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Kelley M. Johnson



Kelley Johnson offers straightforward counsel on commercial real estate deals, so that clients can focus on the potential, not just the paperwork. She oversees acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing and joint ventures, with an eye toward the long game. In negotiations, Kelley works to structure transactions so that clients continue to generate returns long after the ink on agreements has dried.

Kelley manages acquisitions and dispositions for a diverse mix of property types, such as office buildings, retail malls and industrial complexes. She is also well-versed in leasing, including health care, office, industrial and retail.

Locally, Kelley has represented landlords in retail and office leases, but her practice is not limited to the Philadelphia area. She facilitates portfolio loans involving dozens of properties across multiple states, as well as joint-venture transactions involving assets located throughout the country.


Bar Admissions

New York


University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. cum laude, Law Review (2002)

Saint Joseph's University
B.A. magna cum laude (1999)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Chesterfield Public Education Fund — President, 2019-20 (Vice President, 2018-19; Trustee, 2016-18)


  • Philadelphia Business Journal — Best Real Estate Deals of 2023, Industrial Sale, First Place
Awards Methodology
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