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Michael Dominick Bonfrisco

Estate planning Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

4.7   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 23 years
    New Jersey - NJ 25 years
    Georgia - GA 25 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1997
    Terminated - Nonpayment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Simple and advanced Wills and Trusts. both revocable and irrevocable. focusing on medium and high net worth clients

    27 years, 500 cases

  2. Probate
    Simple and Complex probate and trust adminsitration in NJ and PA

    25 years

  3. Tax
    Estate and gift tax returns NJ & PA State and federal

    25 years

About Michael Bonfrisco


As the co-founder and managing partner in the New Jersey law firm of Simeone & Bonfrisco, Mr. Bonfrisco oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with the best in estate planning and administration. As an attorney in private practice in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Michael Bonfrisco provides extensive estate and tax planning services to individuals and businesses. His primary focus is to help clients avoid probate, protect their assets, and provide for the security of their loved ones with a well-crafted estate plan.

Michael Bonfrisco, an active member of his community, is well aware of the growing importance of estate planning, and dedicates himself to informing the public of the need for careful attention to their specific situations.

He is a frequent speaker on a variety of estate planning topics and regularly presents educational seminars for public and private sectors.



Mr. Bonfrisco has argued numerous cases before the NJ Supreme Court and NJ Appellate Division. His experience with estate planning and real estate foreclosures has made him a sought after authority, and he has been quoted by the Associated Press, The Press of Atlantic City, the Starr Ledger, The Courier Post, The Daily Journal of Vineland, The Bridgeton News and South Jersey News online. Mr. Bonfrisco is in his second decade of providing estate planning and probate legal services and has assisted hundreds of NJ and PA residents plan their estates.

He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the Camden County Bar Association - Probate & Trust committee, the Philadelphia Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also the only selected member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys in the South Jersey area.

Mr. Bonfrisco is licensed to practice before the State Bar of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court.



As an undergraduate he was a Dean’s list student at Rutgers University School of Business, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Accounting. After business school, Michael attended Widener University School of Law, graduating at the top of his class. Mr. Bonfrisco is currently attending Temple University School of Law for an advance certification in estate planning and Master of Laws in taxation.



Mr. Bonfrisco has resided in South Jersey or Southeast Pennsylvania for almost 25 years. He currently lives with his wife and son in Richboro, Pennsylvania just minutes from New Jersey. Michael and his family enjoy all that the Delaware valley has to offer, from summering in Ocean City to culture and cuisine in Philadelphia & New York City to hiking and camping in the Delaware River water gap.

