Bhavini A. Doshi concentrates her practice in the areas of redevelopment, environmental, infrastructure, government and renewable energy. She provides her clients a range of general counsel services including procurement, 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 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 infrastructure and real estate transactions.  Bhavini’s special counsel areas include sustainable development and infrastructure, renewable energy and resiliency.

Bhavini serves her client’s legal needs through understanding their business operations, as well as short and long-term goals.  She is well versed in leading multi-disciplinary teams to successful project completion, and brings years of experience collaborating and coordinating with policy-makers and other professionals, including engineers, architects, planners and business executives.  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 largest brownfield cleanups and most complex commercial and property transactions, and provided counsel on environmental matters, development and construction, project labor issues and contractor disputes. From crafting policies to project execution, Bhavini successfully guided the City through the establishment of its first “Office of Sustainability”, and led projects including solar installation at the City’s DPW facility, citywide electric vehicle charging stations, green infrastructure and procurement of smart-city technologies.

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 matters, public finance, and renewable energy. During her final semester of law school, 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 nonprofit 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.  She is actively involved with the New Jersey State Bar Association, and regularly presents and publishes on a variety of renewable energy, resiliency and procurement topics.

Publications

“Green Machines: The Value of NJ’s Public Procurement Facilitating EV Infrastructure”, May 2017, New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, 100th Anniversary Edition

“VW Settlement Monies – An Opportunity for Environmental Justice”, OP-ED, NJ Spotlight, September 28, 2017

“Is Your Credit Rating Resilient Against Climate Change?”, June 2019, New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine

“Changing the Way We Power Our Transportation, and Our Homes”, New Jersey Lawyer, June 2020

Speaking Engagements

  •  Local Government Addressing Climate Change and Sustainability, March 2018, CLE Seminar, NJ Law Center
  • New Directions at the NJDEP – Electric Vehicles and EV Infrastructure, May 2018, CLE Presentation, NJSBA Annual Convention
  • New Jersey’s Energy Future – Renewable Energy, Electrification and Decentralization, June 2018, Environmental Law Forum
  • Redevelopment 101 – December 2018, CLE Seminar, Mount Laurel
  • Urban Floodplain Redevelopment – March 2019, CLE Seminar, NJ Law Center
  • 9th Renewable Energy, Clean Tech and Climate Change Conference, March 2020, CLE Seminar, NJ Law Center

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Board of Directors for Environmental Law Section
  • Chair - Special Committee on Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change