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Salma T. Chand, Esq. has become associated with the firm. Ms. Chand earned a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers University.
Ms. Chand recently served as a member of the New Brunswick Planning Board, and previously as a Law Clerk in the Office of County Counsel for Essex County, as a Judicial Intern to The Honorable Carmen Messano, P.J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and as a Judicial Intern to The Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Chand is a member of the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association and the South Asian Bar Association. Ms. Chand is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York and practices in the areas of Local Government Law, Real Estate Law, and Land Use Law.
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In a recent decision (Justin Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc.), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that an employee who is fired for using medical marijuana outside the workplace may bring a claim for disability discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Mason, Griffin & Pierson Attorney, Elizabeth Zuckerman, who argued the cause for Amicus Curiae National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey, stated the "decision is a win for employees who test positive for marijuana due to their lawful use of medical marijuana outside the workplace."
Jeanne-Marie Scollo has become an Associate with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. She earned her J.D from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is a member of the firm's Local Government Law and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Scollo brings over nine years of previous legal experience to the firm. She served as Deputy County Counsel for Middlesex County from 2014 to 2019 and was previously a solo practitioner in New Brunswick. Ms. Scollo is admitted in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Mercer County, Middlesex County, and New Jersey State Bar Associations.