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  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Lorraine & David | December 3, 2014
Trustworthy, Knowledgeable & an Expert in Estate Planning!
My husband and I attended one of Michael Bonfrisco's Seminars last year and were impressed with the way he conducted the seminar, and with his professionalism and knowledge of Estate Planning. We set up an appointment with Michael quickly thereafter. He was easy to talk to, easy to understand, and with his guidance and expertise we planned our estate. Our main concern was protecting our assests from excessive taxes and preserving them as much as possible for our children and grandchildren. Needless to say, Michael helped us accomplish that. My daughter attended the last seminar in November with us and she said it really got her thinking about it, especially since she has 3 children. I have recommend Michael to my family and friends and three of them plan to seek his expertise with their estate planning in the near future. I would love to add one other thing.......Michael makes you feel like your Family!!!
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Posted by diane | November 24, 2014
a master of his profession
for 10 or more years I had been trying to get my husband to agree to go to any estate planning lawyer to have a will/trust prepared. we knew very little about the whys & hows of estate planning. I had even been cutting out newspaper articles about the process for us to read but to no avail. we did attend one seminar during that period but while we learned a little more @ the process, it would be another few years before he finally took action. he had seen a notice in the newspaper for an upcoming seminar @ estate planning presented by a lawyer named Michael bonfrisco. he was finally motivated to attend another seminar. we attended that seminar in mar of 2013. he made his presentation so interesting and realistic that it felt like he was talking about us (& probably many of the other attendees). we could relate to the family in his presentation. my husband was so impressed that he scheduled a consultation (free) with him immediately after the seminar ended. when we met with him a couple of weeks later we explained exactly what we wanted to accomplish. he took us step by step through the process and provided us with a timeline. he listened to and understood our concerns, explained basic info to us, and then advised us to how he would proceed to protect our financial & personal interests by eliminating probate, excessive taxes ,& preserving our assets for our immediate family members. he explained what financial and personal info he would need b/f he could proceed. we met with him a few weeks later and fine tuned every aspect of the document to assure that it accomplished just what we wanted. two months later, by may 2013, we had signed our trust document with mr bonfrisco. over the past 20 months we have received numerous e-mail notices with updates and other seminars. we've also had need to ask several questions and have always received a quick response (w/o charge) from himself or one of his very knowledgeable staff members. we attended "our" 1st annual family legacy seminar on nov 15 and enjoyed it immensely. after the seminar he took time to answer questions on a 1 to 1 basis from the attendees. he truly takes a personal interest in all his old clients & any prospective clients. I would highly recommend Michael Bonfrisco to any of my family or friends.
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Posted by Cathy/russ | November 21, 2014
Experienced lawyer that will make you feel comfortable and secure
My husband and I attended a seminar given my Michael Bonfrisco, and we were sincerely surprised how simple he made the process of Estate Planning. He made legal terms understandable, and he didn't make up feel stupid asking simple questions. We had a consultation with him within the next month, and felt secure enough to drop our other attorney to go with Michael's law firm. The other attorney, very well know in South Jersey, never made legal questions understandable to a lay person relating to a Last Will and Testament, and he charged us for every question we made by phone. Michael Bonfrisco is giving attorneys a better reputation.
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Posted by V. Kumar | November 21, 2014
I like his work.
I used him to update my trust that was prepared more than 20 years ago. He did an excellent job and included many new features. He has kept us continuously updated and in the loop about all types of issues relating to the estate planning via newsletters and live seminars. I feel very comfortable with his approach of fixed pricing and not charging for answering questions.
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Posted by "Bob" | November 14, 2014
Attorney Critique
I attended a seminar conducted by Michael Bonfrisco, and was impressed by him and the information that he presented. I later contracted with him to implement Trust Agreements for me and my wife. While working with him, we have been pleased with his knowledge, professionalism, and amiability. In the process of drawing up our Trust Agreements, we have also had the pleasure of meeting and working with members of his staff, namely Attorney Bryan Flynn, whom we have found to be immensely friendly and helpful.
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Posted by stephen sweigart | November 13, 2014
Professional Firm
Very professional law firm, Michael is an excellent person. A minor change to my Estate became not only quick, but extremely professional. Thank you, all of you.
Posted by Karen Covaleski | November 13, 2014
Awesom Attorney
After many stops and starts in looking for an attorney we attended one of Michael's seminars. He was so easy to understand and had a manner that made us feel like he would look out for our interest. We were so impressed after meeting to have our will drawn up that we referred several family members. Michael and his staff were especially helpful in getting my parents to draw up their will (finally). He answered all of their questions and made them feel secure in the knowledge that they have their estate planned out in the best possible manner. Dealing with Michael and his staff is like working with good friends.
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Posted by Jon | October 6, 2014
Responsive and Attentive
I had the opportunity to call Bonfrisco Law Firm and speak to Michael Bonfrisco about my fathers estate last week. Mr. Bonfrisco and his team were very helpful in sending me in the right direction.
Posted by Alex | October 5, 2014
Helped with Probate
After my parents passed away without a will i was faced with having to figure out the NJ probate and tax system on my own. I hired Michael Bonfrisco and the Bonfrisco Law Firm to assist me in probate and obtaining Nj tax waivers. they were very responsive and the process went smoothly
Posted by Jen | October 3, 2014
Seminar was very helpful
My Husband had been asking me to have our will taken care of for years. I attended a workshop sponsored by Michael Bonfrisco and his company. We learned what we needed to know to move forward with the creation of our estate plan documents. i was especially happy Allison Tyler from the office. She explained all of the documents clearly and patiently.
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Posted by Vincent | September 28, 2013
Our experience with Mr. Michael D, Bonfrisco
Mr. Michael D. Bonfrisco did our estate planning.Not only were we confident with his legal expertise but we felt very comfortable with him.Michael is very professional and personable.He took care of all our legal needs as if we were family. His staff was very kwowledgable and super nice. We highly recommend Mr Bonfrisco to our family and friends.Our experience with Michael was outstanding.
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Posted by Fay R. | July 12, 2011
Very Satisfied!
Everybody I spoke to in this office are very polite, knowledgable and patient with everything I needed to know.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2009
Excellent service, super attorney
I Found Mr. Bonfrisco as a result of an extesive legal search for a quality estate planning lawyer. he meet with me at no charge, answered all of my questions and delivered my legal documents quickly and accuratly. Great job
Posted by Carol | April 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our will was too long for no reason.
My husband and I had our "simple" will written by Michael in 2013. When my husband died recently I had to have the will probated. It cost me a fortune since it was 79 pages long. My husband and i have been married 56 years, we have 1 child, and own 1 house. The Surrogate said she had never seen a will with this many pages.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Simeone & Bonfrisco
  • 2004 - Present
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Spear & Hoffman
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Contract Attorney
  • 1988 - 1999


