Ken DellaRocco is a Partner in our Real Estate group and one of the firm’s most senior attorneys. For more than 35 years he has practiced real estate law, and amassed an extensive, exceptionally diverse set of capabilities that makes him uniquely valuable to the firm’s real estate clientele.
Ken is known in the industry as a practical, effective attorney who integrates legal counsel with a more holistic perspective that incorporates strategy, analysis of a transaction, and evaluation of every aspect of a potential purchase or sale, including those his clients sometimes haven’t considered. There is a significant amount of “General Counsel” in Ken’s approach to advising his clients.
The lengthy list of projects Ken has been involved in spans virtually every type of real estate project imaginable, including shopping centers, hotel projects, residential developments condominiums, office buildings, warehouses, industrial buildings and retail properties as well as extensive experience in structuring and negotiating countless commercial leases. As an adjunct to his real estate practice, he also has hands-on experience in several related legal disciplines, including land use and environmental law. He has negotiated numerous construction contracts and has experience in the real estate law relating to Federal Opportunity Zones.
Ken’s approach to his practice emphasizes working closely with his clients to complete projects and identify opportunities rather than simply identifying challenges – in other words, collaboratively seeking solutions that will enable projects to be completed. As a significant portion of his career was spent as Chief Legal Officer for a major retail holding company, he has a unique, and valuable, client’s perspective which informs and guides his work.
Ken typically develops ongoing, long-term client relationships. He has several clients with whom he was worked for over eighteen years. He prioritizes responsiveness and a high degree of availability as a key aspect of his role as a trusted adviser.
More than any other legal discipline, real estate law deals with the tangible. For over three decades, Ken has advised clients with the concrete, very tangible objective of helping them complete projects. Whether it’s constructing a shopping center complex, leasing office space, or leveraging the benefits of an Opportunity Zone, Ken sees his role as helping his clients get things done.
Ken is Chairman of the Board of a not-for-profit, “Laurel House-Resources to Recover”, which provides resources and services to people with mental illness, and their families. He also enjoys golf, tennis, reading, biking, traveling and cooking.
New York, 1988
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
Areas of Practice
Residential and Commercial Conveyancing
Corporate and Business Matters
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