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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


  • Priscilla Saint-Laurent, Esq. joins Mason, Griffin & Pierson PC as an Associate.

    Priscilla will be supporting all areas of our practice, but particularly litigation and local government practice groups. Priscilla comes to MG&P from Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC where she concentrated her practice in Community Association Law and Litigation. Prior to joining Ansell, she handled insurance defense cases. Priscilla received a dual degree from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.



  • Proud Sponsor: Girls on the Run

    It was great to see the girls running and the community cheering them on. The bi-annual 5K race is a celebration of the participants completing the Girls on the Run curriculum, a life-changing program for 3rd through 8th grade girls that focuses on self-confidence, healthy relationships and feeling good about themselves. MG&P has sponsored Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey for many years and are so pleased to be able to sponsor them again this Spring. Nicole M. Sciotto, Esq.



  • Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq moderates Affordable Housing Panel

    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.



  • Mason, Griffin & Pierson is proud to support Womanspace and the 21st Annual Communities of Light(tm)

    On December 5, 2022, the MG&P team participating in an office lighting of luminaries to support the Communities of Light(tm). The Womanspace 21st Annual Communities of Light(tm) candles line the streets of central New Jersey - a powerful symbol of hope for men, women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in our community. Communities of Light raises awareness of the services available to help those victims in Mercer County. The luminaries help spread the important message that Peace Begins at Home. Womanspace, Inc. is a leading nonprofit agency in Mercer County, New Jersey, that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults and their families. Programs include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and housing services.