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Lisa Salines-Mondello

Elder law Attorney at Wilmington, NC

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Salines-Mondello Law Firm, PC

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  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 19 years
    Massachusetts - MA 28 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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HELPING FAMILIES PRESERVE THEIR WEALTH AND PROTECT THEIR FUTURE, ONE FAMILY AT A TIME. CONTACT US AT (910) 777-5734 TO SET UP A CONSULTATION.

Lisa Salines-Mondello is the principal attorney of the Salines-Mondello Law Firm, PC in Wilmington, North Carolina. In addition to her Bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees, she possesses an advanced Masters of Law degree (LL.M) in Taxation from the Boston University School of Law and demonstrates a mastery of the practice, ethics and subtleties of tax law.

Licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Massachusetts, Attorney Salines-Mondello is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), is a North Carolina Bar Certified Specialist in Elder Law, and is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration.

Attorney Lisa Salines-Mondello is a member of the North Carolina and Massachusetts Bars, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, the Alzheimers North Carolina Casino for a Cause Fundraising Committee, and the New Hanover County Estate Planning Council. Attorney Mondello currently holds the office of Vice President, and has previously served as both secretary and treasurer, of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Lisa Salines-Mondello has devoted her skill set to protecting what is important to her clients through strategized and advanced planning. She is dedicated to assisting families by helping them plan ahead regarding their estate planning and elder law needs as well as offering counsel and guidance whenever an unexpected crisis has occurred.

Attorney Mondello is originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area, is married, has two children and a dog named Comet. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family boating and kayaking on the intracoastal waterway and is an avid bicyclist and tennis player.

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Salines-Mondello Law Firm, PC
Salines-Mondello Law Firm, PC
6781 Parker Farm Drive, Suite 210
Wilmington, NC, 28405

