Partners and Counsel
Sherin and Lodgen enthusiastically supports the client development efforts of its partners and of counsel and encourages partners to mentor younger associates. We believe our ability to hire experienced lawyers laterally over the years is due to our firm’s quality of life, as well as our rate and overhead structure which is more conducive to growing a practice and retaining clients.
The firm offers a generous compensation and benefits package for partners and of counsel competitive with comparable Boston firms. We offer comprehensive family medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability and long-term care insurance plans as well as a paid parental leave policy, pension and 401(k) plans, an employee assistance plan, health club membership contributions, and recruitment reward programs.
I thoroughly enjoy working with my colleagues at Sherin and Lodgen, both for their collegiality and their dedication. The firm has been outstanding in its support of our efforts to develop clients and business. It is a terrific place to succeed.
– Edward S. Cheng, litigation partner
I started my law firm career at Sherin and Lodgen after clerking in 2007. As a new associate, the firm provided me with encouragement and support to learn and gain hands-on experience. I was also exposed to a wide variety of cases and never limited to one practice area. Over the years, the firm has continued to enrich my professional growth by expanding my responsibilities and leadership roles, by supporting educational and training opportunities, and by helping me advance my business objectives. I have also received invaluable mentorship from highly experienced partners who truly have invested in my growth. Finally, and most importantly, Sherin and Lodgen is a nice place to come to work every day. The attorneys and staff value family, respect and congeniality, both within the firm and within the broader practice of law and community.
– Jessica G. Kelly, litigation partner, promoted in 2016
When I left a national firm with 425 lawyers, my 24 years of experience in commercial real estate law at large and very large law firms convinced me that the future of this practice areas lies not with the mega-firms that populate the legal landscape but with mid-sized firms. They would allow me to both serve my existing clients and allow me to grow my practice. Sherin and Lodgen has exceeded all of my expectations in these areas. We have one of the largest, most sophisticated real estate practices in Massachusetts and a first-class litigation department with specialization in real estate and land issues. We have an incredibly talented pool of attorneys, many of whom are also big firm refugees. Because of this, we can provide the same expertise and advice in complicated real estate matters that one would receive from a much larger firm, but in a more efficient, timely, and cost effective manner.
– Douglas M. Henry, managing partner
While I was weary about leaving my boutique law firm for a larger firm, all my reservations disappeared after being at Sherin and Lodgen for just a short period of time. With over 40 attorneys, the firm still maintains a small firm feel and has given me the flexibility I desired and the opportunity to grow my practice, work on complex matters, get involved in industry and community organizations, and spend time with my family. The firm’s support staff and technology allow me to work seamlessly from wherever I am and provide the flexibility I need and level of service my clients expect. With S&L’s deep and diverse real estate practice, it’s exciting to work for clients on the cutting edge of real estate development. There is nothing more rewarding than to be able to partner with clients on their real estate goals and see those projects come to life.
– Paula G. Curry, real estate partner