Commercial Real Estate Lawyer For

Tenants, Borrowers, Investors, Developers and Landowners

I have experience successfully negotiating and completing commercial real estate and finance transactions across various asset classes, with a particular knowledge in representing companies in the tech, biotech, life sciences and renewable energy industries.

Commercial Leasing, Purchase, and Sale:

New Challenges and Opportunities

Whether a core focus of the business or not, companies have real estate needs. At McNellis Law, P.C., I help my clients navigate the process of leasing commercial space for their operations, without distracting them from the core focus of the business. I assist clients in negotiating purchase and sale agreements, while guiding them through the due diligence process to a successful closing. This includes acting as a “legal project manager,” coordinating all third-party diligence and deliverables to ensure a timely closing while mitigating risk.
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My Firm's Practice Areas

Leasing, purchase and sale, title insurance and title clearance, joint ventures, debt finance, construction, workouts, and more
Representing life sciences companies in lease or property-acquisition negotiations, both in California and nationally, for space for biotechnology, microbiology, biomedical sciences, ecology, food sciences and more, including complicated office-to-lab conversions and tenant improvement packages
Representing landowners and developers in negotiation of commercial and industrial (C&I) solar, as well as utility-scale solar, wind, biogas and energy storage, both in California and nationally, including option agreements, title clearance, surface waivers, crossing or encroachment agreements, and title insurance matters

Efficient. Effective. Experienced.

Efficient. Effective. Experienced.

I assist key principals and C-suite executives who know that their company has real estate needs and want the most efficient and effective means of procuring it without distracting them from the core focus of their business. Lease negotiations require an eye toward mitigating legal risk but also giving the company flexibility for future growth.

I also provide experienced legal counsel and representation for project developers, landowners, professional tenants and other individuals with their commercial leasing, purchase and sale agreements, property acquisitions, title clearance, title insurance, land option agreements, land use and zoning compliance, tenant improvements, office and lab space conversions in the life sciences industry, and negotiating real property and related agreements relating to solar, wind, biogas and energy storage developments and other renewable energy developments.

Energy Development

And Land Option Agreements

I assist energy developers and landowners throughout California and nationally in negotiating site control agreements and option contracts. These transactions have unique elements that require experience and skill to ensure favorable terms and successful development. This experience includes negotiation of title insurance policies and endorsements, title clearance efforts, transmission and access easement rights, surface rights waivers, crossing agreements, water rights and other land rights often sought in connection with energy project development.
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Client Testimonials

“Connor McNellis is one of the best commercial real estate lawyers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Specifically, Connor handled our Infinome Biosciences lab space lease with ease for a successful close.”

– Michael Clay, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Infinome Biosciences Corporation

“Connor was referred to us by a biotech CEO friend who spoke highly of his services. My experience with Connor went beyond those high expectations. What I valued the most was his interest in the strategy of what we are trying to achieve at our firm, and then advising us on how best to get there.”

– Santosh Jayaram, CEO of Port Meadow Properties, LLC

“Connor was a tremendous asset during our last lease negotiation. He offered valuable insight and was punctual, thorough, and efficient with his mark-ups and comments.”

– Paul Huelskamp, CEO of Moxion Power Co.

“I am truly impressed with Connor’s experience in understanding key documents in the solar industry and would highly recommend him and his firm.”

– Jeremy Conner, CEO of National Energy Partners, Inc.

An Eye Towards Flexibility

And Future Growth

Serving Client's Throughout California's Major Metropolitan Areas:San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

All companies need a place to operate but often lack the time and expertise to effectively negotiate a lease. I have helped my clients achieve their objectives with an eye toward flexibility for future growth, exit opportunities and beyond. I strive to get leases closed as efficiently as possible, without distracting the client team from the core focus of the business.

Exceptional Legal Services

At Competitive Rates

Clients come to me because I have experience specifically in helping companies navigate commercial real estate transactions in specialized asset classes, such as life sciences and renewable energy assets. I provide concise explanations of key commercial and legal issues in a transaction. I offer superior negotiation skills and meticulous attention to document drafting so the deal can close efficiently while achieving client objectives. Call me at 866-409-5426 or send me an email to schedule a consultation to discuss your commercial real estate needs.