Patrick J. Connolly

Patrick J. Connolly is a third generation real estate professional, coming from a family of brokers, realtors, and appraisers. He has been practicing real estate law in San Francisco for nearly a decade.  He concentrates his practices on formation of common interest developments and real estate transactions.

Much of his practice concerns subdivision law, including development projects, administrative approvals, subdivision map applications, creation of community associations (such as homeowners associations), condominium conversions, and title issues.  He has provided subdivision documentation for many properties in San Francisco, including for new condominium developments in the South of Market area and some of the largest condominium developments in the history of San Francisco, as well as for numerous projects throughout the Bay Area. He has been working with Jack Wholey at U&L, who has been one of the most prolific and esteemed subdivisions attorney in San Francisco for decades.

Mr. Connolly’s practice also provides drafting residential and commercial leases, lease termination agreements, purchase and sale agreements, easements, exclusive representation agreements for real estate agents, promissory notes, and settlement agreements.  He has advised clients regarding seven and eight figure purchase/sale and commercial lease transactions.

In his earlier years of practice, Mr. Connolly concentrated primarily on real estate litigation, representing clients in San Francisco and the Bay Area concerning residential and commercial real property issues.  He is experienced practicing before trial and appellate courts throughout Northern California and before the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board.

Mr. Connolly’s background in litigation gives him a unique approach when drafting transactional documents, which focus on avoiding the pitfalls of litigation, or, when avoiding litigation is not possible, drafting to improve his clients’ position in litigation that might arise in the future.

His experience in real estate in San Francisco is broad, having represented clients involved in many different aspects of real estate, including large developers, brokerages, realtors, property owners, and tenants.  He also has experience working for insurance companies to defend lawsuits, generally concerning real property matters, brought against policyholders.

Mr. Connolly is also a licensed California real estate broker/officer and has personal experience in real estate development in San Francisco.

Mr. Connolly was selected as a Super Lawyers 2016 and 2017 Northern California Rising Star.

(415) 357-0600

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Email: pconnolly@ullawfirm.com