William Connolly joined Arbor in 2007 and is responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of transactions for Arbor Realty Trust. His primary focus is on legal issue oversight of loan originations; asset purchases and sales; asset management activities, including loan restructuring and work-outs; and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) structures.
Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Connolly was an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Prior to that, he was an associate at Kaye Scholer LLP.
Mr. Connolly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Government from the University of Notre Dame. He also earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law.