Jennifer Ioli Connelly

Jennifer Ioli Connelly


Overview & Experience

Jennifer I. Connelly is a commercial real estate attorney with experience in acquisitions, development, leasing, and financing.

In particular, Jen represents retailers, developers, and institutions on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. A partner in the firm’s Renewable Energy Practice Group, Jen advises institutional investors, industrial companies, and other types of commercial property owners on solar leasing matters for rooftop, ground mounted, and canopy facilities.

While at Sherin and Lodgen, Jen has had the unique opportunity of working on secondment for two of the firm’s clients: one a national retailer; the other, a commercial property management company. In 2019, she completed NAIOP Massachusetts’s Leadership Institute, designed to advance the leadership skills and practical knowledge of up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals.

Jen gained substantial legal experience during law school as a legal intern for the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a federal magistrate judge, and a mid-size civil litigation and transactional law firm. Her final legal internship through law school was at Sherin and Lodgen LLP.


  • Restaurant management group in sale of over 20 franchised properties
  • National grocery store retailer in environmental investigation and remediation activities at various properties in the northeast
  • Landlords, owners, and property managers in retail and office leasing transactions
  • Hotel investor in the $54 million acquisition of two hotels in Greater Boston area
  • Real estate business in the asset sale of entire business, including over 15 office leases
  • Shopping center landlord in leasing of new construction and rehabilitation of two centers
  • Hospitality owners and developers in liquor license applications or transfers
  • Industrial REIT in acquisitions and leasing of warehouses and manufacturing facilities and and roll-out of solar leasing program
Insights & Activities


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Named to Boston magazine’s Top Lawyers list (2021, 2022)
  • Featured in New England Real Estate Journal’s (NEREJ) 2021 “Ones to Watch Spotlight
  • Listed as a “Rising Star” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers

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