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Business & Banking

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
  • Zuckerman Joins Firm

    Elizabeth Zuckerman has been named Of Counsel to the Princeton law firm, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C, and will lead its Employment Law section. Ms. Zuckerman received a J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law where she served as Executive Editor for the Law Review. In 1997, Ms. Zuckerman co-founded the employment law firm of Zuckerman & Fisher, LLC, focusing her practice on employee rights. Ms. Zuckerman is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She will continue to practice in the areas of employment law, employee rights and appellate practice. Ms. Zuckerman serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations.

  • MG&P Celebrates 65th Anniversary

    Mason, Griffin & Pierson is celebrating its sixty-fifth anniversary. Since its founding in 1955, the firm has evolved from a two-man general practice partnership to a mid-size professional corporation which continues a general practice but has developed specific areas of concentration. The firm has been an integral part of central New Jersey over the past sixty-five years. The firm's first municipal client, Princeton, remains a client today, along with other municipalities and governing bodies in Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Camden and Gloucester counties. Two of the firm's attorneys have served as President of the Mercer County Bar Association and, in 2001, the firm received the Community Partner Award from Mercer County Bar Foundation. Four of the firm's attorneys have been honored with the Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law and Service to the Legal Profession.

  • Princeton Adult Education Class - Know Your Rights as an Employee

    Elizabeth Zuckerman will be an instructor for the Princeton Adult Education course, Know Your Rights as an Employee. The 3-session course starts on February 11 and will explore topics including sexual harassment, discrimination, medical marijuana in the workplace, whistle-blower claims, NJ’s newly enacted Wage Theft Act, Federal and State family leave acts, and other laws that protect employees. Ms. Zuckerman has been practicing employment law for thirty years in Princeton and serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. For more information visit .princetonadultschool.org.

  • Welcome New Municipal Clients

    MG&P starts the new year with new municipal clients. Kevin Van Hise has been appointed as the attorney for the West Amwell Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and Edwin Schmierer was recently retained by the Borough of Elmwood to serve as Special Counsel.

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Case

    Elizabeth Zuckerman will be arguing in the NJ Supreme Court on February 3rd, in the case of Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc. The case involves the issue of whether an employee who uses medical marijuana can be terminated for failing a drug test. Ms. Zuckerman will be arguing on behalf of Amicus NELA-NJ.