University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Sherilyn Burnett Young, JD '82

UNH Law Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law

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

Sherry Young is a founder and president of Rath, Young, & 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 past president of the New Hampshire Historical Society, and she also serves on the board of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association. 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.

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