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The firm provides legal representation in a number of different practice areas, using a team approach that takes 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 formation of all types of business entities. The Group also handles mergers and acquisitions, compliance with regulatory laws and negotiations.
The Employment Law Practice Group provides legal services for employers and employees, both individuals and corporate.
Estates & Trusts
The Estates & Trusts Practice Group handles both simple and sophisticated estate planning needs. This include wills, powers of attorney, health care declarations, digital assets, and trusts. The Group also deals with probate, estate administration and elder law issues.
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. The Group is honored to have several attorneys that have been awarded and recognized for their professional contributions to the scope of municipal law.
Real Estate & Land Use
The Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group represents clients in buying and selling properties, including residential and commercial. The Group is also comprised of competent attorneys who manage 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.
Sharon A. Dragan has been named Director and Shareholder with Mason, Griffin & Pierson. Sharon received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served as Bureau Editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She practices in the areas of local government law, zoning and land use law, real estate law, and estate law. Sharon is Attorney for the Township of Readington, Attorney for Alexandria Township, Attorney for Delaware Township and Attorney for Special Open Space Counsel of West Amwell Township. In her continued service to the legal profession, Sharon served on the District XIII Ethics Committee for several years, the committee that acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in discharging the Court's constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys. Sharon is a Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, a professional organization with the purpose of promoting education and professionalism among local government attorneys. She is a member of the Hunterdon County, New Jersey State and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations.
Mason, Griffin & Pierson continues its support of youth basketball programs in the community. For more information on the Dillon Youth Basketball League go to the Princeton Recreation Department at www.leaguelineup.com
For information on the Montgomery Basketball Association go to www.montgomerybasketball.com
In May of this year, New Jersey joined the growing number of states to enact paid sick leave laws. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act is currently in effect and below you will find certain information that is important for all New Jersey employers to understand.
Who Does it Affect?
The Act applies to New Jersey employers of all sizes, including businesses that are based elsewhere but have employees located in New Jersey. While several New Jersey municipalities already had paid sick leave ordinances, this new state law preempts them, meaning they no longer apply and employers throughout the state are now subject to one consistent set of requirements.
The Act does not apply to a few narrow categories of employees: (1) construction industry employees working under collective bargaining agreements; (2) per diem health care employees; or (3) public employees who are already provided with sick leave with full pay pursuant to any other state law, rule, or regulation.
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is pleased to sponsor Montgomery Township Education Foundation. The Foundation's fundraiser takes place on the evening of February 23 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, New Jersey. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization set up to support strategic programs for the benefit of the Montgomery Township public school children.
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