Practice Areas


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 lease including ground leases, pad leases, office and retail leases. We have a 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.

Our attorneys are known as leaders in this field. Edward M. Bloom, one of our partners, is the editor of Lease Drafting in Massachusetts, the authoritative resource for leasing attorneys in Massachusetts. 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.

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, 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 park

We represent both landlords and tenants in the leasing of:

  • Shopping centers
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Warehouse
  • Laboratory
  • Medical facilities
  • Mixed-use projects

Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation

By John J. Slater III on May 23, 2018
Corporate legal departments in the retail industry are under constant pressure to cut costs, and they often pass those pressures...

LeaseCraft – Lease Drafting and Automation Solution

By Sherin and Lodgen on August 23, 2017
In accordance with our commitment to delivering efficient and cost effective legal services for our clients, Sherin and Lodgen’s leasing...

The Importance of Recordkeeping in Commercial Lease Administration

By Sander A. Rikleen and Jennifer L. Ioli on March 17, 2017
Many commercial leases provide for automatic extension of the term unless one party notifies the other in writing within a...

Disability Access and Lease Negotiations in California: What Commercial Landlords Need to Know

By Thomas P. Gorman on March 16, 2017
Recent amendments to an existing California statute regarding disability access for commercial property create requirements, of which landlords, tenants, and...

Landlord Tips for Co-Tenancy Requirements

By Jane Errico on September 07, 2016
When it comes to opening and co-tenancy requirements, some leases require that a specific anchor tenant be open and operating before...

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