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Edward Patrick Kelly

Commercial real estate Attorney at Exton, PA

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    I represent both businesses and business owners in a variety of matters, including entity formation, business buy/sell, liquor licenses, contract preparation and negotiation, and commercial and residential real estate transactions.

  2. Commercial real estate
    I represent businesses and business owners in commercial and residential real estate transactions, and I also represent landlords and tenants in office and retail leasing matters.

Edward is an experienced attorney who advises clients on corporate governance, business transactions and the purchase, sale, development and lease of commercial real estate.

He represents businesses and individuals in a full range of corporate matters including:

  • entity formation
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • shareholders' agreements
  • LLC operating agreements
  • limited partnerships
  • joint ventures
  • confidentiality/non-compete agreements
  • commercial loans

He assists clients with a wide variety of real estate transactions by structuring and negotiating:

  • commercial, office and retail leases and subleases
  • the purchase, sale and development of commercial real estate
  • secured lending transactions
  • real estate loans

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Edward was a partner at a law firm in Media, Pennsylvania, where he chaired the Commercial Real Estate and Business Transactions Department. He previously worked at several law firms in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Edward is very active in his community. He represents the First Ward on the Board of Commissioners of Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where he previously served on the Zoning Hearing Board. Edward is also a Springfield Township Republican Committeeman. He serves on the Delco Run for Heroes 5k Planning Committee and as a coach at the Springfield Athletic Association.

He is a class agent for the Alumni Association of Malvern Preparatory School, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association and vice president of its Class of 1996 Board. Additionally, Edward was past president of the Boston University School of Law Philadelphia Young Alumni Council. He was previously a member of the editorial board of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter.

Honors & Awards

  • Named among "Best Lawyers" by The Delaware County Daily Times (2017)
  • Named a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" by Philadelphia Magazine (2010, 2013-2014)
Licensed for 23 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/26/2023
State NJ
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1999
Updated 03/09/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Eagleview Corporate Center
747 Constitution Drive, Suite 100
Exton, PA, 19341


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fox Rothschild, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Commissioner
  • Springfield Township
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Raffaele Puppio
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Astor Weiss Kaplan Mandel, LLP
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Fisher Zucker LLC
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Pepper Hamilton, LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A.
  • 1996


  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Brehon Law Society
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Boston University School of Law Philadelphia Young Alumni Council
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association
  • Vice President Class of 1996 board
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Delaware County's Best Lawyers
  • Delaware County Daily Times
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2010
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  • Philadelphia Bar Reporter
  • Editorial Board
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • PA Liquor Law Update
  • 2010
  • PBI Real Estate Institute
  • Basics of Office Leasing
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Edward
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is an attentive, thoughtful, and conscientious Rising Star Super Lawyer who is tenacious when he has to be in order to achieve his goal. For any client in need of not only a quality lawyer but also a quality person to represent him/her in a business transaction or commercial real estate deal, Ed is the lawyer that I would recommend without reservation."
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Exton Commercial real estate Lawyer Edward Patrick Kelly
Edward Patrick Kelly
Commercial real estate Attorney
Exton, PA
Licensed for 23 years