Rosemary Stone-Dougherty

New Jersey
F: 973-533-0127

Rosemary Stone-Dougherty is a partner at A.Y. Strauss. Her practice focuses on advising clients in land use development, zoning and planning matters concerning commercial property as well as commercial real estate transactions. Rosemary supports real estate developers throughout the application process for development and redevelopment projects. She has represented commercial clients at municipal and county land use board hearings throughout the State of New Jersey.

A recognized leader in real estate and land use law, Rosemary was named “Real Estate & Land Use Lawyer of the Year” (2021) by Lawyer Monthly and has been designated a Lifetime Attorney member of Strathmore’s “Who’s Who of American Lawyers”.

Before joining A.Y. Strauss, Rosemary handled land use and commercial real estate matters at a prominent New Jersey-based firm. Her prior experience also includes managing a successful solo practice in Chatham, New Jersey where she focused on real estate law, land use, development, redevelopment, and landlord-tenant matters.

Professional Activities

  • Morris County Bar Association, Real Estate Law Committee (Co-Chair, 2017-21)


  • Legal Contributor, Chatham Magazine, 2019-2024


Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Seton Hall University, W.P. Stillman School of Business (M.B.A., 2002)
Seton Hall University (B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Practice Areas