as a resource in this highly regulated industry. Starting and growing a business in this space is complicated, and we’re here to simplify things and help our clients focus on their passion and on doing what they do best.”

More information is available about the Food and Beverage Industry Group on the Bernstein Shur website.

Food and Beverage Team Members:

John L. Carpenter, Co-Chair Corporate Governance practice group, Co-Chair Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, Business, Private Capital

Helen Sterling Coburn, Business

Susan V. Duprey, Municipal & Governmental Services, Real Estate

Ann M. Freeman, Labor & Employment, Municipal & Governmental Services

Peter F. Herzog, Labor & Employment, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

James F. Keenan, Chair Intellectual Property

Katherine R. Knox, Chair Government & Politics, Government Relations, Political Campaigns & Consulting, Crisis Management & Public Relations

Frederick L. Lipp, Co-Chair Business Practice Group, Intellectual Property, International Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, Outsourcing & Data Security, Global Consulting & Talent Revenue Strategies

Tim McKeon, Business Restructuring & Insolvency

John J. Moran, Business, Regulatory, Intellectual Property

Anthony E. Perkins, Co-Chair Business Practice Group, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, Outsourcing & Data Security

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