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Meryl A. Griff

Probate Attorney at South Orange, NJ

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Meryl Griff Hubscher

  • State Years
    New York - NY 27 years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Meryl

Learn Meryl’s areas of practice.

Meryl A. Griff is a skilled attorney who practices in the areas of contracts, real estate, estate planning and general commercial law.  She provides attentive and thoughtful representation to growing businesses and to individuals.

Meryl became Of Counsel to the firm in May of 2016.  Before joining The Beinhaker Law Firm she had her own law firm for more than five years.  She has also served as in-house counsel to marketing teams at a Fortune 100 financial services company and a major national retailer, and practiced at leading international law firms. Meryl brings a broad legal and business perspective to her practice, helping her clients to achieve their goals.

Meryl received her J.D. from New York University and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.  Currently residing in South Orange, Meryl enjoys working with local re-development organizations, supporting Pathways at Summit’s Connection for Women and Families, and serving as Membership Outreach Coordinator at Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn.

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Meryl A. Griff
South Orange, NJ

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Posted by Jason | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wills and Estate Lawyer
As a lawyer, I can be really critical of other lawyers. Meryl was nothing but a pleasure to work with. She really knows her subject matter and I would trust her advise without hesitation.
Posted by Ricky | April 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Estate Lawyer
When working with a lawyer to create the structure for your estate, children and family when you pass you need a competent, precise and compassionate lawyer. Meryl led us through the process with clarity, offered individualized options as she got to know our family and honed in each and every need to make sure we let comfortable through the process. We set up the structure for our wills, estate, health directive with careful consideration for our executors and guardians. We highly recommend Meryl A. Griff as a competent, detail oriented and compassionate lawyer.
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Posted by Nicole | April 14, 2019
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Super Helpful!!!
I contacted Meryl regarding a situation and at first we were not able to connect due to missing one another’s phone calls, but she was extremely responsive and we were able to connect and finally chat. She answered all of my concerning questions and gave excellent advice and was very helpful in my situation and even mentioned if I had any further questions, she would be more than happy to try and help me. I would recommend Meryl for consult and I know you will not be diaapointed! Thanks again Meryl for all your help.
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Posted by Frank | July 12, 2018
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Painless Estate Planning
Estate Planning was something that my wife and I postponed for man (too many) years. It is not an easy thing to do, but Meryl approached it in such a way that made us feel at ease immediately. She was thorough explaining every single detail and was a joy during the entire process. Thank you Meryl!
Posted by Jay | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient and kind
We have used Meryl a few times over the years and cannot say enough good about her. She communicates with us every step of the way and makes sure all parties are satisfied.
Posted by Robert | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable - Thorough - Kind.
With two young children we should have had our wills done in this complete and thorough manner several years ago. The thought of doing it was daunting but with Meryl the actuality turned out to be smooth and brought great peace of mind. We put the word out on Facebook and asked if any one had a Wills/Estate lawyer who they liked and trusted. We got an instant rave from friends we greatly respected and now we are pleased to pass that recommendation on to you. Meryl was everything you could want in an attorney organizing your family affairs and wishes. She was super knowledgeable and knew the ins and outs of the state so that our desires were presented in language that was legally appropriate and ultra clear. She was very thorough and asked many questions that led to us getting organized and clarifying exactly what we wanted to see happen with all areas of our Estate should something happen to my wife or me. And while we aren’t squeamish about death and dying and things related to that, she employed great sensitivity around subjects I imagine could be tough questions for some. My wife and I both work in jobs with unusual schedules and Meryl kindly exercised flexibility to meet our needs. I am going to say that there are likely less expensive places to handle this type of legal work, but probably not by too much. I like that there was a simple flat rate, which at the end of the day felt like very good value for the excellent work we received and the way we were handled. As we thanked our friends for pointing us in Meryl’s direction, (you don’t have to but) you’ll thank us!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
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Will, Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directives
I called about 10 trust and estate attorneys referred to me through my grad school network before I settled on Meryl. I chose her because she seemed to be the most genuine. We were very happy with her services. I always have lots of questions and she took the time to answer all of them. She was flexible with scheduling and did not rush us at all during our meetings, even when we ran over time. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to put together their will and associated documents (we wanted to do so because we have children).
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will, Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Directive
