Sherin and Lodgen attorneys Dustyn Marie Mascia and John B. Shinn discuss third-party legal opinions on MCLE webinar

November 7, 2022

Dustyn Marie Mascia and John B. Shinn presented on the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) webinar, “Third-Party Legal Opinions in Commercial Transactions,” on November 7th. Dustyn and John provided insight and guidance to lawyers who are engaged in receiving and delivering third-party legal opinions.

Dustyn is Of Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Department and is a member of its Commercial Finance Group. Her experience includes drafting and negotiation of loan and credit documents, interest rate swap documentation, participation agreements, and intercreditor and subordination agreements. Dustyn represents financial institutions and other lenders in commercial and industrial, asset-based, commercial real estate, affordable housing, renewable energy loan and credit transactions. She is skilled in assisting clients in structuring finance transactions, and reviewing, analyzing, and advising clients regarding due diligence.

As an Of Counsel in the firm’s Business Law Department, John focuses his corporate practice in the areas of entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, capitalization, intellectual property and governmental licensing (ABCC and TTB liquor licenses). His clients span across a wide range of industries including sports & entertainment, SaaS, hospitality, fitness and fashion. His representative matters have involved acquisitions/dispositions and business negotiations for: professional sports teams (soccer) and organizations (MMA); eSports teams; mobile software apps; restaurants (franchises and original concepts); breweries and distilleries; fitness centers; firearms; apparel lines; celebrities and media personalities; and film, television, and streaming projects (scripted and non-scripted) for talent and production companies. In addition, John is an MLBPA Certified Player Agent representing professional baseball players.

MCLE is the Massachusetts legal community’s premier provider of hands-on educational programs and reference materials. MCLE aims to keep raising the caliber of lawyers’ professional and ethical service by providing comprehensive and practical continuing legal education of the highest quality to the broadest possible audience.