James B. Connor

"Gallagher & Kennedy, led by James B. Connor, has assisted our company with over 101 RV and MH community acquisitions and myriad financing transactions. The Real Estate group works efficiently, deals well with other attorneys, lenders and our PE firm investors. The team can be relied upon to be professional and cost effective." Colleen Edwards President Carefree Communities, Inc. This comment appears on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” website at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

James B. Connor


Jim practices corporate finance and real estate law, representing local and national real estate developers, lenders and investors with commercial real estate matters including apartments, industrial, office and retail projects, master planned communities and shopping centers. Jim has negotiated leases with national retail tenants, assisted borrower clients with securitized loans and synthetic leases, drafted various joint venture agreements and both closed and enforced secured loans in real and personal property collateral security. With 30 years of experience, Jim is well-versed in all corporate finance and real estate matters, having dealt extensively with a wide variety of legal issues.

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  • University of San Diego
    LL.M., 1982
  • Arizona State University
    J.D., 1980
  • Rice University
    M.Acctg., 1977
  • Rice University
    B.A., 1976