609.921.6543
Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.

Local Government Law

Mason, Griffin & Pierson has worked closely with numerous municipalities since its founding in 1955. The attorneys have in-depth knowledge of government issues and are capable of handling the wide range of diverse and complex legal issues that challenge local governmental entities.

Legal Services For Local Governmental Entities

  • Appellate & Supreme Court Representation
  • Aviation Matters
  • Compliance with New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Regulations
  • Condemnation/Eminent Domain Litigation
  • Defense of Tort Claims
  • Defense of Officers & Employees
  • Defense of Municipalities in Civil Rights Cases
  • Defense & Prosecution of Tax Appeals
  • Farmland & Open Space Preservation
  • Formulation of Personnel Policies & Related Training
  • Impact Fee Assessments & Capital Programs
  • In Rem Tax Foreclosures
  • Labor Negotiations
  • Local Lands & Buildings Law
  • Master Plan Review & Preparation
  • Monitor Election Law Compliance
  • Mt. Laurel Litigation
  • Municipal Tax Assessment & Revaluation
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Court Prosecutor & Public Defender
  • Open Public Records Act Compliance
  • Ordinance Preparation, Revision & Codification
  • Oversight of Affordable Housing Compliance
  • Performance & Guarantee Litigation
  • Preparation of Cable TV Franchise Agreements
  • Prerogative Writ Litigation
  • Public Contracting Law
  • Public Procurement & Construction Contracts
  • Representation of Historic Preservation Commissions
  • Representation of Boards of Health
  • Representation of Municipal Utilities Authorities
  • Representation of Governing Bodies
  • Representation of Zoning & Planning Boards
  • Shared Services Agreements & Municipal Consolidation
  • Stormwater Management & Sanitary Sewer Issues
  • Training of Employees in Compliance with Labor Regulations
  • Uniform Construction Code Regulation & Litigation
  • Wastewater Management Plan Revision
  • Wildlife Management

Topics in Local Government:

COAH Update: September 2013

COAH Update: Court Decision 7/10/13

COAH Update: Latest Development from the Court

COAH Update: The Battle Over Affordable Housing Trust Money Continues

What can a municipality do to protect its COAH trust fund money?

Can a municipality donate public property?

Longstanding Service To The Profession

Members of the Local Government Law Practice Group are active in both national and state professional associations, including the International Municipal Lawyers Organization, the Local Government Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, and the New Jersey Federation of Planning Officials. The attorneys also serve on task forces and committees of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, and are frequent panelists and seminar faculty members for various programs, including the annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference. The practice group members are also editors and/or contributors to professional publications such as New Jersey Municipalities, Municipal Law Review, Rutgers Law Journal, ABA Local Government Law Section Newsletter, and The Quill.

Local Government Clients


The firm is selected for the 2017 list of Top Ranked Law Firms issued by Lexis Nexis/Martindale Hubbell. A description of the selection methodology can be found at Lawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.
101 Poor Farm Road
Princeton, New Jersey, 08540-1941 USA
609.921.6543