Contact The Team


* indicates required

Exceptionally knowledgeable in the area of property . . . commercial in his approach.

Chambers Europe, 2020


Exceptionally knowledgeable in the area of property . . . commercial in his approach.

Chambers Europe, 2020

John O’Donoghue



John is a partner specialising in real estate at Philip Lee. John has extensive real estate expertise and advises leading property companies, investors, developers, local authorities, retailers and private individuals on the acquisition, development, management and disposal of commercial property. John has acted in many complex property transactions. He advises on all issues surrounding the acquisition, leasing and development of land and buildings.


John has considerable experience in the area of landlord and tenant. He regularly advises on lettings to include negotiating both short-term and full repairing and insuring leases as well as management and service charge structures in developments.


“A technically excellent lawyer”. Chambers Europe, 2018


In the area of real estate finance, John advises both lending institutions and borrowers on the property aspects of banking transactions and real estate security requirements. He also advises on the enforcement and realisation of property security including the appointment of receivers and liquidators. John acts for receivers and liquidators on all property aspects of their appointments.


John provides a full range of legal services on a broad spectrum of property related issues that assist a diverse range of clients in the purchase, sale, development, management and letting of commercial property.


John joined Philip Lee in 2014. He previously worked as a senior associate in the commercial real estate department of a top Dublin law firm for over 10 years.


John was recently announced as the International Client Choice Awards 2019 winner for Real Estate in Ireland. The Client Choice awards recognise those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent service they provide.

quotes "John O’Donoghue is very pragmatic and approachable and offers clear commercial advice."
Legal 500, 2020

Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitor’s Bar Association
Irish Environmental Law Association


7/8 Wilton Terrace
Dublin 2, D02 KC57

T: + 353 1 237 3700
F: + 353 1 678 7794