Patrick M. Kelly
  • Special Counsel
Buffalo, NY


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Patrick Kelly brings over 30 years of experience in real estate transactions. In addition to representing purchasers and sellers in residential transactions, he represents builders, developers and investors in a wide variety of commercial transactions. He acts as examining counsel for a major title insurance company, as well as closing counsel to residential and commercial lending institutions.

He also counsels families and business owners in a wide variety of wealth management and asset protection matters, by creating tools and strategies to help protect them, their families, and their assets, ranging from business and partnership agreements, succession planning, trust planning for estate purposes or for asset protection, as well as a variety of elder law issues.

He was counsel to a local town and village for over 15 years. As a result, he has a strong background into land use and zoning matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982


  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1981
  • SUNY, Buffalo, New York
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York, 1983

Past Employment Positions

  • Kelly & Swetz LLP, Senior Counsel, 2001 to 2013
  • Town of Amherst, Deputy Town Attorney, 2008 to 2015