PORTLAND and AUGUSTA, Maine, and MANCHESTER, N.H. — Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced Patrick J. Scully as its new chief executive officer beginning January 1, 2014. Scully has been a member of the firm for 30 years, serves on the firm’s board of directors and is former chair of its Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group.
As CEO Scully will hold the firm’s top leadership position. Under his direction, the firm will continue to implement its strategic plan and promote the law firm’s core values and client service-centered culture.
“Bernstein Shur strives to provide its clients with outstanding responsiveness, expertise, creativity and value. We have a marvelous team of committed lawyers and staff,” said Scully. “I am honored to begin my tenure as CEO and look forward to the future of Bernstein Shur as we ready for our 100th year serving communities and businesses across New England and around the world.”
Scully has represented clients in a variety of matters as a member of the Energy Law Practice Group and Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group. He focuses on energy contract and regulatory matters with developers and owners of generation facilities and representing Maine towns and special districts in utility regulatory matters.
Scully received his JD from University of Maine School of Law and his AB from Dartmouth College. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA for his energy law and administrative law work and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has more than 100 attorneys in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.