Melissa’s practice focuses on estate planning, elder law, wills, trusts, long-term care planning, Medicaid applications, guardianships, special needs trusts, and estate administration. Melissa graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Newark where she was a member of the Federal Tax Law Clinic. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Victor Ashrafi in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Melissa is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys where she also previously served as President and Legislative Committee Chair. She is also a member of New Jersey Bar Association – Elder Law & Disability Section.