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.

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


  • 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
  • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
  • Union Bank & Trust Company

Client Alert: The Main Street Lending Program

By Joseph Y. Wang on May 21, 2020
computer screen reading "Loan Application"
Background Following the enactment of the CARES Act, the Federal Reserve announced the establishment of the Main Street Lending Program...

Client Alert: What Landlords, Tenants, Borrowers, and Lenders Need to Know About The Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Act

By Andrew E. Bensson on April 21, 2020
Overview On April 20, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed H.4647 (the “Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Act” or the...

When a Municipality Establishes Title by Adverse Possession, That is Not a Taking

By Sander A. Rikleen and Amy L. Hahn on April 18, 2020
real estate law books and gavel
A recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) decision highlighted the distinction between establishing rights in real estate by adverse possession...

Client Alert: What Landlords and Tenants Need to Know About Massachusetts House Bill 4615 and Senate Bill 2631

By Andrew E. Bensson on April 10, 2020
ALERT: On April 20, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed H.4647 (the “Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Act” or the...

Client Alert: Rent Relief Considerations in the Time of COVID-19

By Robert M. Carney on April 06, 2020
Hand signing rent check
“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is...