Sherin and Lodgen News RSS Feed Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800firmwise Solar Energy Group mentioned in multiple publications<p>The firm&rsquo;s <a href=";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=";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=";A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>, partners <a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, <a href=";A=1794&amp;format=xml">Robert M. Carney</a>, <a href=";A=1798&amp;format=xml">Paula G. Curry</a>, <a href=";A=1808&amp;format=xml">Douglas M. Henry</a> and <a href=";A=1825&amp;format=xml">John J. Slater III</a>, and associate <a href=";A=7274&amp;format=xml">Beth A. Goldstein</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>On July 24<sup>th</sup>, 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="">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="">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="">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 -0800 M. Bloom and Robert M. Carney Speak on Concerns for Landlords and Tenants in the Field of Commercial Leasing<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=";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=";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 -0800 RELEASE - Michel Bamani joins Sherin and Lodgen LLP as associate in the Corporate Department -&nbsp;July 21, 2015 - Assistant Counsel at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Joins Sherin and Lodgen <p>Boston law firm <a href="">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</a> has added assistant counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, <a href=";A=8919&amp;format=xml">Michel Bamani</a>, as an associate in the firm&rsquo;s Corporate Department. With broad-based experience in corporate, intellectual property, transactional and bankruptcy law, Bamani represents entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, lenders and investors in a wide range of equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and bankruptcy cases. He has advised clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, transportation and nonprofit.</p> <p>While at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Bamani gained considerable experience negotiating contracts and drafting agreements.&nbsp; He also served as the bank&rsquo;s data privacy contact and the Assistant Ethics Officer.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bamani received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Bowdoin College. He was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is fluent in French, Swahili and Lingala.</p> <p><a href=";A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ronald W. Ruth</a>, Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s Managing Partner, said, &ldquo;Michel&rsquo;s experience handling challenging and significant legal issues related to banking and finance will complement both our corporate and real estate practices. We welcome him to the firm.&rdquo;</p> <p>Commenting on his move to Sherin and Lodgen, Bamani said, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great honor to join one of the most influential law firms in New England. I look forward to working with the firm&rsquo;s attorneys to assist clients with commercial, corporate, antitrust, administrative, and banking law matters.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>News23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Energy Group Mentioned in The Enterprise firm's <a href=";LPA=3369&amp;format=xml">Solar Energy Group</a>, led by <a href=";A=1791&amp;format=xml">Bethany A. Bartlett</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate Department, was recently mentioned by <em>The</em> <em>Enterprise</em>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The article, &quot;Halifax solar project will sell electricity to Brockton&quot;, states that the Solar Energy Group helped secure a $6.8 million loan that was needed to get a new solar project in Halifax underway in Brockton. &nbsp;This project will provide a green energy source for the city, which in addition, will help cut energy costs.<br /> <br /> For the full article click <a href="">here</a>.<br /> <hr /> <em><a href="">The Enterprise</a> is an afternoon daily newspaper, published in Brockton, Mass. &nbsp;It is considered a newspaper of record for Brockton and nearby towns in northern Bristol and Plymouth counties, and southern Norfolk County.</em>News21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Squires-Lee quoted in the National Law Journal article, "Mass High Court Clarifies Grounds for Fee Sanctions"<a href=";A=1826&amp;format=xml">Debra&nbsp;Squires-Lee</a>, 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 <em>The </em><em>National Law Journal</em>'s article, &quot;Mass High Court Clarifies Grounds for Fee Sanctions&quot;. &nbsp;The article, which was posted on July 15, 2015, discusses the Supreme Judicial Court's ruling in <em>Wong v. Luu</em> that resulted in the reversal of the August 2011 sanctions order.&nbsp;<br /> <em><br /> </em>In her interview with <em>The National Law Journal</em>, Squires-Lee referred to the amicus brief she drafted with associate <a href=";A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica Gray Kelly</a> on behalf of the Boston Bar Association.