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2023   Edwin W. Schmierer, Womanspace Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

2023   Edwin W. Schmierer, Habitat for Humanity of South/ Central New Jersey David McAlpin Humanitarian Award

2014   Trishka W. Cecil, Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law & Service to the Legal Profession

2014   Kester R. Pierson honored, Fifty-plus years of admission to the Bar, Mercer County Bar Association

2013   Shawn M. Neufeld receives Legacy Volunteer Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mercer County

2012   Kristina P. Hadinger, Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law & Service to the Legal Profession

2008   Kristina P. Hadinger, Michael A. Pane Award for Ethics in Municipal Government

2004   Edmond M. Konin, Community Service Award, American Cancer Society

2003   Edwin W. Schmierer, Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law & Service to the Legal Profession

2001   Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC, Community Partner Award, Mercer County Bar Association

1999   Gordon D. Griffin, Fred G. Stickel Award for Excellence in Municipal Law & Service to the Legal Profession

1999   Kristina P. Hadinger, Outstanding Women in Field of Law, Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women

1998   Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC, Ralph S. Mason Distinguished Service Award, Princeton Family YMCA

1993   Kristina P. Hadinger, Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International

1992   Kristina P. Hadinger, Woman of the Year – Princeton Elks #2129

1986   Kristina P. Hadinger, TWIN (Tribute to Women in Business and Industry) Award – Princeton YWCA

1972   Ralph S. Mason II, Man of the Year, Mercer County Chamber of Commerce

  • Ian Hammett- Estate Planning Article Series

    Tips for College Students & Parents: Be Prepared

    As families begin to plan for their child’s transition into college, there are many practical logistics to consider. One such item that should be on the top of the list is to ensure they are prepared to be on their own from a legal perspective. At Mason, Griffin & Pierson, we offer a program to counsel college students and their parents in such matters.
    To find out more about preparing documents for your student, Click Here.

    “Do I really need a Will?“ The answer for almost all adults in New Jersey, from those just starting out to those well into retirement years, is yes, you should have a Will.

    At Mason, Griffin & Pierson, we can assist clients develop a comprehensive estate plan to express their wishes that incorporates, as appropriate, estate and gift tax planning strategies and prepare the documents. Documents include Last Wills and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives for Health Care.
    To find out more about estate planning, Click Here.
    To schedule a no obligation consultation, Click Here.

  • New Reporting Requirements Corporate Transparency Act

    On January 1, 2024, reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act ("Act"), went into effect. All businesses subject to the Act will have to report specific information on the company and certain individuals that own and/or control the company. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is happy to guide you through this reporting process and answer any questions that you may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like our assistance.

  • Sharon A. Dragan receives the Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award

    Congratulations to Sharon A. Dragan for receiving the Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award. The award was presented by the NJILGA at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities November convention. The Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award honors a municipal professional who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and whose work has significantly enhanced the integrity of local government. November 2023 The Michael Pane Award, established by the Pane Family and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, is given in honor of Michael A. Pane, Sr., who was the long-time editor of the Municipal Law Review, president and trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys, counsel to the New Jersey Association of Municipal Clerks, counsel to the League of Municipalities and author of the New Jersey Practice Series, Local Government Law volumes.

  • Liz Zuckerman appointed to the District VII Ethics Committee:

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed Elizabeth Zuckerman to serve on the District Ethics Committee for District VII (DEC VII) for a three-year term. The district includes Mercer County. August 23, 2023

  • Paul M. Bishop named Director

    We are pleased to announce the election of Paul M. Bishop to the Board of Directors, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC. Paul, one of the firm’s senior litigators, practices business, commercial, and general litigation, and represents clients in complex disputes throughout New Jersey’s state and federal courts. July 2023