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The New Jersey Planner,
Board Member Beware?

New Jersey Municipalities,
Expiring Affordability Controls: Maintaining Affordable Housing in Our Municipalities

New Jersey Municipalities,
Megan’s Law Local Official Confidentiality Requirements

Mercer Business Magazine, copyright 2012
12 Weeks = 12 Weeks Under Family and Medical Leave Law

New Jersey Municipalities,
Assessing New Jersey Affordable Housing Units

New Jersey Municipalities,
Local Government Ethics: Suggestions for a Few Nips & Tucks

Mercer Business Magazine, copyright 2007
New Jersey Civil Unions, State and Local Tax Consequences

Mercer Business Magazine, copyright 2007
The Impact of the New Jersey Civil Union Law on Residential Real Estate Transactions

Mercer Business Magazine, copyright 2007
Succession Planning for the Woman Entrepreneur

Town Topics,
The Landowner Liability Act

Mercer Business Magazine, copyright 2005
The School Premium, The Impact of Public Schools on Residential Real Estate Values

Town Topics,
The Inspection Phase of a Residential Real Estate Transaction

Mercer Business Magazine, copyright 2005
Single Women Home Buyers, The Growing National Market

Town Topics,
New Jersey Has Increased Its Death Tax

Town Topics,
The Importance of Building Permits To A Residential Real Estate Transaction

Town Topics,
An Elder Law Primer: Medicaid and More

Town Topics,
Buying and Selling a Home, The Benefits of Legal Representation

Town Topics,
Caring for Yourself and Your Family, A Short Guide to Family and Medical Leave

Town Topics,
New Jersey Recognizes Domestic Partners

Municipal Law Review,
The Continual Vitality of the Time of Decision Rule in New Jersey Land Use Law

Mercer County Lawyer,
The Celebration Continues

Princeton Packet,
Past, Present, Future



  • Priscilla Saint-Laurent, Esq. joins Mason, Griffin & Pierson PC as an Associate.

    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.



  • Proud Sponsor: Girls on the Run

    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.



  • Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq moderates Affordable Housing Panel

    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.



  • Mason, Griffin & Pierson is proud to support Womanspace and the 21st Annual Communities of Light(tm)

    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.