<br /> <br /> From the article:<br /> <p>Debra Squires-Lee, a Boston litigation partner at Sherin and Lodgen, drafted a brief for amicus [for] the Boston Bar Association. Squires-Lee co-chairs the association's professional liability committee in its litigation section.<br /> <br /> &quot;It really does fill a gap in the law in terms of the trial judge's inherent authority,&quot; she said. &nbsp;</p>News16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 F. Maffei quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, "The road to reinstatement"<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href=";A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F. Maffei</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was quoted in the July 13<sup>th</sup> issue of <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;The road to reinstatement&rdquo;, discusses how Charles L. Lonardo was reinstated to the bar following his 2006 conviction for conspiracy to commit automobile insurance fraud and a year-long stint behind bars.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">From the article:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&ldquo;What is at issue on a petition for reinstatement is whether the petitioner has demonstrated whether he or she has the moral qualifications, competency and learning in the law, and whether his or her resumption of practice will not be detrimental to the standing of the bar, the administration of justice or the public interest,&rdquo; says professional liability litigator Thomas F. Maffei of Sherin &amp; Lodgen in Boston. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s pretty broad.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s more extensive than applying to the bar in the first instance.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Petitioners often stumble if they are unwilling to fall on their own sword, Maffei says.<o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&ldquo;Lawyers, by nature, probably want to go in there and say it wasn&rsquo;t really their fault,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Most of us that do bar discipline work advise the petitioners to go in there and say, &lsquo;I made a mistake.&nbsp; I paid my dues.&nbsp; I feel bad that I caused this problem or that problem, and I&rsquo;ve gotten religion over it, thought long and hard about it.&nbsp; Here&rsquo;s what I&rsquo;ve learned and why it never will happen again.&rsquo;&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></span></i></p>News14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 F. Maffei quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, "Post-verdict challenge is not a 176D violation"<p class="MsoNormal"><a href=";A=5818&amp;format=xml">Thomas F. Maffei</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, was quoted in the July 13<sup>th</sup> issue of <i>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly</i>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;Post-verdict challenge is not a 176D violation&rdquo;, discusses the ruling in the <em>Graf v. Hospitality Mutual Insurance Company</em>.<br /> <br /> From the article:<br /> <br /> <em>Boston lawyer Thomas F. Maffei agreed that Graf was more &quot;conventional&quot; and thus correctly decided.<br /> <br /> &quot;The extensive law under 176D boils down to this: 'If there are two sides to the story and both are reasonable, there is no violation,'&quot; the Sherin &amp; Lodgen lawyer said.</em><o:p></o:p></p>News13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 A. Rikleen quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's article, "Jury demand seen as tactical move in Land Court matters"<a href=";A=7185&amp;format=xml">Sander A. Rikleen</a>, partner in the firm's Litigation department, was quoted in the July 6th issue of <em>Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.</em>&nbsp;The article, &ldquo;Jury demand seen as tactical move in Land Court matters&rdquo;, discusses the different tactics that can be taken in Land Court matters. <p>From the article:</p> <p>Real estate lawyer Sander A. Rikleen of Boston&rsquo;s Sherin &amp; Lodgen said the real lesson from&nbsp;<i>Hutchins</i> may be that lawyers might want to think twice before adding a counterclaim upon which an opposing party can seize to remove a case from Land Court.<br /> <br /> Rikleen, however, said his most recent experience with having a case transferred from Land Court to Superior Court involving a dispute over the extension of a Stop &amp; Shop lease was positive. The case, in which the right to make a jury demand was clear, was sent to Norfolk Superior Court, he said.</p> <p>&ldquo;There are a couple of clerks who have been there for a long period of time who have seen everything known to man,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>Pill and Rikleen both noted that an advantage to Land Court is that a judge will stay with a case for its entirety, while Superior Court judges rotate monthly. Thus, the judge who heard motions may not be the same one who presides over a trial.</p> <p>While Land Court judges may bring more of a knowledge base to a case, Superior Court judges generally do not have a problem getting up to speed with the relevant issues, Rikleen said. The methodical nature of Land Court judges may negate some of the perceived advantages to the &ldquo;fast track&rdquo; in that forum, he said.</p> <p>&ldquo;In my experience, [Land Court judges] are very careful; for them, accuracy is more important than speed,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Superior Court judges are in the dispute-resolution business. Speed is more important.