Brendan D. Delany


Brendan Delany concentrates his finance, restructuring, and bankruptcy practice on advising clients in transactions related to energy finance, commercial real estate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. His focus is primarily in the energy and commodities, real estate, and financial services sectors.

Energy and Commodities Finance

Brendan represents commodity trading companies, commodity producers, various types of financial institutions, hedge funds, and other business entities in connection with structured trade and commodity finance transactions, including metals leases, inventory financings, receivables financings, and ownership-based structures such as commodity repurchase transactions. He regularly assists clients with cross-border repo transactions and other commodity finance structures in non-U.S. jurisdictions such as Asia, South and Central America, Europe, and Australia.

Real Estate Development and Finance

Brendan began his career representing clients in a variety of real estate-related transactions. He has extensive experience related to the financing, acquisition, disposition, zoning, development, management, and leasing of real property. His clients include REITs, banks and other financial institutions, commercial real estate developers, hedge providers, renewable energy investors and developers, and power plant owners and operators.

Mergers & Acquisitions and General Corporate

Throughout his career, Brendan has represented various entities in a broad range of merger and acquisition transactions, business ventures, and general corporate matters. He has represented a number of privately-held and publicly-traded companies, as well as large financial institutions, in connection with a broad range of corporate matters, including entity formation, joint ventures, contracts, financings, compliance matters, and commercial matters generally.

Brendan previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Terrence J. McGann of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. During law school, he was a published member of the Catholic University Law Review.

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  • 2013–2015, “Rising Star in Washington, D.C.,” listed in Super Lawyers
  • 2017–2022, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


Professional Activities

Brendan currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Connelly Foundation in Philadelphia. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Franklin Lyle Stroud, M.D. Foundation for Learning Disabilities and an adviser to the board of directors of the Washington Jesuit Academy.



  • District of Columbia


  • Georgetown University, BS
  • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, JD