Kelley Ross Brown


At A Glance

Kelley Ross Brown is a Partner in the firm where she is a member and Administrative Partner of the Real Estate Development and Finance Department. She concentrates her practice in complex real estate and asset-based finance transactions on behalf of lenders; commercial closings on behalf of businesses and private individuals, sales on behalf of lenders out of REO, as well as zoning and land use. She is also a member of the firm's Management Committee which is responsible for general oversight and management of the firm.



Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.

St. Lawrence University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

State of New York, Western District Court

Key Representative Matters

  • Representing commercial lender in issuance of credit enhancement on $10,000,000.00 financing for local not-for-profit's bond-financed construction and renovation of campus buildings.
  • Representing commercial lenders in all aspects of asset-based financing transactions.
  • Representing commercial lenders in real estate transactions, including construction to permanent loan financing.
  • Representing commercial lenders with industrial development agency assisted financing, and loans with the U.S. Small Business Administration through the 504 and 7a programs.
  • Representing lenders in the sale of residential properties in REO.
  • Representing businesses in the acquisition, construction, and financing of a commercial properties.
  • Representing businesses and individuals in obtaining municipal approvals for sale and development of real property.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Monroe County and New York State Bar Associations.
  • Member of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys.


  • Recipient of Top Women in Law Award 2014
  • Named a finalist for the 2010 Athena Award.
  • Appears in the current edition of the "Best Lawyers in America."
  • Recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award in 1999.
  • Frequent Speaker at State and County CLE Programs.

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors of NeighborWorks Rochester.
  • Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of DePaul Adult Care Communities, Inc./DePaul Community Facilities, Inc.
  • Chair of the Monroe County Committee of the LAWNY Board.
  • Member, Character and Fitness Committee, Appellate Division Fourth Department

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