Bhavini A. Doshi concentrates her practice in the areas of redevelopment law, environmental law, municipal law, renewable energy and resiliency. She provides her clients a range of general counsel services in those areas including corporate governance, regulatory guidance and legislation drafting, transaction negotiation and document preparation, settlement and risk management, and appearance before governing bodies and at public meetings. Bhavini regularly advises on project finance structures such as the use of PILOTs, UEZ and other local, state and federal incentive programs, the implementation of state and/or federally monitored environmental remediation/LSRP projects, and the execution of complex real estate transactions.
Bhavini serves her client’s legal needs through understanding their specific business operations and short and long-term goals, and is well versed in leading both in-house and outside legal teams. Bhavini brings a depth of experience in coordinating with other professionals including engineers, architects, planners, risk-managers and policy-makers to successful project completion. Prior to joining the firm, Bhavini served for five years in the Office of Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City, where she supervised hundreds of transactional and governance matters. She was the primary attorney and project manager for the City’s most complex commercial transactions, including oversight over the City’s largest construction projects, and provided counsel on project labor requirements, change orders, contractor/subcontractor defaults and surety responsibilities. From crafting policies to project execution, Bhavini successfully guided the City through the establishment of its first “Office of Sustainability”, and led numerous projects including solar installation, citywide electric vehicle charging stations, green infrastructure, smart-city technologies and redevelopment of brownfield areas.
Bhavini started her career in the private practice of law, where she advised public and private entities in a variety of areas, including complex commercial litigation, public finance, and renewable energy. Previously, Bhavini interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, Netherlands where she assisted prosecutors in all aspects of cases involving war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bhavini has served on several Boards, including previously on the Board of Trustees for the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, and currently on the Board of Trustees for the state-wide New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Bhavini received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her B.A. from Rutgers University, where she was also a fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and a scholar at the Institute for Women’s Leadership. Bhavini is an active member of New Jersey’s State Bar Association, serving on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Law Section, and serving as Vice-Chair for the Special Committee on Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change. She has presented on a variety of green energy, resiliency and procurement topics as a part of the Bar Association’s continuing legal education program.
“Green Machines: The Value of NJ’s Public Procurement Facilitating EV Infrastructure”, May 2017, New Jersey League of Municipalities, 100th Anniversary Edition
“VW Settlement Monies – An Opportunity for Environmental Justice”, OP-ED, NJ Spotlight, September 28, 2017