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November 2016
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Dragan Named Of Counsel

Sharon A. Dragan has been named Of Counsel to the firm. Ms. Dragan received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served as Bureau Editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau. Ms. Dragan is the Attorney for the Township of Readington, Attorney for Alexandria Township, and Special Open Space Counsel for Read More

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Neufeld Named Player Agent For Montgomery Baseball League

Shawn Neufeld, a Director with the firm, has been named as Player Agent for the Montgomery Township Baseball League. The Non-Board role is appointed by the League President and is based on the Agent’s reputation for fairness. The Agent’s position is to oversee and maintain balance and impartiality, and promote welfare amongst the players and Read More

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Hadinger & Cecil Present at Municipal League Conference

Kristina Hadinger and Trishka Cecil, both past Presidents of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA), are presenters at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City. On November 15, Ms. Cecil is an instructor for a seminar sponsored by New Jersey Planning Officials, Mandatory Certification Class For New Board Read More

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Supporting Kids Bridge

The firm is a sponsor of the Kids Bridge Tenth Annual Humanitarian Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 3 at the Trenton Country Club. The organization teaches children and teens in New Jersey how to combat bullying and discrimination through empowerment, empathy and respect. For more information go to www.kisdbridgecenter.org

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Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Holds Food and Wine Event

On November 5 the Friends of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation will host Food & Wine of Italy, it’s 11th Annual Food and Wine Fundraiser. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is sponsoring this wonderful gathering. The proceeds will benefit the library. For more information go to http://maryjacobs.org/.

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New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal

On October 14, 2016, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation raising the gas tax by 23 cents a gallon. As a part of that same legislation, the New Jersey estate tax will be phased out over the next fifteen months. Under current law, and through the end of calendar year 2016, the threshold for the application Read More

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  • Dragan Named Director with MG&P

    Sharon A. Dragan has been named Director and Shareholder with Mason, Griffin & Pierson. Sharon received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served as Bureau Editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She practices in the areas of local government law, zoning and land use law, real estate law, and estate law. Sharon is Attorney for the Township of Readington, Attorney for Alexandria Township, Attorney for Delaware Township and Attorney for Special Open Space Counsel of West Amwell Township. In her continued service to the legal profession, Sharon served on the District XIII Ethics Committee for several years, the committee that acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in discharging the Court's constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys. Sharon is a Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, a professional organization with the purpose of promoting education and professionalism among local government attorneys. She is a member of the Hunterdon County, New Jersey State and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations.


    MG&P Supports Local Youth Basketball

    Mason, Griffin & Pierson continues its support of youth basketball programs in the community. For more information on the Dillon Youth Basketball League go to the Princeton Recreation Department at www.leaguelineup.com

    For information on the Montgomery Basketball Association go to www.montgomerybasketball.com

  • New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act is Now in Effect

    In May of this year, New Jersey joined the growing number of states to enact paid sick leave laws. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act is currently in effect and below you will find certain information that is important for all New Jersey employers to understand.

    Who Does it Affect?
    The Act applies to New Jersey employers of all sizes, including businesses that are based elsewhere but have employees located in New Jersey. While several New Jersey municipalities already had paid sick leave ordinances, this new state law preempts them, meaning they no longer apply and employers throughout the state are now subject to one consistent set of requirements.

    The Act does not apply to a few narrow categories of employees: (1) construction industry employees working under collective bargaining agreements; (2) per diem health care employees; or (3) public employees who are already provided with sick leave with full pay pursuant to any other state law, rule, or regulation.
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    Montgomery Township Education Foundation

    Mason, Griffin & Pierson is pleased to sponsor Montgomery Township Education Foundation. The Foundation's fundraiser takes place on the evening of February 23 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, New Jersey. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization set up to support strategic programs for the benefit of the Montgomery Township public school children.

    For more information go to one.bidpal.net/mtefcomedynight