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 While licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1993, I have focused my practice in New Jersey. I began my law career working for the Honorable John A. Fratto, a criminal law judge in Camden County, New Jersey. From there I worked for a prominent civil litigation defense firm until I found my calling as a Camden County Prosecutor.

            Working for then prosecutor Lee Solomon, I developed my negotiation and litigation skills as well as an ability to work with people from many different backgrounds. After six years at the prosecutor's office, I was hired to work as a Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau. Here I gained experience in the legal aspects of the investigative stages of a criminal prosecution and dealing with the real life criminal underworld. After almost a decade of practicing criminal law and working for the government, I decided to open my own law practice with a focus on Estate Planning.

            For the past six years, I have been helping my clients create their estate plans and the legal documents required to solidify those plans. I am always proud of my clients who have taken the time to complete and update their estate plans because this is such an important aspect of their family and financial well being.  

            During this time, I was fortunate to have also been employed as General Counsel for a medium sized mortgage banking company where I managed the legal matters the company faced on a daily basis. The majority of my time was spent on Employment Law and Mortgage and Banking Law compliance issues. Compliance was so important due to the volume of existing laws and regulations. This is when I realized how important it is for all companies to make sure that their policies and procedure are compliant with the laundry list of federal and state employment laws and regulations they may be subject to. A focus on employment law compliance and dealing with every day employee issues in accordance with the many laws on the books will save a company from employee complaints, litigation, huge damages awards, back pay, and government fines and penalties.

            I am committed to guiding and working with my clients to help them focus on the importance of Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Elder Law isssues and Employment policies and procedures that will protect them, their families, their businesses and employees now and in the future.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    12 years
  2. Elder Law: 45%
    6 years
  3. Trusts: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Laura was opposing counsel on a probate matter, and I found her very easy to work with. You can be a hard charging advocate, and still be a professional with your colleagues. Thumbs up!

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is well known as an expert in her field. I even referred my parents to her and we have all been very happy with her services.

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Contact info

1060 N. Kings Highway, Suite 308
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive199309/10/2015
PARetired199412/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselNations Home Mortgage Corporation2007 - 2010
Deputy Attorney GeneralNew Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety-Division of Criminal Justice-Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau2001 - 2004
Assistant ProsecutorCamden County Prosecutor's Office1994 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2015 - Present
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (New Jersey Chapter)N/A2015 - Present
Burlington County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
50andBeyond.comThe Five Year Look Back-Why You Should Know What it is and What it Means.2013
The Barrister (Camden County Bar Association)Are Annuities a Viable Option in New Jersey Medicaid Planning?2013
SJ SeniorsWho Will Inherit My Worldly Possessions2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTrial AdvocacyJD - Juris Doctor1993
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate & Medicaid PlanningEstate & Medicaid Planning2016
Special Needs TrustsSpecial Needs Trusts2014
Respect Thy EldersSpecial Needs Trusts2013
Preparing for the UnknownStarting the Conversation on Long Term Care2013
Wills SundayBasic Estate Planning2012
Presbeyterian Women Fall GatheringEmpowerment, Endowment and Estate Planning2012
Financial and Estate Planning for RetireesFinancial and Estate Planning for Retirees2011
Financial and Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Special NeedsPlanning for Special Needs Children2011