&rdquo;</p> <p>Convenience of the forum for witnesses may be a consideration, he added.</p> <p>&ldquo;Although the Land Court will hold [part of] the trial where the land is, it typically won&rsquo;t hold every day where the land is,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;If witness availability and flexibility [are important], you might want to take that into account.&rdquo;</p> <p>Indeed, in his case, Rikleen said the common-law claims were knocked out through a motion for summary judgment, which technically would have allowed him to move the case back to Land Court, but he chose to remain in the Superior Court with a judge now familiar with the case.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m not a purist,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m trying to get from here to there.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Click <a href="">here</a>&nbsp;to read the full article.</p>News08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Energy Group Mentioned in Halifax-Plympton Reporter<p class="MsoNormal">The firm&rsquo;s <a href=";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=";A=1791&amp;format=xml">Bethany A. Bartlett</a>, a partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was recently mentioned by the <em>Halifax-Plympton Reporter </em>on their website</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The<i> </i>article, &ldquo;Halifax solar project will sell electricity to Brockton&rdquo;, states that the Solar Energy Group helped secure a $6.8 million loan that was needed to get a new solar project in Halifax underway in Brockton.&nbsp; This project will provide a green energy source for the city, which in addition, will help cut energy costs.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For the full article, click <a href="">here</a>.</p> <hr /> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="color: rgb(43, 39, 35); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><a href="">Wicked Local</a> is the premier provider of local content and multimedia advertising services throughout the Eastern Massachusetts market.&nbsp;&nbsp; With more than 100 local publications and 160 local and regional websites, we are committed to local, and nobody has more feet on the street than we do. 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Forbes Sargent III</a>, chair of the firm's Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm's Employment Law and Social Media and Digital Technology Practice groups, recently wrote an article for;s newsletter, <i><a href="">Wednesday Report</a></i>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;Essentials for Building an Effective Nonprofit Board&rdquo;, discusses the five factors that should be kept in mind when looking to build an effective nonprofit board. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> For the full article, click <a href=";catid=22">here</a>.</p> <hr /> <p><i><a href="">massnonprofit news</a> is the premier information and advice resource for nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts.&nbsp;</i><i>Whatever its focus, every nonprofit can benefit from learning how other nonprofits solve practical operational and strategic issues. The goal is to share information so that all can flourish. It's the idea behind &quot;Inform. Share. Thrive.&quot; &nbsp;</i><i>All news posted on massnonprofit news is intended to enable Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to learn how other nonprofits are fulfilling their mission.</i></p>News01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800 RELEASE - Christopher R. Blazejewski Named to the Providence Business News' 2015 40 Under 40 List<p align="center"><b>Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s Christopher R. Blazejewski Named to the </b><b><i>Providence Business News&rsquo;</i></b><b> 2015 40 Under 40 List</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Boston, MA, June 25, 2015 </b>&ndash; Law firm <a href="">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</a>, with offices in Boston and Providence, announces that <a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a> has been named to the prestigious <i>Providence Business News&rsquo;</i> (PBN) 40 Under Forty list, which represents the best Rhode Island has to offer in the business and nonprofit communities.</p> <p>The 40 Under Forty honorees were selected from more than 100 applicants based on career success and community involvement. All are young professionals who have committed to making a difference on a local, national or international scale. Winners will be profiled in a special section of PBN and honored at a celebration, Thursday, July 23, at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Press Release - CRB PBN 40 under Forty (00602389).PDF">here</a> to read the full release.</p>News25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 blog post by Thomas W. Kirchofer: Get Ready for New Technology Rules in the Revised MA Rules of Professional Conduct<p><a href=";A=1810&amp;format=xml">Thomas W. Kirchofer</a>, associate in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, analyzes the revisions to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct that will take effect on July 1, 2015. &nbsp;The blog post, &quot;Get Ready for New Technology Rules in the Revised MA Rules of Professional Conduct&quot;, focuses on security measures firms should take to secure&nbsp;confidential client information.