Bernstein Shur Attorney Co-Authors Maine Chapter in National Commercial Lending Law Guide

PORTLAND, Maine – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that shareholder Christopher J. Devlin has co-authored the chapter on Maine law in Commercial Lending Law: A Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law, published by the American Bar Association. Devlin is a member of the Business, Commercial and Governmental Finance Practice Groups in Bernstein Shur’s Portland, Maine office.

The two-volume work covers all 50 states and relevant commercial lending laws that apply to each. The comprehensive resource expands on the previous edition and provides not only the basic structure and procedural law of each state’s court system, but also offers additional guidance on various types of borrowers, real estate lending, and revised Article 9 and security interests. Those interested in more information or in purchasing the book may visit

With more than 25 years of experience working in commercial finance, Devlin is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Devlin earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.A. from Vassar College. He resides in Portland, Maine with his family.

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Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm with clients across the U.S. and around the world. The firm has more than 100 award-winning attorneys and professionals who provide practical and innovative counsel in more than 20 key areas, catering to a broad range of clients and industries. Bernstein Shur is known for simplifying complex issues and winning through steadfast persistence. The firm is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at

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