Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feedhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss&directive=0&records=20en-us31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssSara Jane Shanahan featured in The Wellesley Patchhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44329&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a>, chair of the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair of the Social Media and Digital Technology practice groups, was recently featured in <em>The Wellesley Patch</em>. &nbsp;The article, &quot;Wellesley Resident Sara Jane Shanahan Named to the 2015 &quot;Top Women of Law&quot; List by <em>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</em>&quot;, announces Shanahan's recent addition to the 'Top Women of Law' list.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="http://patch.com/massachusetts/wellesley/wellesley-resident-sara-jane-shanahan-named-2015-top-women-law-list-massachusetts-lawyers-weekly">here</a> for the full article. &nbsp;<br /> <hr /> <em>The Wellesley Patch is a community-specific news, information and engagement network driven by passionate and experienced media professionals.</em>News26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44329&format=xmlPRESS RELEASE - Sherin and Lodgen Partner Sara Jane Shanahan Named to the 2015 "Top Women of Law" List by Massachusetts Lawyers Weeklyhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44324&format=xml<p><b>Boston, MA, August 10, 2015 </b>&ndash; Boston law firm <a href="http://www.sherin.com/">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</a> announces that <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a> was named to the <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i> 2015 list of &quot;Top Women of Law.&quot; This prestigious award is given to an elite group of women lawyers who have made important contributions to the legal community through outstanding leadership, vision, passion, and advocacy. Shanahan will be honored at a reception on October 28,2015 in Boston.</p> <p>Shanahan was honored for her professional and community leadership. At Sherin and Lodgen, Shanahan is chair of the firm's Litigation Department and co-chair of the Business Litigation and Social Media and Digital Technology Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. She represents a variety of clients such as hedge funds and investment managers, generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, national retailers, insurers, insureds, shareholders of closely-held corporations and officers and directors of public corporations. She also leads the firm&rsquo;s internal Women&rsquo;s Initiative, which works towards the advancement of women both at the firm and in the profession.</p> <p>Active in the Massachusetts legal and philanthropic communities, Shanahan donates her time and talents to a number of organizations. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association&rsquo;s Council, and a member of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Board of Directors, which promotes equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues.&nbsp; She also serves on the Advisory Committee of the New England Legal Foundation (NELF), a not-for-profit public interest foundation whose mission is promoting public discourse on the proper role of free enterprise in our society and advancing free enterprise principles in the courtroom. Additionally, Shanahan serves as Secretary of the Wellesley Club, which promotes literary and social culture among its members, with a focus on discussions relating to the governance and welfare of the Town of Wellesley.</p>News25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44324&format=xmlCaveat venditor: pitfalls await lawyers selling unbundled serviceshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44000&format=xml<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>,&nbsp;partner in the firm's Litigation Department, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra Squires-Lee</a>, co-chair of the frim's Professional Liability Group, recently wrote an article for&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly&nbsp;</i>on how lawyers can protect themselves against the risks associated with unbundled representation. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Read the full article&nbsp;<a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Sherin &amp; Lodgen - PDF FINAL.pdf">here</a>.</p>News20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44000&format=xmlPRESS RELEASE - Nine Sherin and Lodgen Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers 2016 Listhttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44103&format=xml<p class="Writerinfo"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Boston, MA, August 18, 2015 </span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&ndash; Boston law firm </span><a href="http://www.sherin.com/"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> announces that nine of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in <i>The Best Lawyers in America</i><sup>&reg;</sup> 2016. Published by Woodward/White, Inc., <i>Best Lawyers</i> is considered by many as the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">The Sherin and Lodgen <i>Best Lawyer</i> honorees practice in key areas of law, including real estate, litigation, environmental, ethics and professional responsibility, and legal malpractice. The following attorneys were named to the <i>Best Lawyers</i> list:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1804&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Peter Friedenberg</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"> (Real Estate Law)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1808&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Douglas M. Henry</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"> (Real Estate Law)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1809&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Richard J. Kaitz</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&nbsp;(Real Estate Law)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=5818&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Thomas F. Maffei</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&nbsp;(Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law and Commercial Litigation)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=8419&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Carla M. Moynihan</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"> (Real Estate Law)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1819&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Robert J. Muldoon, Jr.