Practice Areas

Real Estate

Sherin and Lodgen’s real estate bench is one of the deepest in New England and assists clients in the full range of real estate matters. We have handled almost every type of real estate transaction imaginable. Our experience includes acquisition, disposition, development, land use planning and permitting, public-private projects, leasing on behalf of owners and tenants, title review, construction and design contracts, ground and air rights leasing, and financing. Our real estate attorneys strive to understand the business challenges of the transaction, combining sophisticated legal acumen with practical insights.


Our Real Estate Department has been ranked both nationally and locally by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” and is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Real Estate law.

Sherin and Lodgen has been my go-to legal firm for all of our Real Estate related needs including sales and acquisitions, financing, leasing, environmental, and partnership related agreements. They are a well-rounded firm that has the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively allocate all matters among the appropriate experts in their fields. They have continually been highly responsive and efficient with an apt understanding of the ultimate business principals underlying any transaction.

U.S. News and World Reports Best Law Firms Client Reference

Our real estate attorneys are versed in the full range of real estate services including:

Our real estate clients include:

  • Banks
  • Developers
  • Investors
  • Landlords
  • Property managers
  • Public agencies and municipalities
  • Tenants


  • BlueHub Capital
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
  • Cambridge Savings Bank
  • CEA Group, Inc.
  • Crosspoint Associates
  • Citizens Bank
  • Distinctive Hospitality Group
  • Eastern Bank
  • Finard Properties
  • First Highland Management & Development
  • Giant Food Stores, LLC and Giant of Maryland, LLC
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Jiten Hotel Management
  • KeyPoint Partners
  • Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Rafi Properties
  • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
  • Union Bank & Trust Company

Sherin and Lodgen represents Manzo Freeman Development in purchase of Everett Mills in Lawrence, MA

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 04, 2021
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Sherin and Lodgen represented real estate developer Manzo Freeman Development in the purchase of Everett Mills, a historic and landmark,...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program – Client Update

By Joseph Y. Wang on April 30, 2021
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The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program (the “RRF”) opened on Friday, April 30, 2021,...

Commercial Leases and Frustration of Purpose, Impossibility Defenses: Strategies for Landlords and Tenants

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 23, 2021
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Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group, served as a panelist at Strafford Publication's April 15th webinar,...

Gap Closings: A Commercial Real Estate Necessity, Especially Now

By Jennifer L. Ioli on April 02, 2021
Despite their long tenure in commercial real estate transactions, the gap closing has been, and will likely continue to be,...

Sherin and Lodgen represents The GIANT Company in lease negotiations for flagship urban supermarket in Philadelphia

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 31, 2021
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Sherin and Lodgen represented longtime client, The GIANT Company, in lease negotiations for their newest supermarket in Philadelphia, PA. The 65,000...