PORTLAND -Â Bernstein Shur, one of northern New Englandâ€™s largest law firms, announced today that two new attorneys have joined the firmâ€™s Tax, Trusts and Estates Practice Group. J. Colby Wallace will be joining the group as a shareholder, and Kathryn D. Wallace will be joining the group as an â€śof counselâ€ť attorney.
Both lawyers will focus their practices at Bernstein Shur on trust and estate planning, administration, and taxation. Colbyâ€™s practice will also focus on trust and estate litigation. Both lawyers are admitted to practice law in Maine and Massachusetts.
Before joining Bernstein Shur, the Wallaces both worked as associate attorneys for a small boutique trusts and estates law firm in Portland, Maine. The Wallaces met and married while in law school and currently reside in South Portland, Maine.
â€śWe are very pleased to welcome Colby and Katy to the firm to further strengthen our robust tax, trusts and estates practice,â€ť said Charles Miller, Bernstein Shurâ€™s managing shareholder. â€śTheir move to Bernstein Shur is the latest example of the firmâ€™s commitment to strategic growth in this practice group, and an important component of the firmâ€™s long-term strategic plan.â€ť
Colby formerly practiced trusts and estates law at the Maine law firms of Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry and Eaton Peabody. He is a current legislative liaison of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Maine State Bar Association and serves on the Maine Medical Centerâ€™s Planned Giving Committee. Colby also served as a past president of the Cumberland Bar Association. He received his law degree from the University of Maine in 2001 and his B.A. from Boston University magna cum laude in 1997.
Katy is a member of the Maine Estate Planning Council and served as past chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Maine State Bar Association. Katy earned a J.D. from the University of Maine in 2001 and an A.B. from Wheaton College cum laude in 1998.
About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New Englandâ€™s most entrepreneurial firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service law firm with 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 Maineâ€™s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the worldâ€™s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.
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