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Nicole Lynn Kobrine

Washington, DC Office

Nicole Lynn Kobrine practices throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and nationally in the areas of commercial real estate and complex business litigation. She has significant trial experience, both jury and bench, as well as extensive arbitration experience on many complex cases, including real estate and land use disputes, construction cases, partnership and joint venture actions, commercial brokerage disputes and trade secrets and non-compete litigation. She also has litigated numerous environmental and leasing disputes.

Nicole uses out-of-the-box thinking to develop a creative and aggressive but flexible approach to achieve clients’ goals in the most efficient, effective manner. This method provides clients with the opportunity to decide whether to settle a dispute or proceed with litigation. She brings both passion and real courtroom experience to each case.

Nicole is a national committee member of Katten’s Women’s Leadership Forum, which is dedicated to the strategic retention and advancement of women. She has served on the WLF since 2007.

While earning her JD from The George Washington University Law School, Nicole interned for the Honorable Pauline Newman of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nicole was a Division 1 scholar athlete while earning her BA from Stanford University.

Shown below is a selection of Nicole Lynn’s engagements.

  • Representation of a large real estate developer that owns a landmark property in downtown Washington, DC in its land use dispute with a competing real estate developer owning adjacent property.
  • Successful representation of a major downtown Washington, DC building owner committed to modernizing and redeveloping its building in litigation against several tenants determined to halt the redevelopment efforts, and advised other DC building owners facing similar tenant challenges prior to litigation being filed.
  • Successful representation of a national real estate developer in construction arbitration in North Carolina against its general contractor obtaining a $14 million judgment.
  • Representation of a family member over the course of several years in trust and estate litigations regarding a $50 million estate.
  • Representation of a national real estate developer in construction litigation with a state agency over the redevelopment of several state buildings, successfully defending the client in more than $11 million in claims and obtaining discovery sanctions award of $90,000 against the state.
  • Successful representation of waterfront land owners in a years-long land use and environmental dispute involving the Critical Area regulations in the Chesapeake Bay region. This case ended up before the Maryland Court of Appeals with a successful result in the highest court in the state.


Best Lawyers in America, 2020
Legal 500, 2016
Nicole Lynn  Kobrine


  • JD, The George Washington University Law School
  • BA, Stanford University

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, District of Maryland
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


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  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
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