Sheryl Starr has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, loan work-outs and restructuring, debt assumption, and joint venture activities. She has represented a wide variety of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, equity investors, and owners and developers of retail centers, office buildings, hotels, condominium developments, multi-family residential property and mixed use developments. Sheryl also has experience in sophisticated financing transactions including construction and mezzanine financing, loan defeasance, and loan portfolio acquisitions.

With a strong understanding of what’s important to each party in such transactions, Sheryl has achieved the status of a savvy and highly skilled negotiator. She offers clients creative advice and innovative solutions, as well as needed documentation, and has earned an outstanding reputation for working to successfully conclude each deal in the most efficient possible manner.

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Matters & Transactions

Representative Matters & Significant Transactions

  • Representation of leading commercial real estate developer in Southeastern Massachusetts in acquisitions, sales, construction and financing transactions involving office, retail and hotel properties, including complex multi-parcel assemblage and hotel development
  • Representation of one of the largest multi-family real estate owners in the Greater Boston area, including $118 million financing of property in Boston and Brookline, as well as many other acquisitions, construction loans, and mortgage and equity financing transactions
  • Representation of restaurant owners in acquisitions and sales of restaurant businesses
  • Representation of leading commercial real estate owner and developer in the suburban Boston area, in significant acquisitions, financing and leasing transactions
  • Representation of public university in significant real estate acquisition
Memberships & Activities

Memberships & Activities

Legal Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Former member of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Former member of Massachusetts Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council- Advocacy Committee
  • Founding Member of NE500/501 Giving Circle
Honors & Recognition

Honors & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2020 – 2021
  • Selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2018-2020
  • 2019 Women of F.I.R.E., American Business Media and Banking New England Magazine
  • 2016 Top Women of Law, Mass Lawyers Weekly
  • Founding Member of the NE500/501 Giving Circle
  • AV Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating

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