NEW HIRES
BerryDunn recently announced the following new hires:
Heather Booth, Ian Martell, Jennifer Morris, Paige Nadeau and Chelsea Stanley were hired as staff accountants.
Matthew Dube joined as a staff auditor and Bethany Bielicki as a campus recruiter.
The firm’s government consulting group hired Sarah Abbott, Erica Kosnow, Tam Ly and Megan O’Brien as consultants.
Matthew Bria, Eddy Cheng, Pam Coleman and Emily McCoy joined as senior consultants. Susan Chugha, Nicole Andrews and Rachel Tetelman joined as paraprofessionals.
Nicholas Favreau was hired as a consultant.
Patrick Doherty and Nathan Palmer were hired as tax specialists, and Kate Mango joined as a staff accountant.

Bernstein Shur has hired Amber Attalla, Zachary Brandwein, Daniel Keenan, Rachael Becker McEntee and James Monteleone in the firm’s Portland office.
Attalla, of Portland, joined the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Attalla was previously a legal intern for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project in Portland.
Brandwein, of Sidney, joined its energy and municipal and governmental services practice groups. He previously served as an intern to Judge Paul Cleary of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma.
Keenan joined its business restructuring and insolvency practice group. He was recently a student attorney in the University of Maine School of Law Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic’s Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. Most recently, he was a judicial extern for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
McEntee, of Cumberland, joined the firm’s energy practice group. In law school, she also interned with Lipez, as well as the ACLU of Maine.
Monteleone, of Portland, joined the firm’s litigation practice group. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, he served as a law clerk at Keleher & McCleod P.A.

501948-esther-yooEsther Yoo joined the Berman and Simmons law firm, where she will represent plaintiffs in personal injury cases.
Yoo, of Falmouth, most recently worked as an associate attorney at Pierce Atwood LLP in Portland. Yoo is an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law.

PROMOTION
1110149_501948 Ford_B.jpgBen Ford, an attorney at Verrill Dana, was recently promoted to counsel at the firm.