Overview

Introduction

With more than 125 lawyers across three New England offices, Bernstein Shur focuses on 28 key areas across a variety of industries. The firm has stayed true to its New England roots, but over the years, it has expanded beyond its Portland beginnings, with the addition of two additional offices. The firm is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

100 - 150

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No. of Partners Named (2020)

4

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Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


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No. of Summer Associates (2020)

5 total (3 2Ls; 2 1Ls)


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Base Salary

All offices


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No. of U.S. Offices

3

About the Firm

With more than 125 lawyers across three New England offices, Bernstein Shur focuses on 28 key areas across a variety of industries. The firm is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi.

Made in Maine

Bernstein Shur was born of a merger in 1964 between two New England firms: Bernstein, Bernstein & Nelson and Shur & Sawyer. The former dates back to 1915 when Israel Bernstein began a solo practice in Portland, ME. He was joined by his brother, Louis, in 1930 with an aim to become a force in real estate, probate, and commercial. The pair was later joined by Israel's son Sumner after WWII and to-be name partner Leonard Nelson in the 1960s.

Around the same time Louis and Israel were getting together, Barnett Shur was founded in 1930 in Portland by municipal...

Diversity at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson

"Diversity is one of Bernstein Shur’s core values and is an important component of the firm’s strategic plan. We believe that recognizing and celebrating individual differences across a wide spectrum of attributes encourages greater creativity, enabling our professionals to produce better results for clients in a socially responsible workplace. The firm’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer are committed to sustaining a dynamic work environment where attorneys and staff can realize their full potential irrespective of race,..."