One of the most exciting aspects of practicing law is the chance to work on new and different assignments, sometimes on a daily basis. Because every case and client is unique, there’s always the challenge of brainstorming a tailor-made strategy for resolving each matter.
Ms. Hsieh concentrates her practice in commercial litigation. She has growing experience in the areas of trusts and estates, employment, and construction litigation, including work on behalf of clients in the building industry and academic sector. Ms. Hsieh's experience also encompasses providing support in a lengthy arbitration involving a closely held business management dispute.
Honors & Awards
- Recipient of the Committee Chair Award as Mixed Use Developers Affiliate from the New Jersey Builders Association (2017)
- Listed in Super Lawyers – New Jersey Rising Stars (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Business Litigation practice area (2018)
- Designated a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar while attending law school, in recognition of superior academic achievement
Extensive responsibilities in defending a large public entity in a New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and Consciences Employee Protection Act (CEPA) case tried to verdict in New Jersey Superior Court. Specific roles included preparing numerous witnesses for the four-week trial, researching and analyzing complex legal issues, and assisting with pre-trial and dispositive motion practice.
- In December 2017, Ms. Hsieh testified before the New Jersey Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee regarding proposed legislation (S3499) that would allow a full or partial credit to be applied towards a water/sewer connection fee payment based upon a previous payment of a connection fee and/or history of service charge payments, as well as establish a reduced connection fee for all affordable housing projects. The purpose of the legislation is focused on facilitating redevelopment by mandating that only the delta of fees should be paid where there was a prior use of property and the property had been paying into the sewer or water systems. Hsieh and GRSD partner Robert Goldsmith worked closely with the New Jersey Builders Association and the Association of Environmental Authorities for over two years to draft this legislation.
Activities & Experience
- Former legal intern for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (2010)
- While attending law school, Ms. Hsieh was a member of The Columbia Journal of European Law (2010-2011)
Publications & Alerts
- Co-Author, Exploring the Potential Application of “Credits” Towards Water or Sewer Connection Fees in New Jersey Redevelopment ProjectsDimensions, newsletter of the New Jersey Builders Association, Spring 2015
- New Jersey Law Journal, March 16, 2015