- Of Counsel
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.
Elizabeth Zuckerman has been named Of Counsel to the Princeton law firm, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C, and will lead its Employment Law section. Ms. Zuckerman received a J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law where she served as Executive Editor for the Law Review. In 1997, Ms. Zuckerman co-founded the employment law firm of Zuckerman & Fisher, LLC, focusing her practice on employee rights. Ms. Zuckerman is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She will continue to practice in the areas of employment law, employee rights and appellate practice. Ms. Zuckerman serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations.
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is celebrating its sixty-fifth anniversary. Since its founding in 1955, the firm has evolved from a two-man general practice partnership to a mid-size professional corporation which continues a general practice but has developed specific areas of concentration. The firm has been an integral part of central New Jersey over the past sixty-five years. The firm's first municipal client, Princeton, remains a client today, along with other municipalities and governing bodies in Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Camden and Gloucester counties. Two of the firm's attorneys have served as President of the Mercer County Bar Association and, in 2001, the firm received the Community Partner Award from Mercer County Bar Foundation. Four of the firm's attorneys have been honored with the Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law and Service to the Legal Profession.
Elizabeth Zuckerman will be an instructor for the Princeton Adult Education course, Know Your Rights as an Employee. The 3-session course starts on February 11 and will explore topics including sexual harassment, discrimination, medical marijuana in the workplace, whistle-blower claims, NJ’s newly enacted Wage Theft Act, Federal and State family leave acts, and other laws that protect employees. Ms. Zuckerman has been practicing employment law for thirty years in Princeton and serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. For more information visit .princetonadultschool.org.
MG&P starts the new year with new municipal clients. Kevin Van Hise has been appointed as the attorney for the West Amwell Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and Edwin Schmierer was recently retained by the Borough of Elmwood to serve as Special Counsel.
Elizabeth Zuckerman will be arguing in the NJ Supreme Court on February 3rd, in the case of Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc. The case involves the issue of whether an employee who uses medical marijuana can be terminated for failing a drug test. Ms. Zuckerman will be arguing on behalf of Amicus NELA-NJ.