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 industrial companies on the roll-out of solar leasing to accomplish their business goals.

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©
  • 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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