Cristian Kelly manages a broad range of transactional issues on behalf of his clients. His practice includes the purchase, sale, financing, leasing and ground leasing of commercial real estate; the acquisition and dispositions of businesses; the development of joint venture, private equity and debt structures; and the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Mr. Kelly’s transactional perspective is enhanced by his diverse background in litigation and regulatory matters.

Mr. Kelly received his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the New York University Law Review.


Liquidated Damages in the Nation’s Capital
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
UHS v US ex rel. Escobar (pdf)
Navigant, Issue 20
UHS v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar : Supreme Court Refines "Implied Certification" Theory of False Claims Act Liability
Arnold & Porter Advisory
Anti-Corruption Compliance in Emerging Markets: A Resource Guide
Arnold & Porter Resource Guide
Anti-Corruption Compliance in Emerging Markets: Second in a Series
Arnold & Porter LLP


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2014, cum laude
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

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