Bernstein Shur Welcomes Sara Hellstedt


Bernstein Shur Welcomes Sara Hellstedt

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (08, 2016) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, welcomes Sara Hellstedt to the firm’s Portland, ME office.

Hellstedt joins the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, where she will focus primarily on education law and Title IX investigations, as well as general employment advice, counsel and litigation. She is also experienced in grievance resolution, all aspects of management-side labor representation and collective bargaining, special education and student rights, and employee discrimination investigations and complaints levied before the ME Human Right Commission.

“We are enormously pleased to have Sara join our large and growing labor and employment team,” said Practice Group Co-Chair and shareholder Ron Schneider. “As an employment attorney with experience from many different perspectives, Sara’s insight will be an invaluable asset to our group, the firm and, most importantly, our clients.”

Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Hellstedt was Labor Relations Manager for the University of Southern ME, and an associate at a local law firm. Hellstedt earned her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, magna cum laude, and her B.A. from Middlebury College. In 2013, she was awarded the Kathadin Council Award by the ME Supreme Judicial Court in recognition of having donated over 50 hours of free legal services to clients in civil matters within a 12-month period. Hellstedt is admitted to practice in ME, and she resides in North Yarmouth with her family.

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