Industries

Finance

Nearly 30 years after the unprecedented transformation of banking began, you'd think the industry could finally take a breather. Yet technology, bank consolidations, growth in the number of out-of-state lenders and other trends continue to unfold.

In these uncertain, fast-moving times, Sherin and Lodgen is a steady, trusted source of advice and counsel tailored to the finance industry. Our firm represents commercial and savings banks, life insurance companies, and credit unions in all aspects of real estate and commercial lending. We have closed loans made to a wide spectrum of industries, ranging from a million dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Part of what sets us apart is our reputation as problem solvers. Clients look to us to close challenging transactions that may involve unique zoning, title or environmental issues, for example. These complex deals often utilize lawyers from different disciplines to protect a lender's interest, whether it involves M.G.L. Chapter 91 (tidelands), virtual condominium projects, mixed-use developments or other issues.

It helps to have a deep bench. Over a dozen experienced attorneys work with our lending clients, including present and past chairs of the Real Estate Finance Committees of both the Boston Bar Association and Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts.

The three most experienced attorneys in this group - Douglas M. Henry, Gary M. Markoff and Andrew Royce - have a combined 75 years of experience in real estate and commercial finance.

We strive not only to represent the interests of our clients, but also to make the closing a cooperative process, so that both sides look forward to their next transaction.

Representative Experience

  • Life insurance company in a $127 million portfolio loan to a Boston area developer secured by 41 industrial properties in 9 states
  • Syndicated lender in a $145 million construction loan for a major Boston mixed-use project
  • Major regional bank on 25 successive mortgage loans to the same New England developer during the past 12 years