One Capital Plaza
Concord, New Hampshire 03302
- Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D., 1982
Cornell University, B.A., 1975
- Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. Attorneys Included in 2013 New England Super Lawyers List
- Founding Partners Named Best Lawyers® 2014 “Lawyer of the Year.”
- Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
- Sherry Young and Jay Tanguay author article "EPA Final Rule Reduces Regulatory Burden for Managing Solvent-Contaminated Wipes
- Sherry Young and Rachel Hawkinson author article "Wetlands - What They Are and Why Do I Care?"
- Rath, Young and Pignatelli Attorneys Selected Among the Nation's Best Lawyers
- Thomas Rath, Sherilyn Young, Michael Pignatelli and William Ardinger selected among New England Super Lawyers®
- Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
- Rath, Young and Pignatelli Attorneys Named as Top Attorneys By Chambers USA 2012
- Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012
- Sherry Young authors article on Due Diligence: Considering Environmental Aspects of Business Real Estate Purchases
- Sherry Young named Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UNH School of Law
- Sherry Young Authors Article: Due diligence: a necessary step in real estate transactions
- U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Public Nuisance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Rath, Young and Pignatelli Features Seven Attorneys on the National 2011 Best Lawyers® List
- Beede Superfund Site: Major Parties File Litigation
- Sherilyn Burnett Young Joins Centrix Bank's Board of Directors
- Beede Superfund Site: The Fifth Settlement is complete. Where are we now?
- Public Nuisance 2nd Circuit Decision - Recent Climate Change Activity
- Environmental Law Update: EPA's GHG Emissions Reporting Rule
- EPA's GHG Emissions Mandatory Reporting Rule
SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS
Sherry Young is a founder and President of the firm. She heads the firm's Environmental Practice Group, and assists clients on federal and state environmental matters, real estate transactions, and business and finance transactions.
Sherry focuses her practice on environmental law and environmental litigation, including environmental compliance, permits and approvals, and real estate transactions involving contaminated properties. She has extensive experience in litigation with state and federal regulators, and has achieved numerous successful settlements for industrial, commercial and municipal clients in a variety of cases. Sherry also has considerable experience in general corporate law, public and private financing, and estates and trusts. She is general counsel for a large, non-profit health care foundation, and advises a number of non-profits on their fiduciary Board obligations.
Sherry served as legislative counsel to then-Governor Judd Gregg in his 1988-89 administration. Sherry serves on the Centrix Bank Board of Directors as well as the Board of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, the Board of Trustees of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society. She was the first woman to chair the State Capital Group, a network of independent law firms in all 50 U.S. State capitals and in business markets and financial centers worldwide.
- Assisting developers in managing the environmental liability risks related to construction of a 35 megawatt wood burning biomass plant at a Superfund Site.
Advising operators of an electric generating facility on green house gas emissions monitoring requirements and Acid Rain Program compliance.
Defending a Fortune 100 company in multi-party toxic tort litigation involving claims of personal injury and property damage.
- Member, Board of Directors, Centrix Bank, 2009-Present
Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2010-Present
Member, Board of Trustees, University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2004-Present
Member, Board of Directors, New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, 2003–Present
Founding Board Member, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, 2008-Present
Member and Former Chair, Board of Directors, State Capital Group, 1997–2003
Member, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honor Society, 2009-Present
Member and Former Vice-Chair and Legal Advisor, University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees, 1991-1998
Member and Former Secretary, Horizon Bank Board of Directors, 1988–1995
Member, Advisory Council to the New England Legal Foundation, 1991-1996
Member, New England Council 1989–Present
Speaker, National Business Institute, Business and Industry Association, New England Council, New Hampshire Bar Association and other professional associations
- Member and Former Chair, Board of Trustees, New Hampshire Historical Society, 2001-2007
Member, Board of Directors, David’s House, 1998-2002
Member, Board of Trustees, Concord Hospital, 1991-1997
President, Concord Hospital Associates, 1991–1997
Coach, Concord Youth Girls’ Basketball and Softball
- Included in Chambers and Partners USA since 2008.
Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, 2009.
Included in The Best Lawyers In America since 1994.
Included in Who’s Who in American Law since 1995.
Included in International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers since 2006.
Superlawyers Magazine - Highlighted as one of the "Superlawyers" in environmental law.
New Hampshire Magazine - Named as one of the top environmental lawyers in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Editions – Included as one of “New Hampshire’s Lawyers’ Lawyers.”
First woman Chair of the State Capital Group, an international association of independent law firms from around the globe, October 2000.
Recipient of Marilla M. Ricker Achievement Award 2007, for women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence or paved the way for other women lawyers.
Recipient of Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Athena Award 2001, presented to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in her business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way, and assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential.
Merrimack County Lawyer of the Year, 1997.