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Madolyn Orr

Senior Attorney
fax +1 415.984.8599

Madolyn Orr has more than a decade of experience counseling clients involved in real estate transactions and related litigation.

Madolyn handles transactional matters regarding pre-closing, closing, and settlement aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, development, and post-transaction property management. She helps clients negotiate, draft, interpret, and enforce contracts and other transactional documents connected with purchases and sales of commercial and residential real properties (broker engagements, LOIs, purchase and sale agreements, options, escrow instructions, assignments, etc.); commercial leasing (leases, sub-leases, amendments, estoppels, COLA notices, rent and CAM disputes, etc.); and the creation, modification, and termination of easements and other real estate interests.

Madolyn has a special interest in title issues, including title insurance.  She helps clients coordinate title insurance coverages, environmental clearance, zoning, lien priority, and other due diligence reviews.  In addition, Madolyn assists clients navigating entitlements processes, including educating and negotiating with city attorneys.


B.A., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
M.A., University of Leeds, Leeds, England, With Distinction
J.D., Dean's List, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California


Madolyn has been selected to the 2021 Northern California Rising Stars list.

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California