- Of Counsel
Kristina P. Hadinger is Of Counsel with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. She joined the firm as an Associate in 1983 and was named Partner in 1985. Several years later she became Director and Shareholder and also served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Kristina is a highly respected attorney in New Jersey, her legal experience is predominantly comprised of representing municipalities in New Jersey. She has extensive familiarity and skills in the areas of local government law, zoning affairs, air rights, open public records act compliance, sewer capacity issues, affordable housing, farmland preservation, open space acquisition and land use matters. Kristina’s local government law experience includes the landmark decision, DKM Residential Properties v. Township of Montgomery, 182 N.J. 296 (2005).
In her continued service to the legal profession, Kristina has received numerous honors and achievements including the Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law & Service to the Legal Profession and the Michael A. Pane Award for Ethics in Municipal Government. Over the course of her career she has served New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) in several capacities – President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Kristina has also served as New Jersey Chair and Regional Vice President of the International Municipal Lawyers Association and served on the New Jersey Supreme Court District VII Fee Arbitration Committee. She has been an instructor with the Diplomate in Municipal Law Program as well as a lecturer for the New Jersey League of Municipalities.
Her community involvement is most notable, demonstrating a dedication to service in several area organizations, including being a charter member of the Montgomery-Rocky Hill Rotary, a member of the Princeton YWCA Board, and leader for Girl Scout troops.