Bryan Connolly: Representing the Biggest Developments from Boston’s Seaport to San Francisco

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Bryan C. Connolly, Partner & Co-Location Head, Boston Real Estate Practice at DLA Piper

Bryan C. Connolly Receives the 2021 Commercial Real Estate Attorney of the Year Award

BOSTON- Bryan C. Connolly is Partner and Co-Location Head of Boston Real Estate Practice at DLA Piper, a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. He concentrates his practice on real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, finance, joint ventures, land use and zoning.

Connolly has represented owners and developers throughout the entire development life cycle, from due diligence, acquisition and permitting through joint venture financing and construction loan financing, to disposition and recapitalization events. He has experience negotiating development agreements and land disposition agreements with private parties and public entities.

He has represented developers of downtown towers, urban and suburban and residential projects and a wide range of mixed-use developments. Connolly’s recent projects include: the South Station Air Rights Project, the 678-foot mixed use tower and bus terminal expansion being developed in the air rights over Boston’s South Station; L Street Station, the ongoing 1.7 million-square-foot redevelopment of the former Boston Edison plant in South Boston; Echelon Seaport, the 733-unit mixed-used development built in three towers located over 125,000 SF of retail space currently under construction in Boston’s Seaport District; Meriel Marina Bay, the 352-unit mixed-use waterfront development on Boston Harbor; the 234-unit Beach House development on Revere Beach.

His transactional practice includes multi-jurisdictional real estate portfolio financings, acquisitions and dispositions. Bryan’s clients range from multi-national companies conducting cross-border transactions, pension fund advisors, real estate investment funds, and real estate developers. He has recently counselled clients on acquisitions, dispositions, financings and partnerships on transactions ranging in value from $10 million to $500 million, in a number of U.S. markets including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Southern California, Southern Florida, Atlanta, Illinois, Texas, and Colorado.

Connolly is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Milton Zoning Board of Appeals. He previously served as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of NAIOP Massachusetts. He holds J.D., cum laude from Boston College Law School. He formerly served as a city councilor in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Connolly received the 2021 Commercial Real Estate Attorney of the Year Award at the Boston Real Estate Times Excellence Awards on October 29 in a virtual ceremony via Zoom. To see a recording of the ceremony, click here to watch.

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