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Ashley Doukas is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Ms. Doukas represents clients in a broad range of real estate development matters with an emphasis on land use, zoning and related environmental issues.

Prior to joining Stroock, Ms. Doukas was an associate at a boutique law firm specializing in land use and zoning in New York City. She has experience in preparing and presenting applications before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, New York City Department of City Planning and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. She is well-informed on city-wide land use initiatives and is experienced in analyzing and interpreting the New York City Zoning Resolution, the New York City Building Code, the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, and other administrative agencies’ rules and regulations.

Representative Matters

  •  A New York City developer in land use matters impacting a number of their Manhattan properties in the redevelopment of public plazas and ground floor enlargements.
  • A New York City developer in interpretive appeals matters regarding the Zoning Resolution and Building Code before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals.
  • A New York City property owner in the representation of a New York City Department of City Planning Special Permit application to allow for a change in use of the building.

Honors & Awards

  • New York Real Estate Journal, Women in Real Estate: Professional Services Spotlight

Publications

  • Co-author, "NYC to Restart ULURP: What You Should Know," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 15, 2020
  • Co-author, “Land Use and Planning During the State of Emergency: ULURP Freeze,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 17, 2020
  • Co-author, “Charter Commission Approves Proposals that Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Stroock Special Bulletin, June 13, 2019
  • Co-author, “The Charter Commission 2019 Recommendations That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 23, 2019
  • Co-author, “The Charter Commission 2019 Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Commercial Observer, January 14, 2019
  • Co-author, “The Charter Commission 2019 Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 3, 2019
  • Co-author, “City Planning Commission Approves East Midtown Subdistrict,” Stroock Special Bulletin, June 15, 2017

Admitted To Practice

New York

Education

J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2012

B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2009