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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.
Nicholas is a member of the firm’s Business & Banking Practice Group and Real Estate Practice Group. Nick concentrates his practice in banking law, business formation, all aspects of business representation, and real estate. He will assist the firm’s Business & Banking Group in representing closely held businesses and local and national banks in business lending transactions as well as representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate.
On June 23, 2022, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC, Director, Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., moderated a panel discussion presented by Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey (AHPNJ) concerning the status of affordable housing delivery for the Third Round and preparation for the Fourth Round which commences July 1, 2025. Mr. Schmierer is the President of AHPNJ. The panelists included a representative from the Fair Share Housing Center, former Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the Chief of Multifamily Program for NJHMFA and a professional planner who has served as a Special Court Master in 40 plus municipalities for the implementation of Third Round Affordable Housing Plans. Mr. Schmierer chairs the firm's Government Practice Group which represents over 30 municipal governing bodies, land use board and affordable housing committees throughout the State of New Jersey.