Practice Areas


There are two compelling reasons why leading real estate developers throughout New England and beyond seek Sherin and Lodgen’s counsel:

  1. We have significant, first-hand knowledge of the complex legal issues affecting real estate development. These include permitting, construction, financing, leasing and environmental.
  2. We’re skilled in each of these areas. Sherin and Lodgen has a large and highly regarded real estate department, able to match the right lawyer or combination of lawyers with each assignment.

Our goal for every development project in which we’re involved is to efficiently and effectively meet the client’s needs. We’re able to ensure that all the various components of a real estate development project are achieved in an efficient, time-sensitive and cost-effective manner. This is true regardless of the assignment, whether it is a small residential development, a complicated mixed-use project, a multi-tenant retail development, or a large power plant.

Sherin and Lodgen has the right lawyers with the right skills for the most complicated real estate development projects, including:

  • Land acquisition and site assembly
  • Permitting before local, state and federal authorities
  • Negotiation of contracts with contractors, architects and other design professionals
  • Debt and equity financings for both construction and permanent financing
  • Leasing
  • Disposition of assets

Massachusetts House Bill No. 5250: Revisions to Massachusetts Zoning

By Andrew E. Bensson on February 17, 2021
zoning map with calculator and pencil
On January 14, 2021, Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker signed a comprehensive economic development bill H.5250  (the “Act”) which aims to...

Sherin and Lodgen congratulates Transom Real Estate on purchase of South End office building

By Sherin and Lodgen on October 15, 2019
thumbs up used for client successes
Sherin and Lodgen congratulates our client, Transom Real Estate, a Boston-based real estate development firm, on the purchase of 46...

New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Property Survey Table A Requirements

By on March 08, 2016
a man with yellow construction hat looking through a Surveyor theodolite on tripod
Effective February 23, 2016, the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors issued new Minimum Standard...

Massachusetts Permit Session Jurisdiction Explained

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on February 27, 2015
the word "permits" labeled on a blue binder in a office
On February 27th, the Massachusetts Appeals Court again held that certain land use appeals under Mass. G.L.c. 185, §3A, cannot...

Recent Changes to the Law of Private Construction Contracts – Your Government is Here to Help You Again

By Peter Friedenberg on October 03, 2014
a building in the middle of construction with work machines out front and blue sky in the background
As part of the end-of-session rush at the General Court this summer, significant changes were made to Massachusetts law governing...