Theresa M. Santoro

Theresa M. Santoro

Of Counsel

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Overview & Experience

Theresa M. Santoro advises developers, investors, lenders, retailers, landlords and tenants on commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financing.

Theresa’s practice includes representing lenders in complex financing transactions involving community development, affordable housing, and renewable energy. These transactions often include Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), historic tax credits, and renewal energy credits, both federal and state.

Of Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Department, her experience includes entity formation, real estate and business acquisitions, dispositions, and financing, as well as transactional commercial real estate, due diligence, and risk assessment involving a variety of multifaceted legal and title problems. She represents clients in the development of businesses, restaurants, retail spaces, multifamily buildings, office and industrial buildings, warehouses, business parks, and raw land.

Prior to joining Sherin and Lodgen, Theresa worked as an attorney at a Boston law firm. She attended Roger Williams University School of Law.

Insights & Activities


  • Listed as a “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Speaking Engagements & Publications


  • Boston Bar Association
  • Bristol County Bar Association, Secretary, (2016-2018)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Real Estate Bar Association
    • Co-Chair of the Estate Planning, Trusts and Estate Administration Section
  • Rhode Island Bar Association