  • Widener University
  • law
  • 1997
  • Rutgers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • USDA v Barbara Scurry


  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Estate and Financial Planning Council of South Jersey
  • 2007 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2010
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2009
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2009
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  • Smart Estate Planning in NJ
  • Smart Estate Planning In New Jersey
  • 2009
  • Smart Estate Planning in New Jersey
  • Smart Estate Planning in New Jersey
  • 2009
  • SJ Magazine
  • Top Attorney's
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning - Wills and Trusts
  • Wills & Trusts
  • 2009
  • Federal Hope For Homeowners Program
  • Federal Hope for Howeowers
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Estate planning Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm interested in joining the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and was encouraged to reach out to Mr. Bonfrisco. I did so, and am very grateful for his insight. An attorney's time is valuable, and he was very generous with it and open with me regarding his experiences and his private practice. A class act, and an asset to the community."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Bonfrisco is a dedicated and talented estate planning attorney. I have referred clients to him for various estate planning issues. All clients have received thorough attention to their matters and expert legal advice in his field."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Bonfrisco is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Friend
"Mike is a dedicated attorney. Mike and I are in an exclusive training program called Peak Performers with the AAEPA. Mike is great contributor and accomplished attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"Michael is the kind of attorney who stands heads and shoulders above other Estate Planning attorneys in his area. He provides a solid, comprehensive approach to family Estate Planning, and solutions for after the loss of a loved one. I highly recommend Michael."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I know Mike from our mutual membership in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is an excellent attorney and I am happy to recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike for several years through our affiliation in a national estate planning organization. Mike is a leading estate planning attorney in south New Jersey, having helped many families plan their estates. I recommend and highly endorse Mike!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He will protect your assets. He is a trustworthy advocate."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have personally known Michael for a number of years. In that time I have been impressed with is knowledge and personality. I would not hesitate to refer anyone in his service area for estate planning, probate, or trust work. They can be assured of high quality profesional work done by a highly qualified competent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer’s work. Mike has extensive practical knowledge combined with highly technical legal expertise to address client concerns and potential issues in the field of estate planning. He has a sincere commitment to excellence in estate planning services. Mike is a tremendous leader and has assembled an exceptional team within his law firm. Mike and his team provide personal attention to each client and produce and deliver a fabulous work product."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Other
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. He has a keen mind and a very practical sense of solving problems."
Wills and living wills Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work due to his high degree of knowledge and skill and his unquestioned integrity."
Estate planning Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Other
"Michael is a great attorney. He knows the law and delivers quality estate planning services to clients. I have had the opportunity to associate with Mike on a professional level and would recommend him and the people in his office to anyone, including my own family."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is a talented and capable estate planning attorney. He has the experience and knowledge to solve and resolve complex as well as simple estate planning issues. I have know Michael as a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him for services."
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