Mrs Kelly O'Hara > Dillon Eustace > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Dillon Eustace

Work Department

Real Estate


Partner, Head of Real Estate


Her practice area covers a broad range of commercial property matters.

Kelly joined Dillon Eustace in July 2017 as head of the Real Estate team. Prior to that, she was a senior legal adviser in the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), specialising in asset sales, development projects and complex conveyancing matters arising in the deleveraging of NAMA’s loan portfolios. Kelly also advised on enforcement of security, loan sales, commercial lending and loan restructurings.

Before joining NAMA, Kelly was a partner in the commercial property department of one of Ireland’s largest law firms. She has acted for a broad range of corporate, institutional, multinational and private clients on sales and purchases, landlord and tenant law, negotiation of commercial leases, estate management issues and property development, with particular expertise in advising national and international retailers on expansion in Ireland. Kelly has extensive experience in advising on the property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and property-based lending.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Real estate

At Dillon Eustace, the real estate practice supports clients in the full range of matters in this area, including acquisitions, disposals and leasings. The team is also engaged to handle the financing and refinancing of transactions and developments. The practice is involved in matters involving a variety of types of real estate, with a particular focus on the private rental sector. Practice head Kelly O’Hara has more than 20 years’ experience in this space, Martin Colman leads on property finance transactions and senior associate Brendan Cunnane handles both deals and investigations into titles.