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Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A.

People are happy at BERNSTEIN, SHUR, SAWYER & NELSON, P.A.. Both clients and attorneys are impressed, and the partners are highly respected.
We were thoroughly impressed with Joan Fortin's professional demeanor and prompt responses.
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Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. Reviews

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Bernstien Shur appears to be a progressive law firm on the surface, but a closer look reveals a culture that does not meet the expectations of the staff. The firm is run by old, white men, and the HR representative only works in the interest of the attorneys. The staff is expected to work hard with pressure, deadlines, and high performance standards. Furthermore, the benefits and compensation are not equitable, leaving many feeling undervalued and unheard.

Despite the shortcomings, Bernstein Shur does have a supportive and respectful work environment for women and minorities. There is also a good staff morale, and the firm offers excellent health insurance benefits and paid family leave. The workplace is quiet and tight-knit, and there are several events and meetings with food provided.

Overall, Bernstein Shur has some positive aspects to it, but there are clearly some issues that need to be addressed. The firm is not living up to its progressive standards, and the staff is not receiving fair compensation or treatment. It is essential that the firm takes the necessary steps to create a more equitable and supportive environment for all staff, so that everyone can feel respected and valued.

"The review of the Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. was exceptional." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Jul 07, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Former Employee, more than 1 yearGreat Place To Work!Accounting Assistant in Portland, ME ProsGreat management, amazing camaraderie, perfect work/life balance.ConsI have no cons with Bernstein Shur.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2018

Job type: Full time

"The source's positive comments were a clear indication of the Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. professionalism." - Anonymous

- Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Pros: 5.0 Former Employee, less than 1 yearCulture at Bernstein Shur is unmatchedLegal Assistant/Paralegal in Portland, ME ProsThis firm practices compassion for their partners, associates, staff, and community. The culture is unmatched to any other company I've worked.ConsMore employees than building space...though that was pre-Covid.Advice to ManagementKeep up the excellent work of listening, communicating, and fostering collaboration within the entire team.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2021

Job type: Full time

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- Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Advice to law firm management: As the biggest firm in Maine you should hold ethics and accountability to the highest standard. CEO Joan Fortin should implement a company wide review of ethical standards as well as enforcement procedures to insure BernsteinShur is holding their Attorneys and agents accountable.

Pros: N/A

Cons: BernsteinShur Management supports Fraud and Corruption!

Partners to Avoid and Why: Attorney James Monteleone is unethical and corrupt. Monteleone conducts himself with a blatant disregard for ethical standards and has no regard for the damage he causes. Also, general counsel Paul McDonald supports Attorney Monteleone's Corrupt and Fraudulent behavior!

Favorite Things About this Firm: N/A

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Freelance

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