Ashley Doukas chairs the Land Use Practice and represents clients in a broad range of real estate development matters with an emphasis on land use, zoning, and related environmental issues.

Ms. Doukas has specialized in land use and zoning in New York City for over eleven years and has successfully led some of the largest private land use applications presented to the City in the past five years.  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. 

Prior to joining Adler & Stachenfeld, Ms. Doukas was at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in the firm's land use and zoning practice group.  She is admitted to practice in New York.


  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Real Estate (2023 & 2024 Editions) 

  • New York Real Estate Journal, "2018 Women in Real Estate: Professional Services" Spotlight


  • Member, REBNY, Housing Committee