A Few Words About Grace, Marmero

The Law Firm of Grace, Marmero and Associates, formerly Long, Marmero originally 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, Eastampton Township, Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Riverside Township, Cumberland County Utilities Authority, Penns Grove Housing Authority, Pleasantville Housing Authority and Gloucester County Insurance Commission as Solicitor.  Grace, Marmero represents Deptford Township, Neptune Township, Pittsgrove Township, Borough of Clementon, Borough of Keyport, City of Bridgeton, City of Millville, 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, Borough of Keyport, Borough of Lake Como and Monroe Township as Special Counsel, Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Cumberland County Empowerment Zone as Special Projects Attorney, Deptford Township, City of Burlington and Cumberland County as Litigation Attorney, Riverside Township, Monroe Township, Deptford Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Cumberland County Improvement Authority and County of Burlington 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, City of Burlington and Burlington County Insurance Fund Commission as Workman’s Compensation Defense Attorney.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents Deptford Township, Delran Township, West Deptford Township, City of Millville, Eastampton Township, Riverside Township and City of Lambertville as their COAH Attorneys and Deptford Township, and Riverside Township as their Redevelopment Attorneys.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents City of Bridgeton, Deptford Township, Washington Township, City Millville, and Maurice River as In Rem Foreclosure Solicitors, Fairfield Township, Egg Harbor City, City of Millville, Eastampton Township and City of Wildwood as Tax Foreclosure Attorney, Borough of Keyport, Lake Como and Riverside Township as Tax Appeal Attorney.  Grace, Marmero & Associates represents Camden County as the VRO Attorney and their Condemnation Attorney, Burlington County as Civil Commitment Hearing 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 Pool.  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


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. Jim was also Municipal Public Defender in Pemberton, Westampton, Eastampton, Hainesport and Riverside, and Alternate Public Defender in Tabernacle.  

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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, West Deptford Township, Eastampton Township, Millville, Delran Township and City of Lambertville COAH Attorney, Deptford Township, 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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Damen J. Thiel

Damen Thiel joined the firm in October 2017.  An experienced litigator, his practice includes defense of Governmental/Quasi Governmental entities regarding Labor/Employment and Complex Litigation…

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