Meryl Griff is a pleasure to work with. I updated my Will, Power of Attorney, and Healthcare directive at the same time. She listened to my requirements, and then pulled together all the documents quickly. She was very adaptable in making several updates, and reviewed all the documents with me in detail prior to final signature. She answered all my questions and provided legal perspective and recommendations on several key points. As part of her service, she also provided original documents and copies for me to distribute to the people who would need them. The whole process was simple and quick, due to Meryl’s professional and personable approach.
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Posted by Richard | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved the day for me!
Meryl was suggested to me by my lawyer in California to handle my complicated real estate case, and I'm glad he did. Meryl was on it immediately to save time from an imminent foreclosure to my family home, previously owned by my brother, that had fallen way behind in mortgage payments. She got the foreclosure stopped, helped with my paying the debtors off, and worked with colleagues to change the title to my name. Throughout the process, Meryl kept me informed via overnight mailings and timely email communications. She is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I recommend her highly to anyone who feels overwhelmed by real estate law, especially inter-state deals. Very happy that we saved the family home for my brother and nephew and will keep her number on my speed dial! Thank you again Meryl. Well done.
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Posted by Andrew | May 15, 2017
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Excellent will, AHD, power of attorney prep experience
Meryl was referred to us by a neighbor and delivered thorough, thoughtful, clear guidance through preparation of our family wills. She made a house call to gather data for drafting the documents (very helpful for a young family) and got us in and out of her office in under an hour to sign the official documents. She also gave us excellent "homework" in the form of recommendations for other basic estate planning instruments (no hard sells, just sound, common-sense advice). We strongly recommend Meryl.
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Posted by Catalina and Giovanni | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
She was so accommodating and she explained questions that we didn't understand. Giovanni and I are grateful and we thank her for all the paper works she did ! We recommend Meryl A. Griff one hundred percent!
Posted by David | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, conscientious, patient and caring
Meryl worked with me and my Mom in handling my Dad's estate taxes. We couldn't have been luckier to be paired with her....Meryl was always professional, patient and caring when working with us and she was extremely conscientious in following up with us re: possible suggestions to save money or time, or gently nudging me to keep things on track ;-) I will likely be hiring Meryl again to handle my own future estate planning. She's a real pleasure to work with,
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Meryl was suggested to us by a friend and I'm very thankful for that recommendation. We hired Meryl recently to help us put together an estate plan. She is experienced and knowledgeable. Meryl's willingness to patiently explain complex issues helped us achieve a clear understanding of the estate planning process. She is friendly as well as professional, and helped us in a very timely manner. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Met with Meryl several times concerning my estate plan. She was attentive to our needs. She listened and made several suggestions and recommendations. She made herself available when we needed her to. Everything was completed in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of the services that she provides.
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Posted by Gail | November 22, 2016
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Real Estate
We hired Meryl Griff to settle our sale of real estate...... Our house was almost 100 years old, & with that sale were a lot of unforseen problems.....Meryl went out of her way to help in any way possible.......It was great having someone that understood all the complexities that arose & kept us & the other Attorney for the buyer informed of exactly what steps should be taken to get the deal done! We would highly recommend Meryl for Real Estate'll be very pleased with her work ethics.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Beinhaker Law Firm LLC
  • 2016 - Present


  • New York University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A.
  • 1992


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • State Farm Seminar
  • Estate Planning And Insurance Overlap
  • 2018
  • NASW Central New Jersey meeting
  • HIPAA Compliant Estate Planning/Practice Wills
  • 2017
  • Weichert Maplewood Sales Conference
  • Negotiation Strategies for Residential Real Estate Deals
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
Endorse Meryl
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. Meryl is very knowledgeable, highly professional, skilled and wonderful to work with. She brings a wealth of experience to each matter and enables her clients to get the results they desire."
Probate Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Meryl is conscientious and extremely intelligent. I recommend her without reservation."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meryl is an excellent attorney and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any client in need of her services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly endorse this lawyer. A very skilled attorney, great writing skills and highly talented."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Meryl very closely on a matter and was extremely impressed with her professionalism and breadth of knowledge in the field of estate planning. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for skilled services in this field."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Meryl is a skilled, competent and professional attorney who provides careful and attentive counseling for all of her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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