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The firm provides legal representation in a number of different practice areas, using a team approach taking advantage of the attorneys’ experience in particular areas of law. This collaborative approach enables the firm to provide comprehensive services to its clients and to meet their various needs.
Business & Banking
The Business & Banking Practice Group works with clients in the structuring of all types of business entities and serving their business needs. The Group also represents local and regional lenders in all types of financing transactions.
The Employment Law Practice Group provides legal services (negotiations, settlements, litigation, appeals) for all types of individual employees on a wide variety of legal issues including sexual harassment, all forms of discrimination, and wrongful termination.
Estates & Trusts
The Estates & Trusts Practice Group handles both simple and sophisticated estate planning needs, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Declarations, digital assets, and Trusts. The Group also deals with probate and estate administration.
The Litigation Practice Group provides experienced legal services in all aspects of litigation and lawsuits in all courts, for both plaintiffs and defendants; as well as arbitration and mediation when needed.
Local Government Law
The Local Government Law Practice Group specializes in providing legal services for municipalities and other governmental bodies throughout the entire state of New Jersey.
Real Estate & Land Use
The Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group represents clients in buying and selling properties, including residential and commercial. The Group also manages both individual and corporate clients’ land use development issues.
Dispute resolution can be achieved using many different approaches. The lawyers at the firm’s Princeton law office work with clients to determine the best method for resolving each individual legal matter. If legal expenses are a concern, arbitration or mediation is often used to reach agreements in a timely and cost-effective manner. Some cases, however, call for litigation and the particular skills of a trial lawyer. Cases that are litigated are diligently prepared by the firm’s experienced trial attorneys and are argued in court with passion and tenacity.
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.
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.
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.
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.