University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Sherilyn Burnett Young, JD '82

UNH Law Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law
Dean's Advisory Council Member

Founder, President, Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C.

Sherry Young is a founder and president of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., a 60-person law firm based in Concord, NH, with offices in Nashua and Boston. She also heads the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and assists clients on federal and state environmental matters, real estate transactions, and public and private financing transactions.

Her practice focuses primarily on environmental law, including environmental compliance, permits and approvals, and real estate transactions involving contaminated properties.

Young served as legislative counsel to then-Governor Judd Gregg in 1988 and 1989. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Centrix Bank, is President of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, and is a Director of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. She was the first woman to chair the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, a network of over 100 independent law firms in all 50 U.S. state capitals and in business markets and financial centers worldwide. She is regularly cited in New Hampshire Magazine as one of the top environmental lawyers in New Hampshire.