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Nina Pickering-Cook has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

by Katelyn Smith
March 30, 2021

The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

Nina’s practice is focused on advising public and private sector clients on matters related to real estate, land use and construction.  Nina founded A&K’s Construction Practice Group after years of advising and litigating construction issues on behalf of developer and public sector clients. Nina counsels owners, contractors, and developers in various phases of the construction process, including contract drafting and negotiation. She has successfully litigated a broad range of real estate, construction and land use matters – including permitting and zoning issues –at all levels of court in Massachusetts.

Nina also regularly advises public sector clients, such as the Towns of Acton, Bedford, Dover, Lexington and Concord, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, on a full range of legal matters – from routine compliance issues to complex litigation. She has guided these clients through developing procurements, providing support for Town Meeting and public or administrative hearings, and training on the requirements of the State Ethics Act, the Open Meeting Law and the Public Records Act.

In addition to her legal work, Nina is co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Real Estate Section, Co-Vice Chair of Content for the Real Estate Litigation Section of American Bar Association and on the Amicus Committee for the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association.