</p> <p>Click&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>&nbsp;to read the post.&nbsp;</p>News24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 by Christopher R. Blazejewski published on Law Technology Today<p class="MsoNormal"><a href=";A=1833&amp;format=xml">Christopher R. Blazejewski</a>, a partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, recently wrote an article for <em>Law Technology Today (LTT)</em>.&nbsp; The article, &ldquo;3 Policies to Protect Confidential Information in the Digital Age&rdquo;, discusses the changing landscape of law and technology and policies firms should implement to protect confidential client information.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For the full article, click <a href="">here</a>.<br /> <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Law Technology Today was launched in 2012 to provide the legal community with practical guidance for the present and sensible strategies for the future. LTT brings together practicing lawyers, technology professionals, and practice management experts from a wide range of practice settings and backgrounds. LTT is published by the </span></em><a href=""><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">ABA Legal Technology Resource Center</span></em></a><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">.</span></em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>News23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Alert: Massachusetts' New Sick Time Law to Go Into Effect on July 1, 2015<p>Read the June 2015 Employment Alert where&nbsp;<a href=";A=5859&amp;format=xml">Scott McConchie</a>, a partner in the firm's Litigation Department,&nbsp;discusses the new Massachusetts' Sick Time Law that goes into effect on July 1, 2015.</p> <p>Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/Alert - Employment July (00601282).PDF">here</a>&nbsp;to read the alert.</p>News18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 by Joshua M. Bowman published in REBA News<p class="MsoNormal"><a data-mce-href=";A=2458&amp;format=xml" href=";A=2458&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Bowman</a>, a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Corporate Department and chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group,&nbsp;recently wrote an article for the May/June issue of <i>Real Estate Bar Association</i> <i>News</i>. The article, &ldquo;A cautionary tale in hotel lending<i>,</i>&rdquo; discusses potential risks for hotel lenders and gives advice on how to avoid these risks.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For the article in <i>REBA News</i>, click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/REBANewsMayJun_Bowman_reprint_.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp; For more information on <i>REBA News</i>, click <a href="">here</a>.<o:p></o:p></p>News09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 RELEASE - Attorney General Maura Healey is Keynote Speaker at Massachusetts Appleseed Center's Annual Meeting<p align="center"><b>Attorney General Maura Healey is Keynote Speaker&nbsp;</b><b>at Massachusetts Appleseed Center&rsquo;s Annual Meeting</b></p> <p><b>Boston, MA</b>- Board members, friends, and supporters of Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice gathered to hear recently elected Attorney General Maura Healey discuss her new initiatives, civil rights issues, and the opiate crisis. This intimate gathering, hosted by Sherin and Lodgen, L.P. in Boston, included attorneys, service providers, and policymakers with the objective of learning how stakeholders can contribute to and collaborate on these policy issues.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The Attorney General&rsquo;s Office is proud to support the Appleseed Center in its work to make Massachusetts a more equal place for all our children,&rdquo; said Attorney General Healey. &ldquo;There are a million and a half young people in our state who are counting on us to keep them safe and healthy and help them grow into their future. From ending youth homelessness to working on issues of mental health and addiction to addressing racial and ethnic disparities on many fronts, the Attorney General&rsquo;s Office to support the great work of Appleseed.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Click <a href="D6C897/assets/files/Documents/PR - Attorney General Maura Healey Press Release- Appleseed Reception.DOCX (00598649).PDF">here</a> to read the full release.</p>News03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0800 M. Alper presented on the Glovsky vs. Roche Bros decision to The Abstract Club<p><a href=";A=1785&amp;format=xml">Joshua M. Alper</a>, partner in the firm's Real Estate Department and co-chair of the Environmental Law&nbsp;Group, addressed&nbsp;the Abstract Club (including Justices of the Land Court and Appeals Court) on the SJC&rsquo;s decision in <em>Glovsky vs. Roche Bros</em>., decided in October 2014.&nbsp;Along with Josh,&nbsp;<a href=";A=1792&amp;format=xml">Edward M. Bloom</a>,&nbsp;<a href=";A=1804&amp;format=xml">Peter Friedenberg</a>, and <a href=";A=1808&amp;format=xml">Doug Henry</a>, partners in the firm's Real Estate Department, and&nbsp;<a href=";A=1822&amp;format=xml">Ron Ruth</a>, Managing Partner of the firm,&nbsp;are members of the Abstract Club.