Kevan Lee Deckelmann Kevan Lee Deckelmann

Kevan Lee Deckelmann


Meet Kevan, decisive negotiator and strategic advisor.

Kevan Lee Deckelmann

207 228-7122 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029

Corporate Governance Practice Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group

  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2024
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Corporate Law
  • AV Preeminent® – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA 2023 – Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, (4 years ranked)


Deckelmann, Kevan Lee


Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.

With broad-based knowledge and experience, Kevan is a strategic advisor who helps companies protect and grow their businesses and the brands that represent them. An experienced negotiator who thrives in a fast-paced environment, she offers her clients guidance on a full range of issues – from acquisitions and divestitures to the laws and regulations governing media and marketing issues, including the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. When needed in complex transactions, Kevan will assemble and lead the best team of legal subject matter experts to put your company on the path to success.

She credits time spent clerking in federal bankruptcy court for giving her insight into why companies fail—and how to help them prosper. As part of Bernstein Shur’s corporate governance and M&A practices, Kevan immerses herself in every aspect of each of her client’s operations.

Kevan is passionate about helping entrepreneurs overcome obstacles to reach sustained success. Her special expertise with limited liability companies earned her a place on the Maine Bar Association committee charged with revising the State’s LLC statute, which focuses on freedom of contract.

But that’s not all. Kevan is also very experienced in:

  • The formation of business entities, including shareholder agreements
  • Local, interstate, and international mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic and investment mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

In her former life, Kevan was:

  • A law clerk for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Louis H. Kornreich
  • A constituent services aide in the offices of former Governor Angus King
  • Winner of the Wernick Prize for Legal Writing
  • The executive editor for the Maine Law Review

When Kevan isn’t working, she is…

Painstakingly renovating (one DIY project at a time) the historic colonial house she shares with her husband and three sons. No matter the season, you’ll also find her spending lots of time outdoors – hiking and skiing. When indoors, she’s cooking, reading, and trying to keep up with her boys.


JD, University of Maine School of Law, 2001, cum laude
BA, Bowdoin College, 1995

Admitted to practice
States of Maine and New Hampshire
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Maine


American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
Maine State Bar Association (Business Law Section, Women’s Law Section)
Massachusetts Bar Association
New Hampshire Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association