</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"> (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Legal Malpractice Law &ndash; Defendants)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=7185&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Sander A. Rikleen</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"> (Real Estate Law and Commercial Litigation)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Ronald W. Ruth</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&nbsp;(Real Estate and Environmental Law)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo" style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&middot;<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Sara Jane Shanahan</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"> (Litigation &ndash; Insurance)<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo"><i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Best Lawyers </span></i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">is based solely on an exhaustive peer review survey, in which over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. <i>Corporate Counsel </i>magazine has called <i>Best Lawyers </i>&ldquo;the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.&rdquo; <i>Best Lawyers </i>has been published since 1983.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Selections will be featured in the 2016 edition of <i>The Best Lawyers in America</i><sup>&copy;</sup> and will be excerpted in the <i>Boston Globe</i> in 2015.<o:p></o:p></span></p>News18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=44103&format=xmlDouglas M. Henry spotted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's section, "People in the Law"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42995&format=xml<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1808&amp;format=xml">Douglas M. Henry</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was in the August 10<sup>th</sup> edition of <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>.&nbsp; On June 9<sup>th</sup>, Doug attended Lawyers Clearinghouse&rsquo;s 27<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting where the Executive Director of <a href="https://www.masshousing.com/portal/server.pt/community/home/217">MassHousing</a>, Thomas R. Gleason was presented the Leadership Award.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.lawyersclearinghouse.org/"><i>Lawyers Clearinghouse</i></a><i>&rsquo;s mission is to promote the development of affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and strengthen communities by providing pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations and to individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.<o:p></o:p></i></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/DMH People in Law.jpg">here</a>&nbsp;for full column.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p>News17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42995&format=xmlSara Jane Shanahan 'overheard' in the Boston Business Journal article, "Women Fight for First-Chair Trial Positions"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42708&format=xml<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1832&amp;format=xml">Sara Jane Shanahan</a>, chair of the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair Social Media and Digital Technology Practice Groups, was quoted in the July 31st edition of the <em>Boston Business Journal</em>. &nbsp;The article, &quot;Women Fight for First-Chair Trial Positions&quot;, discusses the results gathered in a recent American Bar Association survey on the gender of lead trial attorneys.<br /> <br /> &quot;It's changing. &nbsp;Women are better represented at the U.S. attorney's office and district attorney's office in Massachusetts.&quot; - Shanahan&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/IMG_0782.JPG">here</a> for the full column. &nbsp;<br /> <br type="_moz" />Articles04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42708&format=xmlPRESS RELEASE - Sherin and Lodgen Continues to Expand Its Ranks; Adds Associate to Real Estate Departmenthttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42690&format=xml<p class="Writerinfo"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Boston, MA, August 3, 2015 </span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">&ndash; Boston law firm </span><a href="http://www.sherin.com/"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> is pleased to announce the addition of </span><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=8921&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Matthew S. Cote</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"> as an associate in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Cote represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing and development. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at White, Freeman &amp; Winter, LLP in Weston, where he gained considerable experience in acquisitions, conveyancing, commercial leasing, and obtaining zoning relief from municipal town boards. He played a lead role within the firm on such matters as corporate formation, operating agreements, and asset purchase agreements. Cote also served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Harry M. Grossman of the Massachusetts Land Court in Boston. He received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Ronald W. Ruth</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">, Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s Managing Partner, said, &ldquo;Our firm continues to grow in key areas of law, including real estate, litigation and corporate. To meet the demands of our growing practices and the needs of our clients, we are committed to adding talented lawyers to our ranks. Matthew is skilled and client-focused, and he will be a great addition to our firm. We are thrilled to have him as a member of our team.&rdquo; <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Commenting on his move to Sherin and Lodgen, Cote said, &ldquo;I am excited to join such a growing and vibrant firm. I look forward to bringing to bear my experience, knowledge and skills to achieve significant results for the firm&rsquo;s real estate clients.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Writerinfo"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Cote is Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s third attorney hire in the last month.