Sherin and Lodgen’s attorneys work in the construction industry every day. As a result, we know both the law and the practical side of construction and development projects to assist clients in the construction and design industry.

This first-hand, cover-to-cover experience helps our clients overcome legal challenges in a practical and cost-effective way. We have earned a reputation for our extensive track record and pragmatic, results-oriented approach to large, complex and sophisticated regional and national projects. For example, our construction team regularly:

  • Drafts and negotiates sophisticated project agreements involving the latest methods of design, finance or construction
  • Provides dispute avoidance and project oversight assistance, and
  • Handles complex multi-party construction litigation, claims and disputes


We are capable of advising our construction clients on a full range of legal issues:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy (its impact on construction projects)
  • Bond Claims (State and Federal)
  • Changed Condition Claims
  • Claim Preparation and Analysis
  • Contract Disputes
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Delay and Disruption Claims
  • Design/Build/Operate Projects
  • Design/Build Projects
  • Design/Engineering Related Claims
  • Dispute Avoidance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Law
  • Financing
  • Green Construction/LEED Certification
  • Litigation (State and Federal Courts)
  • Mechanic’s Lien(s)
  • Owner/Contractor Disputes
  • Owner/Designer Disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Subcontractor/Supplier Disputes

Regardless of how or where we’re involved, our construction lawyers are known for being responsive and effective, satisfying their clients’ legal needs and advancing and protecting their interests.



  • An owner/manager of a hotel portfolio, in connection with negotiation and drafting of architectural and construction contracts for PIP related work at six different hotels located in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
  • Boston-based developer with respect to its acquisitions and the negotiation and drafting of architectural and construction contracts for multifamily projects with ground-floor retail in downtown Boston.
  • Real estate developer in the creation of uniform owner/developer contracts including Acceptance of Proposals (AOPs) for design and construction, AIA forms, and access agreements. Specifically, we drafted and negotiated AOPs and AIAs for an office/data center project in Malden, Massachusetts.