Name change as Spiro Harrison law offices adds name partner, second veteran lawyer

Spiro Harrison is now Spiro Harrison & Nelson LLC. The firm announced Tuesday that, in addition to the change in name, the Red Bank office also added two experienced partners, Brian Nelson and Kira Dabby.

“Brian M. Nelson is one of the state’s preeminent redevelopment attorneys, representing both public and private clients on many complex projects,” Jason Spiro, founding partner of Spiro Harrison & Nelson, stated. “We’re thrilled to have someone of Brian’s caliber and experience join our firm as a named partner as we expand the scope of services the firm offers.”

Brian Nelson. (Photos courtesy Spiro Harrison & Nelson LLC)

Prior to joining Spiro Harrison & Nelson, Nelson was the founding managing partner of Archer & Greiner’s Red Bank office and chair of the firm’s State and Local Law Government Group. Over the last decade, he has represented some of the largest local public entities in the state, including the township of Middletown, the city of Hackensack, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and the city of Newark in varying capacities.

“It’s gratifying to join a team of exceptionally talented and agile attorneys capable of handling complex legal matters,” Nelson said. “In its short history, this firm has become known for its sophisticated and creative approach to some of the most challenging legal representations. I look forward to continuing the growth of Spiro Harrison & Nelson and to continuing to serve its clients with the winning combination of big law experience and outstanding responsiveness that they expect.”

Kira Dabby.

Kira Dabby, an experienced litigator and redevelopment attorney, also joined the firm as partner. Dabby joins Spiro Harrison & Nelson from Archer, where she was a partner in the State and Local Government Affairs Group. Prior to joining Archer, she practiced commercial litigation at Latham & Watkins, where she played a lead role in defending one of the first natural resource damage actions to go to trial in the U.S.

“Kira Dabby is an incredibly talented litigator and redevelopment attorney,” Founding Partner David Harrison said. “She has obtained numerous victories on behalf of clients at trial and on appeal, and her passion for defending clients’ interests matches her strong intellect and legal expertise. We’re thrilled to have her join our firm as a partner.”

Dabby concentrates her practice in municipal law, redevelopment law, governmental defense litigation and complex commercial litigation. A Harvard Law School graduate and former Big Law litigator, she has broad litigation, trial and arbitration experience in matters of public entity liability, natural resource damages, employment discrimination, redevelopment law, defamation, fraud and complex business disputes.