The Law Offices of Melanie R. Costantino is a general practice firm with a focus on elder law, including guardianships, Medicaid applications and appeals, and estate administration. Additionally, Ms. Costantino has experience with commercial and complex litigation, including matters concerning collections and judgment execution, healthcare law, foreclosures, real estate, fraudulent conveyances, bankruptcy, and secured/unsecured interests.
From 2007-2008, Ms. Costantino clerked for the Honorable Renee Jones Weeks, J.S.C. (ret.), Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Probate and General Equity Parts. While there, she gained further knowledge and experience of guardianship and probate law, as well as actions concerning foreclosures, partitions, specific performance of contracts and other equitable remedies.
Ms. Costantino was an associate attorney for two general practice Bergen County law firms and at a prominent New York law firm, where her practice focused on collection matters for various health care institutions.
Ms. Costantino has received numerous judicial appointments to serve in guardianship and special guardianship matters in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties. Through these appointments, she has increased her working knowledge of issues concerning elder law and disability law, health care directives/living wills, and Medicare and Medicaid regulations. She has also been appointed to serve as a temporary and permanent guardian for several individuals -- giving her the opportunity to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Ms. Costantino is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey, and is admitted to the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of New York. She is affiliated with the New Jersey Bar Association, and a member of the Elder Law and Young Lawyers Sections, as well as a member of the Bergen County Bar Association.Ms. Costantino received her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York in 2007.
Ms. Costanino is a resident of Bergen County where she lives with her husband, two children, and Lucy, a Boston Terrier rescue dog. In her spare time, Ms. Costantino trains and competes in Powerlifting and Strongman competitions, and in 2018, she was the United States Strongman Nationals Champion in the Masters Heavyweight Division.
Melanie R. Costantino was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017 and 2018. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawvers.com/about/selection process detail.html
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