&nbsp; In July, the firm added assistant counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, </span><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=8919&amp;format=xml"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Michel Bamani</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">, as an associate in the firm&rsquo;s Corporate Department.&nbsp; Also, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=8920&amp;format=xml">Carol R. Kirchick</a> joined the firm as of counsel in the Corporate Department, where she will represent clients in wide-ranging corporate and commercial law matters.<o:p></o:p></span></p>News03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42690&format=xmlDebra Squires-Lee and Jessica Gray Kelly quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, "Lawyers say SJC decision defines bounds of judge's fee-sanction power"http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42586&format=xml<p><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra Squires-Lee</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation department, co-chair of the Business Litigation and Professional Liability Practice groups, and co-chair of the firm's Mentoring Committee, was quoted in the July 27<sup>th</sup> issue of&nbsp;<i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;Lawyers say SJC decision defines bounds of judge's fee-sanction power&quot;,&nbsp;discusses the judge&rsquo;s ruling in <em>Wong v. Luu, et al.&nbsp;</em>In this case, the judge ordered an attorney to pay nearly $240,000 in sanctions for his alleged role in causing talks on a settlement agreement to founder.&nbsp; The article asks whether the decision to&nbsp;use attorneys&rsquo; fees as a &ldquo;litigation weapon&rdquo; is just.&nbsp;</p> <p>Attorneys Squires-Lee and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica Gray Kelly</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation department, drafted the Boston Bar Association&rsquo;s amicus brief, which was previously submitted for review by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">From the article:<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>Debra A. Squires-Lee , who with Sherin &amp; Lodgen colleague Jessica Gray Kelly co-authored a brief on behalf of the Boston Bar Association, lauded the clear statement that &ldquo;the judge&rsquo;s position is not to enforce, encourage or push settlement but just to give the parties a fair tribunal.&rdquo;<br /> ...</em><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>If the parties want to keep settlement discussions confidential, that&rsquo;s something they should negotiate at the outset, Squires-Lee said.</em><o:p></o:p></p>News28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42586&format=xmlThe Solar Energy Group mentioned in multiple publicationshttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42569&format=xml<p>The firm&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=5&amp;LPA=3369&amp;format=xml&amp;hsCtaTracking=2dd2e1df-337f-4ca6-8978-417d2cdd2185%7C024ad7e5-5a1d-42d5-a896-6e8affbe2471">Solar Energy Group</a>, led by <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1791&amp;format=xml">Bethany A. Bartlett</a>, a partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, has recently been mentioned in a number of publications. The group is comprised of the firm&rsquo;s managing partner,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>, partners <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1794&amp;format=xml">Robert M. Carney</a>, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1798&amp;format=xml">Paula G. Curry</a>, <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1808&amp;format=xml">Douglas M. Henry</a> and <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1825&amp;format=xml">John J. Slater III</a>, and associate <a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=7274&amp;format=xml">Beth A. Goldstein</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>On July 24<sup>th</sup>, SolarIndustryMag.com discusses Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s 3.106 MW solar project deal involving Boston Private Bank &amp; Trust Company in the article, &quot;<a href="http://www.solarindustrymag.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.15501">Sherin And Lodgen Represents Boston Private Bank In Deal To Finance Municipal Solar Project In Massachusetts</a>&quot;.</p> <p>The Solar Energy Group was similarly mentioned on July 21<sup>st</sup>, by <i>Solar Builder Magazine</i>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;<a href="http://solarbuildermag.com/news/sherin-and-lodgen-llp-aids-in-financing-of-net-metered-solar-project-in-mass/">Sherin and Lodgen LLP aids in financing of net metered solar project in Mass.</a>&rdquo;, goes into more detail regarding the solar project in Halifax, MA.</p> <p>Earlier this month, Brockton, MA&rsquo;s daily newspaper, <i>The Enterprise,</i> featured the Solar Energy Group in the article titled, &rdquo;<a href="http://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150708425/0/SEARCH">Halifax solar project will sell electricity to Brockton</a>&quot;.&nbsp; A similar article was posted in the <i>Halifax-Plympton Reporter </i>on July 4<sup>th</sup>, 2015. &nbsp;</p>News27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42569&format=xmlEdward M. Bloom and Robert M. Carney Speak on Concerns for Landlords and Tenants in the Field of Commercial Leasinghttp://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42212&format=xml<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="line-height: 115%;">On July 15th</span>, </span><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1792&amp;format=xml"><span style="line-height: 115%;">Edward M. Bloom</span></a>, <span style="line-height: 115%;">a partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department</span>,<span style="line-height: 115%;"> and </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.sherin.com/?t=3&amp;A=1794&amp;format=xml"><span style="line-height: 115%;">Robert M. Carney</span></a>, <span style="line-height: 115%;">the chair of the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, participated in a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) panel discussion titled, &ldquo;Fundamentals of Subleases, Assignments &amp; SNDA&rsquo;s&rdquo;. The discussion discussed significant areas of concern for landlords and tenants, such as the ability of a tenant to sublet its premises and the priority of a landlord&rsquo;s mortgage to the tenant&rsquo;s lease.</span></span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:115%"><u><span style="color:blue;mso-themecolor:hyperlink"><o:p></o:p></span></u></span></p>News24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.sherin.com/?t=40&an=42212&format=xml