Irene Kim Asbury

Irene Kim Asbury


Irene Kim Asbury is an experienced governmental affairs and municipal law attorney with over 10 years experience with state and local public entities. She has provided advice, guidance and representation to municipal entities and department heads on a wide range of issues and business needs, including Local Public Contracts Law, Open Public Meetings Act, Open Public Records Act, Local Lands and Buildings Law, compliance, governance, human resources, labor and employment law, election law, public utilities, building code administration, enforcement and municipal prosecution.

She is driven to support organizations to meet local compliance, reduce litigation costs, and ensure operational efficiency through improved processes.

Irene currently serves as:

  • Affordable Housing Counsel for the Borough of Kenilworth
  • Special Affordable Housing Counsel for the Township of Bridgewater
  • OPRA Counsel for the Borough of Dumont
  • OPRA Litigation Counsel for the Borough of Englewood Cliffs
  • Tax Appeal Counsel for the Township of Bridgewater
  • Assistant Municipal Prosecutor for the Township of Warren

As the former Secretary for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, she also has significant experience handling complex multi-agency matters (such as the JCP&L Monmouth County Reliability Project, the Southern Reliability Pipeline and the rollout of Verizon Fios in Southern New Jersey).

Irene is skilled in managing board meetings, advising governing bodies as counsel, and understands the political sensitivities to various issues that arise during public meetings to provide proactive, rather than reactive, legal advice. She has also been involved in numerous elections on the local, state and federal level, as election challenger and election counsel for various candidates throughout the State of New Jersey.

Practice Areas

Seton Hall University, J.D.

The Johns Hopkins University, B.A.

New Jersey

New Jersey State Bar Association

Secretary of the New Jersey Republican State Committee

Republican State Committeewoman for Hudson County