Sherilyn Burnett Young

Founder and President, Rath Young Pignatelli, PC



Sherry Young is founder and President of Rath Young Pignatelli, PC. 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, nonprofit health care foundation, and advises a number of nonprofits on their fiduciary Board obligations.

Sherry served as legislative counsel to then-Governor Judd Gregg in his 1988-89 administration. Sherry serves on the Eastern Bank Advisory Board and as a Trustee of Eastern Bank Corporation. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, and as a Trustee of the Kimball Jenkins Estate and Director of the Kimball Jenkins School of Art. 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.

She lives in Concord.