Jonathan E. Orell


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  • Real Estate Acquisitions & Sales
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Development
  • Affordable Housing

Jonathan practices as a transactional real estate lawyer and is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group.  Jonathan has extensive experience in leasing, acquisitions/sales and financing of commercial properties, together with related environmental and land use matters. Jonathan represents owner operators, real estate developers and investors in connection with land acquisitions, ground-up developments and financing matters for commercial properties, including restaurants, shopping centers, office buildings, and multi-family projects.  Jonathan also assists high net worth clients with residential real estate matters.  As a member of the Firm’s Commercial Finance Group, Jonathan represents both lenders and borrowers in complex commercial lending transactions, including syndicated and participated loans, mezzanine financings, acquisition financings, and credit enhancements.

Jonathan joined Berkowitz, Trager & Trager, LLC as an associate in August 2013, and was admitted as a Member in 2019.



  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2011
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 2006


  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association


    • Super Lawyers, Connecticut Rising Star (2017-2023)
    • Exclusive IR Global Advisor for Real Estate in Connecticut