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Attorneys that handle Business & Banking are:

The Business and Banking Practice Group of Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. is committed to meeting the ever-changing and complex needs of today’s business community. Whether your business is large or small, the firm’s attorneys are skilled in the art of negotiation and in drafting complex and routine business documentation.  The firm’s attorneys take a proactive approach to the practice of law to help ensure that the clients’ businesses are in compliance with today’s demanding regulatory environment.  By understanding the business of our clients, focusing on their needs and expeditiously responding to their concerns, our goal is to provide effective and efficient legal counsel including representation in the areas of human resource and employee relations.  Located in Princeton, the firm’s business and banking practice group attorneys serve clients in both Princeton and throughout central and northern New Jersey.


In Business To Serve Your Business

The Business and Banking Practice Group provides legal counsel in the following areas:

  • Accommodation of Handicapped Employees
  • Asset and Stock Acquisitions
  • Banking Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Buying and Selling of Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Compliance with ADA
  • Computer Law
  • Development of Business Properties
  • Drug Testing Programs & Employee Assistance Plans
  • Employment Agreements & Severance Packages
  • Employment Policies, Handbooks & Forms
  • FMLA Notice Requirements
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Formation of Business Entities & LLCs
  • General Business Representation
  • Letters of Credit
  • Mandatory Retirement in Partnerships & Professional Corporations
  • Mergers
  • Minority Shareholder Oppression Actions
  • Municipal Land Use Approvals
  • New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act
  • Planning for LLCs, LLPs, S Corps., C Corps., Partnerships
  • Pregnancy/New Child Leave for NJ Employers
  • Restrictive Covenants & Confidentiality Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment & Other Federal & State Discrimination Laws
  • Terminations, Reorganizations & Downsizing
  • Training in Compliance with ADA
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Uniform Commercial Code


  • Ian T. Hammett, Of Counsel with the Firm, has joined the UrbanPromise Trenton Board of Trustees and will serve as a member of the Development Committee.

    UrbanPromise Trenton is a non-profit, “for promise” organization providing free After School drop-in and Summer Camp programs to the youth of Trenton. UrbanPromise Trenton equips participants with the skills necessary for academic achievement, spiritual growth, life management, and Christian leadership. UrbanPromise Trenton also employs Trenton teens in their StreetLeader program where teens are mentors and leaders to the younger children in the programs.
    Mr. Hammett joined Mason Griffin & Pierson P.C. in 2018 and practices in the field of Trusts and Estates; Real Estate; Business Law; and Chancery Court Practice.
    To learn more about UrbanPromise Trenton, please visit www.urbanpromisetrenton.org.








  • Anthony Todaro named Planning Board Attorney:

    We are pleased to announce that firm attorney Anthony R. Todaro has been appointed as Planning Board attorney in the Borough of High Bridge (Hunterdon County).








  • Anthony Todaro named Zoning Board Attorney:

    We are pleased to announce that firm attorney Anthony R. Todaro has been appointed as Zoning Board attorney in Hamilton Township (Mercer County).





  • Trishka Waterbury Cecil, Of Counsel with the Firm, has been named a Trustee of the Hunterdon Land Trust.

    The mission of the Hunterdon Land Trust is to preserve the integrity of the rural landscapes in the Hunterdon County region by protecting/enhancing natural resources and the cultural landscape of the historic Dvoor Farm for public enjoyment and education. The Land Trust has helped protect more than 10,280 acres of farmland and open space and owns and manages nature preserves throughout Hunterdon County.

    To learn more about HLT, visit:
    www.hunterdonlandtrust.org




  • Cecil completes NJILGA 2020 YEAR-END LAW REVIEW

    Trishka Waterbury Cecil, Of Counsel with the Firm, has completed her annual Year-End Law Review for 2020 (a/k/a the “Big Book”) which is now available for members on the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) website: https://www.njilga.org/. At a webinar presented on November 19, 2020 at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Virtual Conference, Trishka (NJILGA Past President) and Steve Goodell (Treasurer), highlighted and discussed selected local government cases from the past year and entertained questions and comments from attendees.





  • Dragan Appointment

    Sharon Dragan, a Director with the Firm, has recently been elected to serve as Secretary for the NJ Institute of Local Government Attorneys in 2021. For more information about the NJILGA, see
    https://www.njilga.org/about-us/who-are-we.html.




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    Employment & Financial Update (10/02/2020)

    Click Link Here to read important information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.