About Us

The Princeton Bar Association is one of only a few local bar associations in the State of New Jersey. The Association's rich history dates back to as early as 1947 and the first Constitution and By-Laws of the Association were adopted in 1950. In January of 1952, the Association adopted its inaugural 'Schedule of Minimum Fees' setting forth the minimum fees to be charged by the members of the Association for legal services. In 1992, the PBA was officially incorporated as a New Jersey Not-for-Profit corporation and has continued on as an entirely volunteer organization ever since.

It is the continued mission and vision of the Princeton Bar Association to provide services and benefits to its membership and the local community in a way that cannot be duplicated by a larger professional legal association. It is the goal of the Association to provide an intimate Bar for its members, with a local, community-driven purpose.

The Association is run entirely by local attorneys who volunteer their time for the benefit of the Association and local community. The PBA is not run by a staff and our seminars and events are not planned by individuals with no local interest. Rather, the Association and its events and seminars are all planned, managed, and implemented by the Officers and Trustees who are all local members of the community. Questions and concerns are answered directly by the President.

It is the mission of the Princeton Bar Association to

CONNECT the Princeton community with local attorneys

EDUCATE attorneys through quality CLE programming

FOSTER collegiality and professionalism among Princeton-area attorneys

INSPIRE others through service, philanthropy, and humanitarianism

VISION STATEMENT

Apply the sophistication and experience of the legal profession to the greater public good and for the benefit of the local community.

Provide social engagements for members to foster fellowship, collegiality, and networking opportunities.

Encourage and support the development of the professional success of our members.

Enhance the law and understanding of the legal profession.

Promote justice and equality for all.

Be a source of inspiration and leadership to others.

Officers

Jennifer M. Mohamed, Esq.

President

Jennifer is a dynamic attorney who embraces possibilities and engages herself in meaningful work aimed at the betterment of the world around her. A world traveler at heart, a lawyer by profession, and a dedicated yoga practitioner, she sees the opportunity for growth, union, and greatness in the world and seeks to bring her clients, friends, and family into same. Jennifer is a Senior Associate at the Bayne Law Group LLC, where she concentrates her practice assisting small to medium-sized enterprises with their business, employment, and environmental law needs. Prior to joining BayneLaw, she was an Associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath in their Commercial Litigation practice group and the Solid Waste Program Counsel at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Russian Language from the University at Albany in 1993 and her J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University in 1998. Jennifer has also earned advanced professional certificates from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and is a frequent lecturer on international human rights, green economy, and attorney ethics.

Amelia Taylor, Esq.

Vice-President

Amelia is an associate with Wong Fleming, P.C. in Princeton. She concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. Amelia received her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and her law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. She previously served as a judicial clerk with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and as an Assistant Attorney General with the New York State Attorney General’s office.

Marisa Roberts, Esq.

Treasurer

Marisa A. Roberts received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School.  She is a member of the bars of the State of New Jersey, the State of Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, as well as U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  Ms. Roberts is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. She has over 18 years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademarks and patent applications in various chemical and mechanical technology areas. Ms. Roberts currently also serves as Chair of the Title 19 Voting Machine Examination Committee for the State of New Jersey.  She is also a member of the NJ Intellectual Property Law Association and has served as a Disaster Volunteer with the American Red Cross.

Ashley LeBrun, Esq.

Secretary

Ashley M. LeBrun is an associate at Archer & Griener PC working with the firm’s labor and employment, commercial litigation, and trade secrets groups. Ashley is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ashley has appeared both in state courts as well as in federal court. She also has defended claims filed in the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Ashley earned her B.A., Rutgers University, B.A. 2012, summa cum laude, Double Major: Political Science and Women & Gender Studies and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, 2015, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif.

Trustees

Jennifer M. Mohamed, Esq.

The Bayne Law Group LLC

Jennifer is a dynamic attorney who embraces possibilities and engages herself in meaningful work aimed at the betterment of the world around her. A world traveler at heart, a lawyer by profession, and a dedicated yoga practitioner, she sees the opportunity for growth, union, and greatness in the world and seeks to bring her clients, friends, and family into same. Jennifer is a Senior Associate at the Bayne Law Group LLC, where she concentrates her practice assisting small to medium-sized enterprises with their business, employment, and environmental law needs. Prior to joining BayneLaw, she was an Associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath in their Commercial Litigation practice group and the Solid Waste Program Counsel at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Russian Language from the University at Albany in 1993 and her J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University in 1998. Jennifer has also earned advanced professional certificates from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and is a frequent lecturer on international human rights, green economy, and attorney ethics.

Andrew J. Bayne, Esq.

The Bayne Law Group LLC

Andy Bayne is an international business attorney and founder of Bayne Law Group LLC, which he founded in 2003. Throughout his professional career Mr. Bayne’s local, national and international legal practice and charitable involvement includes giving and Board of Trustee roles in several charitable organizations for public benefit focused on caring for the sick, the hungry, and the homeless. His legal and personal life strives to blend and apply his commercial legal skills with the importance of social justice and duties to the poor. Mr. Bayne earned a dual-BA in Economics & Philosophy from Rutgers College and his JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 1993.

Christopher H. DeGrezia, Esq.

Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP

Christopher H. DeGrezia is a Parter at Drinker Biddle & Reath where he assists clients with complex commercial transactions and land development projects. Christopher primarily focuses on real estate development, zoning and land use. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development and has guided clients through land use procedures and approvals in connection with all types of development projects. Christopher has represented many national and local real estate developers and leaders in the areas of acquisition, development, construction, leasing and finance and has provided guidance to a variety of governmental entities including municipal township committees, municipal borough councils, planning boards, zoning boards of adjustment, public utilities and numerous governmental subcommittees and commissions.

Cory Kestner, Esq.

Archer

Cory K. Kestner is an Associate at Archer & Greiner PC. Mr. Kestner specializes in eminent domain, local property taxation and redevelopment. He devotes a substantial part of his practice to handling a variety of condemnation/eminent domain matters, advising clients regarding property tax issues and liabilities, and pursues property tax exemptions, abatements, and other incentives for real estate development projects. He also has extensive experience representing clients in local government, affordable housing and land use issues. Prior to joining Archer, Mr. Kestner was an Associate with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. Previous to that, he was an Associate with McKirdy & Riskin, P.A. In both roles, he focused on real estate tax litigation and prerogative writ litigation. Mr. Kestner earned his J.D. from Albany Law School. Mr. Kestner is a frequent author on topics related to real estate valuation litigation, redevelopment, eminent domain, and zoning and land use.

Amelia Taylor, Esq.

Wong Fleming, P.C.

Amelia is an associate with Wong Fleming, P.C. in Princeton. She concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. Amelia received her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and her law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. She previously served as a judicial clerk with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and as an Assistant Attorney General with the New York State Attorney General’s office.

Christopher S. Tarr, Esq

Stevens & Lee

Chris concentrates his practice on commercial real estate matters, including land use, leasing and conveyancing. He has obtained zoning approvals for more than 15,000,000 square feet of office, laboratory, retail, industrial and residential uses throughout central New Jersey, representing the area’s most significant developers, corporations and institutional end users. He counsels both commercial landlords and tenants nationwide regarding a wide variety of leasing issues. Chris’ projects involving the buying and selling of commercial real estate have used both traditional transactional techniques and condominiumizations, sale-leasebacks, ground leases and tax-free exchanges. Chris earned his B.A. from Lafayette College, with honors, 1970, and his J.D. from Cornell Law School, 1973.

Trustees Emeritus

Richard Eland, Esq.

Title Village Title Agency, LLC

Richard L. Eland, President of Title Village, brings over 25 years of real estate expertise and increasing recognition within his profession. He is a licensed attorney, admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, as well as the Bar of the Federal District of New Jersey. He spent nine years in private practice, primarily in Mercer County, New Jersey. Richard’s real estate experience includes over 20 years in the title insurance industry, both from underwriter branch and agency perspectives. Richard’s unique experience allows him to better appreciate and tailor his clients’ needs to each individual transaction.

F. Clifford Gibbons, Esq.

Attorney at Law, LLC

Clifford is an attorney specializing in the practice of local government law, zoning, planning and land-use, bankruptcy law, litigation, and municipal court practice. He is presently counsel to the Planning Board of the City of Summit, the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Pequannock and the Land Use Board of the Borough of Stanhope, and serves as Special Land Use Counsel to the County of Hudson, the Cities of Hoboken and Perth Amboy and the Townships of Allamuchy, Belleville and Hamilton. Mr. Gibbons has also represented numerous New Jersey municipal governing bodies as appointed and special counsel. He is highly qualified in all aspects of local government law and procedure. At present, he is Special Tax/Bankruptcy Counsel to the Townships of Freehold, Holmdel and Manalapan. Clifford earned his B.A. from Colgate University in 1983 and his J.D. from Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law in 1989.

Monica Wahba, Esq.

SuitSupply (U.S.A.). Inc.

Monica Wahba is legal counsel to Suit Supply (U.S.A.) Inc. and adjunct professor at Rutgers University. Prior to joining SuitSupply, Monica was an Associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath in their commercial litigation practice group. Monica earned her B.A. from Rutgers University in 2006 and J.D. from George Washington School of Law in 2009.

 

Continuing Legal Education Committee

  • John Kuhn Bleimaier, Esq.
  • Christopher H. DeGrezia, Esq.
  • Jeffrey Gradone, Esq.
  • Cory Kestner, Esq.
  • Ashley LeBrun, Esq.
  • Jennifer M. Mohamed, Esq.
  • Christopher S. Tarr, Esq.
  • Amelia Taylor, Esq.

Membership Committee:

  • Christopher H. DeGrezia, Esq.
  • Cory Kestner, Esq.
  • Ashley LeBrun, Esq.
  • Jennifer M. Mohamed, Esq.
  • Christopher S. Tarr, Esq.
  • Amelia Taylor, Esq.

Charitable & Social Events:

  • Jennifer M. Mohamed, Esq.
  • Amelia Taylor, Esq.
  • Ashley LeBrun, Esq.

Membership

Membership to the Princeton Bar Association is limited to attorneys and law students practicing or residing in the greater Princeton area. Membership includes your professional listing with up to 3 practice areas in our online and print Membership Directory, discounted pricing to our continuing legal education events, and other special members-only benefits available throughout the year.

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