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.
Licensed since 1978
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Roll of Honor||First Judicial District of Pennsylvania||2009|
|Chancellor's Award||Philadelphia VIP||2009|
|Owner||Law Offices of Miriam N. Jacobson||1987 - Present|
|Vice President, Associate Counsel||Industrial Valley, Fidelity Bank [now part of Wachovia/Wells Fargo]||1984 - 1987|
|Associate||Mesirov, Gelman law firm, and Cohen Shapiro law firm||1978 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||RPPT Law||1990 - 2009|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||RPPT Law, Solo and Small Firms Council, Women in the Profession||1984 - 2010|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||RPPT Law, Solos, Law Practice Management||1984 - Present|
|American Bar Association||RPPT Law and , and Solos and Small Firms Sections||1978 - Present|
|ABA "Probate & Property"||“Technology–Property" - guest editor||2009|
|[PA Bar] Solos/Small Firm Newsletter||Senior Moments||2008|
|TechnoLawyer||several - legal and practice management technology issues||2008|
|Yale Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Hunter College - City University of New York||Political Science and Sociology||B. A. - summa cum laude||1975|
|Advance Directives Clinic||Advance Directives||2014|
|Tangled Title Training||Clearing Title to homes for indigent clients||2007|
|CLE Training - Handling Pro Bono Probate cases||Issues, Procedure representing indigent clients in probate matters||2006|
|Minority/Female owned law firms - opportunities||Working with FDIC/RTC - case and relationship management||1992|