Kimberly R. Nason

Practice Group Leader - Land, Environment & Energy

(716) 504-5784
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Ms. Nason is a member of the Land, Environment and Energy Practice Group and focuses her practice on land use and zoning, environmental law and energy matters. She appears before municipalities across the State on behalf of business owners and developers regarding applications for zoning permits and approvals, including special use permits, site plan approvals, variance requests, subdivisions and rezonings. Her land use and development practice includes extensive knowledge regarding compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act. As a member of the firm’s Energy Practice Team, her expertise includes matters relating to the development and permitting of solar energy facilities. Additionally, Ms. Nason has experience in the area of telecommunications relating to the development, modification, and operation of cell towers and other communications facilities. Ms. Nason also has experience appearing before New York State Department of State Regional Boards of Review on applications for variances from the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

In addition, Ms. Nason counsels clients on compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, and has been involved with environmental due diligence and transactional support. She handles complex Clean Air Act compliance and permitting matters with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors and Awards

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, 2021-2023
  • City & State New York, Power of Diversity: Women 100 List, 2022
  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015-2022
  • Named to Women Making a Difference in the Wireless Infrastructure Industry, Wireless Infrastructure Association, 2021
  • Listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017-2020
  • New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, 2012


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • The George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER)
  • New York Solar Energy Industries Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Executive Committee, Energy and Climate Law Representative
    • Environmental & Energy Law Section
      • Energy And Climate Law Committee
    • Local & State Government Law Section
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Women in Communications and Energy
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter
  • Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum

Present Activities

  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Board of Directors
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, Board of Directors

Past Activities

  • Hamburg Natural History Society, Inc., Board of Directors