Reviews

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Posted by Paul | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorough - No Questions Left Unanswered
I hired the Lisa Salines-Mondello Law Firm to handle my complete estate planning documentation. Every single person in the office works so efficiently as individuals and as a team. They know all the right questions to ask and will always find you an answer to your every question. They don't treat you like just another client, I truly felt like I was a priority to them every time we had a meeting or conversation. I never felt rushed or pushed through any part of the process. Hiring the Lisa Salines-Mondello Law Firm to handle my estate documentation process was one of the best decisions I have made to secure my future wants and needs. I highly recommend them - 5 Stars +++
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Posted by Sylvia | December 17, 2020
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Salines-Mondello review
I am so thankful to Lisa and her team of professional ladies at Salines-Mondello Law firm, for guiding me through the process of creating my family trust. You all are so knowledgeable, professional, and caring. At the end, I was presented with a binder package of legal documents, so organized that will make it very easy to access when needed. Again, thank you, and best wishes for a very successful practice. We need people like you on our side! Fondly, Sylvia
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Posted by DENISE | March 22, 2021
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THE BEST OUT OF FIVE ELDERLY ATTORNIES I HAVE BEEN THROUGH!
When I first met Lisa, I knew I hit pay dirt. She had me in tears. Now, why is that a good thing? This professional KNOWS her stuff and laid it out for me how SERIOUS my road was with a disabled husband and ensuring I protected HIS finances. We left NC and I BEGGED her to do VA and WVA but.. she cannot. I have been through FOUR elderly care attorneys, and I wonder if they got their elderly care specs from YOU TUBE! All have been horrible. Absolutely horrible. Now... some might think Lisa is too high in cost. I would GLADLY pay double her rate for an attorney who really gets it like she does. The last thing you want to do, is go cheap, go with someone who does not carry the issues for you and lose in the end. If I told the story of this last "elderly care" attorney I have, you would think I am making it up. Borderline DANGEROUS in their incompetency. Back to Lisa, I am doing what she told me to do in NC, four years ago, and... finally getting there. But, would have rather just had her do it for me!!!! LOL And a reminder to everyone, the handicapped, elderly world can move very fast. Since I met her, my man is now in nursing home, and just found out he has dementia. Lord have mercy! AND.. SHE TOLD ME THIS WAS MOST LIKELY GOING TO HAPPEN!
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Posted by John | April 20, 2021
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I spent over 2 years researching agents for estate planning. I found that while others appeared good, they did not offer a complete turnkey package especially when it comes to elder law. This law firm was expensive but yet it was worth it as this is not a time to do something on the cheap. All of the professionals that assisted my wife and I are exceptionally friendly, personable, and professional. I enjoyed working with them and regret that the pandemic prevented a face-to-face transaction. The volume of material is immense and draft material should be reviewed thoroughly. Just make certain their office provides adequate time for you to review your draft material before an office consult is scheduled. I would highly recommend Lisa Salines-Mondello. One will not be disappointed with the wealth of knowledge that is represented in this office
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Posted by Keelin | November 17, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and personable
Lisa offered guidance to me, a Pennsylvania attorney setting up a special needs trust in Pennsylvania for a beneficiary resident of North Carolina. Lisa quickly understood the situation, directed me towards the NC agencies who need to get a copy of the completed trust, and told me about a non-profit trustee who is a better match for this trust than the out-of-state trustee we had selected. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Paula | June 5, 2020
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Exceptional Law firm
Our experience has been wonderful plus very educational. The attorneys and all of the office associates explained in detail all that was transpiring so that we could truly understand what was happening. If we had questions, they were very kind to answer to our satisfaction. We could not be happier.
Posted by David | May 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Legal Advice Worth Every Star (and a few more!)
From the start, our engagement with each member of the Salines-Mondello team has been what it should be: outstanding. There's a high level of comfort in the interactions, and this speaks volumes to how the team views its clients, as if we're friends, not just customers. And that made, for us, a more relaxing discussion in the planning of our estate and in addressing our final wishes. There's a good amount of legalese in all of the documentation, but Lisa and Aimee are both excellent in putting the otherwise heavy jargon into simple terms, and every question we had was answered thoroughly and with succinct analogies so that we fully understood what, in the end, we signed our names to. Even in the midst of the pandemic, which occurred two-thirds into our sessions, the team kept in full communication and arranged conferences in alternative modes as well as helping us find some of the outside sources we needed to complete our paperwork. So much emphasis is placed on the monetary value of a service, and that certainly is worth a mention here: we are truly impressed with the care we were given and the package we received in hard copies. But the truest value of the service is knowing that the team is part of our planning as we move ahead, willing to take on changes we need to make, to represent our best interests in the roles for which we have hired them, and, in the end, to ensure that the decisions we made are sound. A first-rate law firm!
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Posted by Jim | May 12, 2020
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Hero's Who Saved The Day!
I can not say enough good things about how this law firm saved an 85 year old women from an elder abuse situation. She was 800 miles away from home in another state. It was a tough situation but Nicole Applefield Engel and Janet Linger came to her aid with compassion and understanding and got her out of a bad situation quickly. On Behalf of my friend and myself we can never thank you enough!
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2019
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Great lawyer
Everyone was very caring and professional. We had to deal with a large amount of money after my sister in law passed away and set up trusts for her children. Lisa explained everything to us in an easy to understand manner and we loved her so much we decided to use her services for our personal wills, and trusts. I would recommend her to anyone looking for these types of services!
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Posted by Steve & Cheryl | December 2, 2019
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**EXCELLENCE**
Our experience was extremely pleasant and could not have been better. After losing our son, we realized how important it is to plan for the future. We needed a Last Will & Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Trust, Special Needs Trust and HIPPA Authorizations. We would have never known what was needed if we did not reach out to Attorney Lisa Salines-Mondello. Every step was explained in clear detail. Answered all of our questions in very understandable language. We walked in a tad clueless, and walked out feeling very educated. Their entire staff was professional, helpful and courteous. Very painless and very affordable. Highly recommend using the Lisa Salines-Mondello Law Firm.
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Posted by Audrey | June 3, 2019
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Excellent
We are very happy with our services from attorney Mondello. She answered our questions always precisely and professionally. In addition, her office staff was always a pleasure to work with, which made this experience in estate planning very positive.
Posted by Don | June 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Her For Trusts
When we moved here in 2016 we wanted to have a trust created to help our children if we need nursing home care. I went to a presentation Lisa gave and felt confident in her understanding of our situation and her ability to take care of us. A few weeks later my family met with her and some of her staff in her office and she explained everything to our satisfaction. In a few more weeks we had all our documents.
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Posted by Alex | May 22, 2019
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Salinas-Mondello Law Firm
Very knowledgeable firm, especially in elder law. Provided us with complete package of trusts, wills, durable poa's, and medical poa's. Very pleased with their work.
Posted by Florence | May 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Since I had Health & Financial POA's for my mother's well being, I hired Lisa Salines-Mondello to guide me through properly setting up her estate and later disbursement of her assets. Lisa was very knowledgeable of the various NC, Veteran's and Medicare rules and laws. It was a pleasure to have her guidance through those difficult times. I would not hesitate to recommend her
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Posted by Linda | January 21, 2019
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Consider Lisa Salines-Mondello to Plan Your Estate
My husband and I both had wills, but we had nothing like an estate plan. We also had many misconceptions about a retirement/estate plan. The firm spent many hours with us explaining everything in great detail, and we are grateful for that. It was worth every single nickel!
Posted by berny | January 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate experience
Explained clearly and concisely the process Developed an action plan Kept in the loop at all times which to me was extremely important Genuine sense of caring
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2017
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Feedback for Lisa Salines-Mondello
We hired Lisa to help us draw up our revocable trust. Very professional, knowledgeable and patient.
Posted by Tammy | March 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
estate planning wonder!!
Lisa was fantastic! She know's the regulations and the challenges facing families as parents age. She provides compassionate, no non-sense counsel on options and approaches to protect the entire family. The entire process was both educational and reassuring ... I sleep much better knowing that we have a solid plan for my mother, my husband and I and our children. We should have done this years ago. I highly recommend!!
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Posted by Susan | August 2, 2016
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Wouldn't have prevailed without her
Ms Salines-Mondello came into my case on an emergency basis when my out-of-town attorney was unable to attend my sudden court date. Not only did she absorb a great deal of complicated history of my case very quickly, but she developed an approach that led, ultimately, to a reversal of the expected outcome. In the court room, Ms Salines-Mondello was remarkable in her ability to identify key issues and examine witnesses in the most effective way possible. Ms Salines-Mondello is very easy to work with, she understands not only the facts, but the nuances, and I would highly recommend her for anyone pursuing a guardianship matter.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
Wills
My husband and I have been married for many years and did not have a will. We have always uneasy about this subject. After our first meeting with Lisa we knew we were in good hands. She effectively communicated and provided us with the knowledge and information we needed to understand estate planning concepts/rationale, and provided the guidance needed to help us make choices that best suited our current needs, while ensuring the flexibility for future changes as warranted. We consider Lisa as a gem, and will continue our relationship with her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Salines-Mondello Law Firm, PC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer
  • National Business Institute
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Lisa Salines-Mondello & Associates
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Of Counsel
  • Harry Pass & Associates
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Lecturer
  • Bar Exam Techniques Inc.
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1999
  • University of Massachusetts School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Salem State College
  • Bachelor or Science in Political Science; Minor Criminal Justice
  • 1987

