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Brian M. Nelson. (Photo: Spiro, Harrison & Nelson).

Nelson joining top litigation firm now known as Spiro, Harrison & Nelson

Well-connected N.J. lawyer has become one of the state’s expert redevelopment attorneys

By David Wildstein, November 01 2022 9:36 am

Brian M. Nelson , a top New Jersey lawyer with political juice, is leaving Archer & Greiner to become a named partner at Spiro Harrison, which will now be known as Spiro, Harrison & Nelson.

“Nelson is one of the state’s preeminent redevelopment attorneys representing both public and private clients on many complex projects,” said Jason Spiro, founding partner of Spiro Harrison & Nelson. “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.”

He had previously run Archer & Greiner’s Red Bank office and chaired the firm’s state and local government law group.

A former executive director of the New Jersey Republican State Committee in the early 2000s when State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Middletown) was GOP state chairman, Nelson represents large public entities across the State, including Middletown, Hackensack, Newark, Tinton Falls, and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.

“It’s gratifying to join a team of exceptionally talented and agile attorneys capable of handling complex legal matters,” Nelson stated.   “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.”

Nelson is a former member of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and served on transition teams for Gov. Chris Christie and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.   He started out as a law clerk to Superior Court Judge Bill Mathesius

“Brian is widely respected in legal, business, and political circles throughout the state and Washington as well,” Kyrillos told the New Jersey Globe.  “Substantive, smart, and a big rolodex. He and Kira Dabby are an awesome team. “

Archer & Greiner is also losing another partner, Kira S. Dabby, a skilled litigator and redevelopment attorney.

“Kira Dabby is an incredibly talented litigator and redevelopment attorney,” said David Harrison, a founding partner of the firm. “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.”

Spiro, Harrison & Nelson is a highly respected New Jersey litigation firm.  Their partners include Eric Jaso, a former federal prosecutor and a commissioner of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

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