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.
Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Awesome Attorney||South Jersey Magazine||2011|
|General Counsel||Nations Home Mortgage Corporation||2007 - 2010|
|Deputy Attorney General||New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety-Division of Criminal Justice-Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau||2001 - 2004|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Camden County Prosecutor's Office||1994 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (New Jersey Chapter)||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Burlington County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Camden County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|50andBeyond.com||The 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 Seniors||Who Will Inherit My Worldly Possessions||2011|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Trial Advocacy||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Rutgers University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Estate & Medicaid Planning||Estate & Medicaid Planning||2016|
|Special Needs Trusts||Special Needs Trusts||2014|
|Respect Thy Elders||Special Needs Trusts||2013|
|Preparing for the Unknown||Starting the Conversation on Long Term Care||2013|
|Wills Sunday||Basic Estate Planning||2012|
|Presbeyterian Women Fall Gathering||Empowerment, Endowment and Estate Planning||2012|
|Financial and Estate Planning for Retirees||Financial and Estate Planning for Retirees||2011|
|Financial and Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Special Needs||Planning for Special Needs Children||2011|