Kevan Lee Deckelmann Kevan Lee Deckelmann

Kevan Lee Deckelmann


Meet Kevan, decisive negotiator and sure-footed sailor.

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

Bernstein Shur Board of Directors

Corporate Governance Practice Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America ®2021
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Corporate Law
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2021 – Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions

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

A seasoned negotiator who doesn’t blink, Kevan 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 so that she can provide strategic counsel on growth as well as divestment. In her role as special outside counsel, Kevan offers her clients guidance on a full range of issues, from employment law to succession planning to litigation, and finds them expert counsel in these specialized areas when needed.

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. She is very active on land and at sea, spending lots of time outdoors hiking, skiing, and sailing, and she volunteers at the World Ocean School, a floating classroom based on a 1925 fishing schooner. When indoors, she cooks and reads voraciously.


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
Executive Committee, American Heart Association
Secretary, Portland Yacht Club