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Nira F. Doherty

Nira F. Doherty

Partner - Marin County

415.755.2600 t
415.755.2603 d
415.482.7542 f

email ndoherty@bwslaw.com
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Nira Doherty is an experienced city attorney, litigator, and land use expert. Her litigation and transactional practice emphasizes general municipal law, land use, CEQA, and code enforcement issues.  Additionally, Nira serves as Assistant City Attorney for the cities of St. Helena and Pacifica.  Nira previously served as the City Attorney for South Lake Tahoe.

Nira advises municipal clients throughout the State on issues related to cannabis.  Nira has spoken extensively on cannabis issues and has successfully represented municipalities in cannabis-related litigation.

Nira also advises city councils and staff in all areas of municipal law issues including complex land use and zoning matters, CEQA, elections, Government Tort Claims Act, initiatives, code enforcement, conflicts of interest, bidding and claims procedures, personnel, public utilities, health care, POBR and FOBR.

She has successfully served as lead attorney in litigation involving CEQA, inverse condemnation, unlawful termination disputes, health and safety receiverships, code enforcement matters, tort claims, medical marijuana, and collective bargaining issues.

Nira graduated from UC Davis School of Law where she was a member of the UC Davis Law Review and Editor-in-Chief of the UC Davis Environmental Law and Policy Journal.  Nira externed for Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California while in law school and clerked for Judge Steven Bernard of the Colorado Court of Appeals upon graduation.

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