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Practice Areas

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.

Employment Law
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.

Litigation
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.


Resolving Legal Matters

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.



  • Ian T. Hammett, Of Counsel with the Firm, has joined the UrbanPromise Trenton Board of Trustees and will serve as a member of the Development Committee.

    UrbanPromise Trenton is a non-profit, “for promise” organization providing free After School drop-in and Summer Camp programs to the youth of Trenton. UrbanPromise Trenton equips participants with the skills necessary for academic achievement, spiritual growth, life management, and Christian leadership. UrbanPromise Trenton also employs Trenton teens in their StreetLeader program where teens are mentors and leaders to the younger children in the programs.
    Mr. Hammett joined Mason Griffin & Pierson P.C. in 2018 and practices in the field of Trusts and Estates; Real Estate; Business Law; and Chancery Court Practice.
    To learn more about UrbanPromise Trenton, please visit www.urbanpromisetrenton.org.








  • Anthony Todaro named Planning Board Attorney:

    We are pleased to announce that firm attorney Anthony R. Todaro has been appointed as Planning Board attorney in the Borough of High Bridge (Hunterdon County).








  • Anthony Todaro named Zoning Board Attorney:

    We are pleased to announce that firm attorney Anthony R. Todaro has been appointed as Zoning Board attorney in Hamilton Township (Mercer County).





  • Trishka Waterbury Cecil, Of Counsel with the Firm, has been named a Trustee of the Hunterdon Land Trust.

    The mission of the Hunterdon Land Trust is to preserve the integrity of the rural landscapes in the Hunterdon County region by protecting/enhancing natural resources and the cultural landscape of the historic Dvoor Farm for public enjoyment and education. The Land Trust has helped protect more than 10,280 acres of farmland and open space and owns and manages nature preserves throughout Hunterdon County.

    To learn more about HLT, visit:
    www.hunterdonlandtrust.org




  • Cecil completes NJILGA 2020 YEAR-END LAW REVIEW

    Trishka Waterbury Cecil, Of Counsel with the Firm, has completed her annual Year-End Law Review for 2020 (a/k/a the “Big Book”) which is now available for members on the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) website: https://www.njilga.org/. At a webinar presented on November 19, 2020 at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Virtual Conference, Trishka (NJILGA Past President) and Steve Goodell (Treasurer), highlighted and discussed selected local government cases from the past year and entertained questions and comments from attendees.





  • Dragan Appointment

    Sharon Dragan, a Director with the Firm, has recently been elected to serve as Secretary for the NJ Institute of Local Government Attorneys in 2021. For more information about the NJILGA, see
    https://www.njilga.org/about-us/who-are-we.html.




  • COVID-19
    Employment & Financial Update (10/02/2020)

    Click Link Here to read important information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.