Nancy A. Connery


Location: 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10176
Phone: 212-661-5030
Fax: 212-687-2123
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Nancy Connery’s area of concentration is real estate law. She has a general real estate practice and has represented individuals, public and private companies, utilities, not-for-profit entities, government entities and public benefit corporations in a variety of real estate matters, including:

Leasing and Other Space Transactions: Ms Connery has negotiated, among other things, office, loft, retail, and industrial space leases, garage leases, ground leases, easements, licenses, tenancy-in-common agreements, and tenant buyouts.

Purchases and Sales: As part of her commercial practice Ms. Connery also has represented clients in the purchase and sale of office buildings, loft buildings, industrial buildings, and other commercial space; and overseen the real estate aspects of government-granted economic benefits. Ms Connery also represents her private and corporate clients in the purchase and sale of residential real estate, including cooperative apartments, condominiums, and houses.

Cooperatives and Condominiums: Ms Connery’s practice includes the general representation of both cooperatives and condominiums.

General: Ms. Connery’s real estate practice involves her in a variety of real estate related matters and transactions, including brokerage issues, construction contracts, trespass claims, partition litigation, and other matters.

Before practicing law, Ms. Connery taught high school biology, chemistry and physics.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Private Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law – Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. – 1978
    • Honors:  Graduate with Honors and American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
  • Douglas College
    • B.A. – 1968
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • M.A. – 1971

Published Works


  • Speaker, Malpractice Prevention in Commercial Real Estate Financing (Legal Ethics)” at Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) Event, PLI New York Center, New York, New York, April 11-12, 2017.
  • Speaker, programs on commercial leasing and other aspects of real estate law sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, ALI-ABA, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Topics she has covered include compliance with laws, construction issues, bankruptcy, security, letters of credit, the Americans with Disabilities Act, ground leases, assignment and subleasing, restaurant leasing and not-for-profit issues in leasing. She has also participated in panels on residential transactions and lending transactions
  • Speaker, “Unanticipated Limitations in Long-Term Planning and Lease Restructuring” and “Challenges in Building Today’s Tenant Improvements”, Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) Event “Negotiating Commercial Leases 32016,” PLI New York Center, New York, March 10-11, 2016
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Restaurant Leases: Food for Thought”, New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Summer Meeting, Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain, Bergennes, VT, July 17, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • New York Metro, Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Attorneys in New York, 2015 – 2016
  • New York Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2008 – 2018
  • New York Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys , 2013 – 2015
  • Former Chair, New York City Bar Association Real Property Law Committee
  • Former Chair, New York City Committee on Cooperative and Condominiums

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee of Real Estate Section; Co-chair of District Representatives and Co-chair of Committee on Professionalism
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee, and Commercial Leasing Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, As part of her bar association work, Ms. Connery has reviewed and commented on proposed legislation affecting the real estate industry
  • New York State Bar Association, Ms. Connery has also promoted and participated, as drafter, in the Real Property Sections form of Owner’s Rider to the AIA Agreement between Owner and Contractor
  • The New York City Bar Association, Former Chair, Committee on Real Property Law
  • The New York City Bar Association, Former Chair, Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law
  • The New York City Bar Association, As part of her bar association work, Ms. Connery has promoted and participated in the drafting of a model form of mortgage opinion, model contract of sale for cooperative apartment, model form of sublease and overlandlord consent, model form of office lease, model form of contract of sale for a commercial office building, and a model form of ground lease
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • American Bar Association, Former Chair, Assignment and Subletting Committee, Leasing Group
  • American Bar Association, Member, Leasing Group

Prior Employment

  • Real Estate Institute, New York University, Faculty Member, 1987 – 1990