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My early experience as a lawyer was with mid-sized law offices in their Real Estate departments, and as in-house counsel with a regional commercial bank.


I opened my own practice in 1987. Most of my practice consists of real estate transactions - representing a party in a purchase, sale, or lease of property, and financing [mortgages]. The rest of my practice consists of helping people plan for their families' needs by creating Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care documents.


I am licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


My focus in all matters is to empower my clients by educating them about their options, so that they may make informed decisions, and I may assist them in reaching their goals. Every client has my personal attention.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 70%
    37 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    28 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    28 years

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Contact info

Law Office of Miriam N. Jacobson

1900 JFK Blvd
Suite 1519
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-1431


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Roll of HonorFirst Judicial District of Pennsylvania2009
Chancellor's AwardPhiladelphia VIP2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Miriam N. Jacobson1987 - Present
Vice President, Associate CounselIndustrial Valley, Fidelity Bank [now part of Wachovia/Wells Fargo]1984 - 1987
AssociateMesirov, Gelman law firm, and Cohen Shapiro law firm1978 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationRPPT Law1990 - 2009
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationRPPT Law, Solo and Small Firms Council, Women in the Profession1984 - 2010
Philadelphia Bar AssociationRPPT Law, Solos, Law Practice Management1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationRPPT Law and , and Solos and Small Firms Sections1978 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA "Probate & Property"“Technology–Property" - guest editor2009
[PA Bar] Solos/Small Firm NewsletterSenior Moments2008
TechnoLawyerseveral - legal and practice management technology issues2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
City University of New York, Hunter CollegePolitical Science and SociologyB. A. - summa cum laude1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advance Directives ClinicAdvance Directives2014
Tangled Title TrainingClearing Title to homes for indigent clients2007
CLE Training - Handling Pro Bono Probate casesIssues, Procedure representing indigent clients in probate matters2006
Minority/Female owned law firms - opportunitiesWorking with FDIC/RTC - case and relationship management1992