Businesses throughout the nation recognize Sherin and Lodgen as one of the premier leasing law firms. For more than 70 years, we have represented developers, landlords, property managers, commercial entities, and retail tenants in negotiating and drafting leases including ground leases, pad leases, office, retail, laboratory, research and development, and renewable energy leases. We have particular expertise in shopping center leases.

We complete deals effectively, efficiently, and honor time-sensitive deadlines. Our real estate attorneys understand the specific business issues in lease arrangements and combine practical solutions with a thorough understanding of the law.

Several of our attorneys, including partners Gary D. Buchman, Robert M. Carney, Beth A. Goldstein, and Jennifer Ioli Connelly, have authored chapters in Lease Drafting in Massachusetts, the authoritative resource for leasing attorneys in Massachusetts, highlighting the firm’s presence as a true thought leader in commercial real estate leasing. Our attorneys are active in the leasing committees of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts. We are frequently invited to present to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and the Urban Land Institute.

“I have been in Commercial Real Estate for thirty-seven years, and Sherin and Lodgen is by far the best law firm that I have ever worked with on my properties. They are responsive, smart, cost-effective and extremely helpful when just seeking advice, be it simple or complex.”

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We have negotiated commercial leases for all types of real estate projects including:

  • Build-to-suit
  • Ground and air rights leases
  • Pad leases
  • Office leases
  • Retail leases
  • Master leases
  • Subleases

Our real estate team works alongside our litigation department when commercial landlord-tenant disputes arise. This includes enforcement of use restrictions and repair and maintenance disputes.


In accordance with our commitment to delivering efficient and cost effective legal services for our clients, Sherin and Lodgen’s leasing team has established LeaseCraft™, a technology based solution that allows our attorneys and clients to streamline the lease drafting and editing process. Working with a client’s preferred lease forms and language, our attorneys and paralegals are able to efficiently produce first-draft leases that can be further tailored to the client’s needs. If desired, the software can also assist in providing a summary of key lease terms to the client’s in-house lease administration team.

Learn more about the process here. Interested in exploring how LeaseCraft™ can help you? Contact Jack Slater.



  • Long-standing representation of national supermarket and big-box chains in leasing and development
  • Negotiation and documentation of large scale big box, warehouse, biotech and laboratory, and research and development leases
  • Negotiation of long term ground leases and master leases for retail and commercial development
  • Multi-party air rights and development
  • Negotiation of leases in multi-tenant office parks