Associations

  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Branch
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  • VA Certified Attorney
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  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by National Elder Law Foundation (NELF)
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  • National North Carolina Bar
  • Member
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Alzheimer's North Carolina Casino for a Cause Fundraiser Committee
  • Member
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  • New Hanover County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
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  • Elder & Special Needs Law and Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
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  • National Guardianship Association
  • Member
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  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
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  • North Carolina National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • President
  • 2018 - 2018
  • North Carolina National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2017
  • North Carolina National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2016
  • North Carolina National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • 2020 Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • 2019 Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Elder law Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares for her clients. I would absolutely recommend her to my family!"
Elder law Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is my great pleasure to know and work with Lisa Salines-Mondello. Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable, and one of the hardest working attorneys I know. And yet, she has so much compassion for her clients and for her fellow bar members. It is a breath of fresh air for someone of Lisa's talents and stature to selflessly share her knowledge with her fellow members of the bar. Lisa has my unqualified endorsement."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an expert and leader in all areas of Elder Law, and cares deeply for her clients. She works hard for her clients, and knows that the issues Elder Law clients deal with are deeply personal and require special care."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Lisa Salines-Mondello for all Elder Law issues and for her knowledge and expertise with Medicaid Planning and Guardianship cases."
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Wilmington Elder law Lawyer Lisa Salines-Mondello
Lisa Salines-Mondello
Elder law Attorney
Wilmington, NC
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available