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Nicole B. Dory

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Overview

Nicole Dory concentrates her practice on environmental and land use transactions and litigation and other complex business litigation matters. With a degree in geology and experience as an environmental consultant, she applies first-hand knowledge of scientific and technical issues in helping her clients advance their development projects, comply with environmental regulations and land use ordinances, and resolve complex disputes.

Nicole’s broad-based real estate practice encompasses zoning and land use approvals, regulatory counseling and administrative disputes. She advises on environmental permitting, zoning and regulatory compliance matters for commercial and residential developers, institutional clients and universities, and prepares and negotiates solar power purchase agreements. Diligent and responsive to her client’s needs, Nicole has successfully obtained municipal and county site plan approvals and variances and has extensive experience litigating land use approvals. Nicole also helps her clients navigate the regulation of flood areas and has assisted her clients to successfully amend FEMA flood hazard area designations on flood maps. She also represents clients in CERCLA (Superfund) suits and other environmental remediation matters.

In addition to her environmental and land use work, Nicole represents clients in complex commercial litigation, and is involved in all facets of litigation in federal and state courts, from initial case assessment to appeals.

Nicole was a member of the Environmental Law Clinic at Rutgers University School of Law and a recipient of the Haber Scholarship for Achievement in Environmental Law and Preservation. Before attending law school, she worked as an environmental consultant, focusing on all aspects of environmental due diligence and regulatory compliance. She also assessed various properties for environmental concerns — including historical land use and soil and/or groundwater contamination — and monitored remedial investigations.

Experience

Decisions

  • Sumas v. Hanover 3201 Realty, LLC, Docket No. A-2571-15T3 (App. Div. April 12, 2017)
  • I/M/O Shipyard Associates L.P. Waterfront Development Permit, Water Quality Certificate No. 0905-07-0001.2 WFD 110001, Docket Nos. A-004873-13T4, A-005004-13T4 (App. Div. February 3, 2017)
  • Welch v. Chai Ctr. for Living Judaism, 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1906 (App. Div. August 15, 2016)
  • In re Issuance of Access St. Intersection Permit No. S-10-N-0002-2013, 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1804 (App. Div. Aug. 1, 2016)
  • Shipyard Assocs., L.P. v. City of Hoboken, 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2117 (App.Div. Sept. 1, 2015)
  • Shipyard Assocs., L.P. v. City of Hoboken, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100927 (D.N.J. Aug. 3, 2015)
  • G&S Livingston Realty, Inc. v. CVS Pharm. Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158673 (D.N.J. Nov. 4, 2013)
  • In re Prudential Fin. Inc., 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2086 (App. Div. Aug. 22, 2013)
  • G&S Livingston Realty, Inc. v. CVS Pharm., Inc., 506 Fed. Appx. 182 (3d Cir. N.J. 2012)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Edgewood Props., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125197 (D.N.J. Aug. 31, 2012)
  • Otos Tech Co, Ltd. v. OGK Am., Inc., 653 F.3d 310 (3d Cir. 2011)
  • Otos Tech Co. v. OGK Am., Inc., 393 Fed. Appx. 5 (3d Cir. 2010)
  • Otos Tech Co., Ltd. v. OGK America, Inc., 2008 WL 4531968, (3d Cir. October 10, 2008)
  • Nat'l Amusements, Inc. v. Borough of Palmyra, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82036 (D.N.J. Aug. 12, 2010)
  • G&S Livingston Realty v. CVS Pharm., Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147164 (D.N.J. Dec. 21, 2011)
  • JSM at Tingley, LLC v. Ford Motor Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149797 (D.N.J. Dec. 30, 2011)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Edgewood Props., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45368 (D.N.J. Apr. 27, 2011)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Edgewood Props., Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36215 (D.N.J. Apr. 4, 2011)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Edgewood Props., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130866 (D.N.J. Dec. 10, 2010)
  • Ford Motor Co. v. Edgewood Props., Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75914 (D.N.J. July 28, 2010)
  • Moe v. Seton Hall University, 2010 WL 1609680 (D.N.J. April 20, 2010)
  • David's Bridal, Inc. v. The House of Brides, Inc., 2010 WL 715437 (D.N.J. February 23, 2010)
  • Otos Tech Co., Ltd. v. OGK America, Inc., 2009 WL 3757102 (D.N.J. November 09, 2009)
  • Otos Tech Co., Ltd. v. OGK America, Inc., 2009 WL 2356882 (D.N.J. July 29, 2009)
  • China America Co-op. Automotive, Inc. v. Estrada Rivera Enterprises Corp., 2008 WL 305744 (D.N.J. January 28, 2008)

Activities

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, Member,  Land Use, Environmental and Federal Sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREWNJ)
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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Education

Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2006)

Bryn Mawr College (A.B., Geology, 2000)

Admissions

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