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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.
Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., a firm Director, will be an instructor for the New Jersey Planning Official’s Planning and Zoning Board members training session in Somerset County on October 3, 2020. Mr. Schmierer chairs the firm’s Government Practice Group and represents a number of land use boards including the Lawrence Township Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Borough of Pennington Joint Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment and the West Windsor Zoning Board of Adjustment. The New Jersey Planning Officials can be reached at [email protected] for any land use board member interested in attending the training session.
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In a recent decision (Justin Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc.), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that an employee who is fired for using medical marijuana outside the workplace may bring a claim for disability discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Mason, Griffin & Pierson Attorney, Elizabeth Zuckerman, who argued the cause for Amicus Curiae National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey, stated the "decision is a win for employees who test positive for marijuana due to their lawful use of medical marijuana outside the workplace."
Jeanne-Marie Scollo has become an Associate with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. She earned her J.D from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is a member of the firm's Local Government Law and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Scollo brings over nine years of previous legal experience to the firm. She served as Deputy County Counsel for Middlesex County from 2014 to 2019 and was previously a solo practitioner in New Brunswick. Ms. Scollo is admitted in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Mercer County, Middlesex County, and New Jersey State Bar Associations.