Sherin and Lodgen adds two attorneys to growing Renewable Energy Practice Group

September 18, 2019

Sherin and Lodgen is pleased to announce the addition of Colleen V. Collins and Tanya M. Larrabee to the firm’s growing Renewable Energy Practice Group. Colleen joins as Of Counsel and Tanya joins as an Associate.

Colleen advises renewable energy developers in the acquisition and development of solar projects, including due diligence, permitting, title, and survey review. In addition, she represents lenders in financing for commercial solar development projects, often involving Investment Tax Credit investors and state incentive programs such as the Massachusetts SMART program. Colleen began her legal career as a Corporate Associate in one of Buffalo, New York’s largest firms before relocating to Boston, where she served as corporate counsel for a Massachusetts bank.

Tanya represents renewable energy clients in the acquisition, development and financing of solar, wind and energy storage projects, including advising on state incentive programs. Prior to joining Sherin and Lodgen, she served as Legal Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) where she represented and executed DOER’s legal and policy strategy in state and federal administrative proceedings including §83C offshore wind and §83D clean energy procurements, rate case proceedings, storage proceedings, and Grid Modernization. Tanya also collaborated on developing and implementing DOER’s legislative priorities and regulations including the Massachusetts SMART program and the draft regulations for CleanPeak Standard.

Sherin and Lodgen Managing Partner Douglas M. Henry said, “Colleen and Tanya each bring with them robust knowledge of the Massachusetts energy market and a deep bench of experience in renewable energy acquisition, development and financing. We welcome them both to the firm.”

An expansion of the firm’s established solar practice, Sherin and Lodgen’s Renewable Energy Practice Group was launched in 2018, in response to a growing need from clients seeking to achieve financial, real estate and environmental goals utilizing solar, wind, hydro and energy storage initiatives. Lenders, developers, municipalities and companies rely on the firm’s experience in financing, development, leasing, environmental, zoning, and permitting to navigate the ever-changing energy market and accomplish their business goals.