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DLA Piper LLP (US)
BOSTON MA 02110-1447
United States

Work Department

Real Estate; Public and Administrative Law; Regulatory and Government Affairs; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate Finance; Finance


Partner, Managing Partner, DLA Piper Boston Office


Bryan Connolly concentrates his practice on real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, finance, joint ventures, land use and zoning.

Bryan 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.  Bryan’s 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 U.S. markets including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Southern California, Southern Florida, Atlanta, Illinois, Texas, and Colorado.



Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors of The Spirit of Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Milton Zoning Board of Appeals; Past Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of NAIOP Massachusetts


J.D., Boston College Law School; B.A., University of Notre Dame

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

(Next Generation Partners)

Bryan Connolly – DLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) is known for its expansive geographic coverage and its wide ranging real estate capabilities, ranging from high-value capital markets and fund formation, significant developments to zoning and construction work. The firm makes extensive use of its AI platform, Kira, to perform due diligence on leases, contracts and other agreements that need to be reviewed as part of a transaction. Boston-based John Sullivan and Barbara Trachtenberg co-vice chair the practice; both recognized for their expertise in equity, debt, hybrid and joint venture transactions. Cara Nelson spends a significant portion of her practice advising foreign pension funds in complex joint ventures, while Bryan Connolly and Thanos Matthai are sought after by leading developers and investors. All three at in the Boston office. In Washington DC, Frederick Klein, Amy Carbins and associate Lauren Rico represent a diverse client base in complex acquisitions, developments and financings.