<br /> <br /> The Abstract Club is a voluntary association of experienced lawyers who practice in the area of real estate law. It has been in existence for 133 years and is limited by its by-laws to 100 members who can only join by invitation. The judges of the Land Court are honorary members who typically attend its meetings.</p>News28 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 and Lodgen attorneys Peter Friedenberg, Carla M. Moynihan, and Robert J. Muldoon ranked in Chambers USA 2015<p>Sherin and Lodgen attorneys were ranked in the 2015 edition of <i>Chambers USA: America&rsquo;s Leading Lawyers for Business.</i></p> <p><a href=";A=1804&amp;format=xml">Peter Friedenberg</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was ranked in&nbsp;<b><a href="" target="_blank">Band 3 for Real Estate</a></b>&nbsp;and is &ldquo;praised for his technical expertise and also comes recommended for his strengths in conveyancing and arcane title matters.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href=";A=8419&amp;format=xml">Carla M. Moynihan</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department, was ranked in <b><a href="" target="_blank">Band 3 for Real Estate</a> </b>and is &ldquo;experienced across a range of real estate matters, including dispositions, development and financing. She is also recognized for her&nbsp;proficiency in&nbsp;affordable housing issues.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href=";A=1819&amp;format=xml">Robert J. Muldoon</a>, partner in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm&rsquo;s Professional Liability Group, was ranked as a&nbsp;<b><a href="" target="_blank">Senior Statesman for Litigation: General Commercial</a></b>. According to <i>Chambers</i>, Bob is &ldquo;a well-regarded litigator who is hard-working and energetic.&rdquo;</p> <p><i>Chambers&nbsp;</i>conducts an extensive, independent review of attorney and law firms based on interviews with clients and other lawyers in the field. For more information on the rankings, please&nbsp;click <a href="">here</a>.</p>News21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 G. Kelly and Margaret C. Kelty to be honored at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project Gala<p><a href=";A=1807&amp;format=xml">Jessica G. Kelly</a> and <a href=";A=4788&amp;format=xml">Margaret C. Kelty</a>, associates in the firm&rsquo;s Litigation Department, will be honored at the&nbsp;Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) Gala on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Jessica and Margaret have both been recognized as PAIR's 2015 Pro Bono Asylum Attorney.</p> <p>Learn more about the event&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>.</p> <p><i>PAIR is a nationally recognized pro bono model that works to secure safety and freedom for asylum-seekers who have fled from persecution throughout the world and to promote the rights of immigrants unjustly detained. PAIR provides hope and a new beginning to asylum-seekers, torture <g class="gr_ gr_20 gr-alert gr_gramm Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="20" data-gr-id="20">survivors</g> and immigration detainees.</i></p>News11 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800 RELEASE - Carla M. Moynihan joins Sherin and Lodgen LLP as partner in the Real Estate Department<p><em>(</em>BOSTON<em>)&nbsp;</em>&ndash; April 27, 2015 &ndash; &nbsp;<a href="">Sherin and Lodgen LLP</a> announces that <a href=";A=8419&amp;format=xml">Carla M. Moynihan</a> has joined the firm&rsquo;s Real Estate Department as a partner in the Boston office. She joins from Robinson &amp; Cole, LLC where she was a partner in that firm&rsquo;s Boston Real Estate Group.</p> <p>With over 20 years of experience, Moynihan focuses on the disposition, acquisition, leasing, development, and financing of commercial real estate. She represents a wide range of clients including institutions, developers, retailers, individual investors, hospitals, medical professionals, hotels, state agencies, municipalities, and lenders in all aspects of complex real estate transactions.&nbsp; A significant amount of her practice is also devoted to representing clients throughout the permitting and public approval process at the federal, state, and local levels on land use and zoning issues under the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and numerous local boards, including the City of Boston Board of Appeal, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and various architectural/landmark commissions.</p> <p>Moynihan is a frequent author and lecturer on land use development and real estate transactional matters, and an adjunct faculty member at the Boston University School of Law teaching Contract Drafting.</p> <p>Ronald W. Ruth, Sherin and Lodgen&rsquo;s Managing Partner, said, &ldquo;We are very excited to welcome Carla to our team. Her deep industry knowledge and particular expertise in Boston permitting will be a valuable addition to our practice and an asset to our clients.&rdquo;</p> <p>Commenting on her move to Sherin and Lodgen, Moynihan said, &ldquo;Sherin and Lodgen is a destination firm for sophisticated real estate transactions across New England and offers an ideal platform to grow my practice. I am excited to join such a prestigious group where I can continue to provide top-notch service to our clients in a very collaborative way.&rdquo;</p>News08 May 2015 00:00:00 -0800