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 the Bergen County Bar Association.
Ms. Costantino received her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York in 2007.