A Few Words About Grace, Marmero

The Law Firm of Grace, Marmero and Associates, formerly Long, Marmero founded in 2003, is generally regarded as South Jersey’s municipal and land use attorney. Although Grace, Marmero concentrates its Governmental and Quasi Governmental practice in all areas, its focus is on Labor and Employment Law.  The firm  is appointed to many Municipal, County and other entities in various capacities including Solicitorships, Labor and Employment Attorneys, Tax and Foreclosure lawyers.  The firm also practices in all areas of land development including residential, commercial/retail and redevelopment.  The firm is responsible for many of the development projects in or around South Jersey.

The firm has also developed a specialty in assisting clients with crisis management. Often when clients ask for our assistance they are facing serious issues including actions which have violated the public trust or the trust of their specific constituency.

Due to our locations in Woodbury, Vineland, Mount Holly and Tinton Falls, the majority of our clients come from the southern New Jersey area, including Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Monmouth, Cumberland, Salem and Atlantic counties, but our services are by no means limited to these areas.

Our role as your legal counsel not only entails the traditional tasks of negotiating legal issues and drafting relevant provisions, but we also provide advice and analysis relating to the effect various legal strategies have on government and commercial entities. It is this big-picture, “business-oriented” approach combined with our attention to detail that makes Grace, Marmero a recognized leader in our industry.

At Grace, Marmero, we are devoted to providing the highest quality legal advice with a focus on meeting our client’s individual needs. Our primary goal is to listen to our client, educate them regarding relevant law and lead them to their best outcome. By gaining insight into their objectives, we are able to give them the satisfaction and comfort of knowing their legal and personal issues are addressed in an experienced, responsive, and cost effective manner.

Grace, Marmero represents several public entities in multiple capacities.  The firm represents various municipalities including Deptford Township, Delran Township, Westampton Township, Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Riverside Municipal Utilities Authority, Cumberland County Utilities Authority, Penns Grove Housing Authority and Gloucester County Insurance Commission as Solicitor.  Grace, Marmero represents Deptford Township, Willingboro Township, Borough of Clementon, Borough of Keyport, City of Bridgeton, Riverside Municipal Utilities Authority, Cumberland County Utilities Authority, Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Cumberland County Technical Education Center and Neptune Township Sewerage Authority as Labor and Employment Solicitors, City of Bridgeton, City of Wildwood, Washington Township and Monroe Township as Special Counsel, Westampton Township, Franklin Township, Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Cumberland County Empowerment Zone as Special Projects Attorney, Deptford Township, Delran Township and Cumberland County as Litigation Counsel, Franklin Township, Monroe Township, Deptford Township Municipal Utilities Authority and Cumberland County Improvement Authority as Conflict Attorney.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents the Camden County Insurance Commissions and the New Jersey Housing Authority Joint Insurance Fund as Defense Counsel, Burlington County Insurance Fund Commission as General Liability Defense Counsel and New Jersey Utilities Authority Joint Insurance Fund as Defense Panel Pool Attorney.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents Deptford Township, Delran Township, City of Burlington and Burlington County Insurance Fund Commission as Workman’s Compensation Defense Attorney.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents Deptford Township, Delran Township, Westampton Township and City of Lambertville as their COAH Attorneys and Deptford Township, Delran Township and Riverside Township as their Redevelopment Attorneys.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents City of Bridgeton, Deptford Township, Delran Township, Maurice River as In Rem Foreclosure Solicitors, Fairfield Township, Egg Harbor City and City of Wildwood as Tax Foreclsoure Attorney, Boroug of Keyport and Lake Como as Tax Appeal Attorney.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents Camden County as the VRO Attorney and their Condemnation Attorney, Bergen County as Outside Legal Counsel, Bergen County Improvement Authority as Special Litigation Counsel Pool, Borough of Matawan as Special Counsel Pool, Township of Brick as Attorney Pool and Delaware River Port Authority for legal services.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents Township of Brick as Prosecutor, as well as Lakewood and Red Bank as Alternate Prosecutor.  Grace, Marmero & Associates currently represents several Education Institutions including Camden’s Promise Charter School, Benjamin Banneker Prep School and Bright Horizon Charter School.  The firm also represented Gloucester County as its WRAP Officer.

Our Attorneys

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Douglas M. Long

Douglas M. Long is one of the original founding partners of Long, Marmero and has now since been named “Of Counsel” at Grace, Marmero. Doug concentrates his practice representing Governmental and Quasi Governmental entities in the areas of Labor and Employment Law. Doug also represents private industry in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, land use and contract law….

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Albert K. Marmero

Albert K. Marmero is one of the original founding partners of Long, Marmero and has since been named Managing Partner of Grace, Marmero.  Al has been the head of the Land Use and Real Estate Department which has successfully advocated before numerous New Jersey municipal and county planning and/or zoning boards…

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James K. Grace

James K. Grace joined the firm in January of 2017 and has since been named as a Partner of Grace, Marmero.  Prior to joining the firm, James was a partner in Grace and Lenti with a concentration on Real Estate, Estate Planning, Labor and Employment and Civil Litigation. In addition, James was a solo practitioner for over 10 years. James graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 2000 and was admitted to the bar in the States of New Jersey and New York.  Prior to law school, James was a probation officer with the NJ Judiciary focusing on juvenile supervision.  James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice…

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Tim O’Donnell

Tim joined the firm in January of 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked as an Associate Attorney at Whiteman Law Group, LLC where Tim was the lead attorney on many of the firm’s litigation files. Tim’s responsibilities included participating in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and settlement negotiations, as well as conducting legal research and preparing all litigation documents… 

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brian-shottsBrian P. Shotts

Brian P. Shotts joined the firm in March of 2015. Brian’s responsibilities at Grace, Marmero include Deptford Township, Delran Township, Westampton Township and City of Lambertville COAH Attorney, Deptford Township and Delran Township and Burlington County Insurance Fund Commission as Worker’s Compensation Defense Attorney, Camden County Special Litigation Counsel, Washington Township, City of Bridgeton, City of Wildwood and Camden County Insurance Commission Special Counsel. 

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Michael R. Burns                          

Michael R. Burns joined the firm as a Partner in the Monmouth County branch of the office in January of 2017.  His primary responsibilities  at Grace, Marmero are to head up the Monmouth County Office with a focus on representing Governmental and Quasi Governmental Entities in the areas of Employment and Labor Law as well as Municipal Court Prosecutions in Monmouth and Ocean Counties including….

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