Managing Partner: Douglas M Henry
Number of partners: 31
Number of other lawyers: 10
Leading companies, individuals and institutions rely on Sherin and Lodgen LLP to handle complex transactions, difficult litigation and challenging regulatory issues in real estate, litigation, business law and employment. With over 40 attorneys, the firm handles large, complicated matters while providing responsive, senior-level attention to every matter. Clients receive sophisticated analysis and effective, efficient and focused representation. The firm is committed to providing legal services of unsurpassed quality at reasonable expense and giving the highest value to clients. By design, the firm is not a general practice. Instead, the focus is on what the firm does best, attracting talented, experienced attorneys in specific practice areas. Sherin and Lodgen LLP is affiliated with Lexwork International, a strategic global alliance of midsized law firms, providing representation in all 50 states and 36 countries.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
Represents borrowers, national and local banks, life insurance companies, mezzanine lenders, governmental agencies and other conventional and non-conventional financing sources involved in complex financings, refinancings, and restructurings including construction and term real estate loans, multi-state portfolio loans, community development financing, solar financing, CMBS loans, and commercial and industrial loans.
Contacts: Gary M Markoff, Carla M Moynihan
Represents businesses and non-profits with entity formation, financing, contracts, licensing, sales, distribution, employment, executive compensation, franchising, real estate, intellectual property, joint ventures, M&A, ownership structure, private placements, venture capital, shareholder issues, sale of assets/stock and tax law. Extensive experience with startups and closely-held businesses.
Contact: C Forbes Sargent III
Represents executives, professionals, partners and businesses in employment law and litigation. Executive advocacy practice focuses on executive employment and compensation, change of control and severance protections, and assisting executives and partners of firms in transition. Litigation practice focuses on all aspects of employment, with particular expertise in trial and restrictive covenant (non-competition and nonsolicitation) disputes.
Contacts: Nancy S Shilepsky, Brian J MacDonough
Represents developers, manufacturers, retailers, and owners of industrial and commercial property with a wide range of environmental issues, including property contamination (brownfields), wetlands compliance/enforcement, cost recovery actions, and LEED/Green development.
Contacts: Joshua M Alper, Ronald W Ruth
Represents publicly traded and privately held businesses in complex commercial litigation throughout the country to resolve contract claims, product liability claims, strategic real estate litigation, construction, employment claims, insurance coverage disputes, intellectual property litigation, professional liability litigation and general business disputes. The firm has a deep bench experienced in various multifaceted case management issues, including ediscovery, large-volume document collection, production and review, and multi-jurisdictional, multi-action, multiparty discovery.
Contact: Sara Jane Shanahan
Represents and counsels lawyers and law firms, including several Am Law firms, on legal malpractice defense, firm management, law firm disputes, and ethics. Also represents attorneys and their law firms in disciplinary matters before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.
Contact: Edward S Cheng
Owners, property and asset managers, tenants, developers, public agencies, investors and lenders seek Sherin and Lodgen’s assistance in connection with all aspects of real estate transactions including land acquisitions and dispositions; site assembly; critical leases and lease issues; financing and debt/equity structuring including joint ventures and construction and permanent financing; solar and alternative energy financing, leasing, developing and permitting (along with assistance in federal, state and local incentive programs); community development lending; retail leasing and development; hospitality including representation of owners and managers of hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues; industrial, warehouse, distribution and specialty real estate facility transactions; entitlements and permitting before local, state and federal authorities; review, analysis and negotiation of contracts with and for property managers contractors, architects and other design professionals; retail, office, industrial, warehouse, life science/biotech and research and development leasing; multi-property portfolio sales and acquisitions; national disposition programs; public-private development transactions; and sale-leaseback transactions.
Contact: Robert M Carney
Real Estate Litigation:
Represents developers, landlords, tenants, property and building owners in all types of real estate litigation matters, including lease disputes, landlord/tenant issues, adverse possession and easements by prescription, environmental and wetlands disputes, premises liability, options and rights of first refusal, trespass, nuisance, easements, title and property line disputes, zoning and land use permitting disputes and appeals (including building at risk).
Contact: Sander A Rikleen
Represents lenders, developers, municipalities, and companies committed to sustainability through solar, wind, and energy storage initiatives. Clients rely on the firm’s experience in financing, development, leasing, environmental, zoning, and permitting. The firm’s experience includes purchase and sale of renewable energy projects at all stages of development/operation, securing easement and leasing rights in connection with solar and wind farm assemblages, collection systems, transmission, structuring debt financing for solar project portfolios, and advice and consultation related to securing, documenting and preserving tax credits through federal and state incentive programs (includes Massachusetts SMART program) arising from renewable energy production.
Contact: Bethany A Bartlett