Kristin Mendoza is a shareholder with Bernstein Shur, a 110+ attorney law firm with offices in Portland, Maine and Manchester, New Hampshire. With almost 20 years in practice, Kristin has always had a passion for working with tech startups and small business owners, starting from attending law school in San Francisco specifically so she could be near Silicon Valley during the Dot Com boom to work technology startups. Kristin has the insight to break down transactions and legal issues into smaller modules, steps and action plans more easily understood by non-lawyers. She then takes this approach to guide clients through private offerings, acquisitions and various other complex transactions and strategic planning throughout the business life-cycle.
Kristin knows the challenges of starting and operating new businesses. After 14 years in corporate law, she made the leap to start her own firm where she operated a boutique business law practice for startups and small businesses while developing an innovative new business model and client fee structure. As a small business owner, she’s lived the experience, and can advise entrepreneurs throughout the process with thoughtful, seasoned counsel and put them on the path to success.