Ms. Ferrer is a business and trusts and estates attorney. In addition to providing legal and business counsel to companies, she focuses her practice on advising individuals and business owners on all aspects of estate planning.  Using her law and business degrees, as well as her first-hand experience as a business owner, she is able to understand clients' issues and concerns and provide them with legal solutions based on their individual needs.

Ms. Ferrer’s practice includes creating estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, and other ancillary documents. The estate plans range from outright wills to more complex tax-minimization trusts.  She is experienced in advising high net worth individuals on sophisticated estate planning techniques, as well as gift tax analysis and planning. Ms. Ferrer has assisted families, business owners, executives, and closely-held family businesses, in conserving, managing and transferring wealth, while minimizing transfer taxes.

Ms. Ferrer's practice also includes a full range of services related to Special Needs Planning and Guardianships.  Promoting a strategy that focuses on early planning, she assists clients in developing a strategy to protect assets, plan for incapacity, and protect those with special needs. 

Prior to founding Ferrer Goldfine Law Group (formerly known as Plata Ferrer Law Group), Ms. Ferrer worked at a division of a large investment firm, where she provided estate planning and wealth management services to executives of fortune 1000 companies.  She also managed several family-owned businesses, and uses that knowledge to advise the Firm's business clients.   Ms. Ferrer also sits on the Boards of two non-profit organizations, Guardians of Healing, Inc. and the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. Ms. Ferrer is a graduate of Fordham University, where she studied Spanish Language and Literature and Political Science, and earned the Outstanding Achievement in Spanish Language and Literature Award. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from American University – Washington College of Law. During her tenure, Ms. Ferrer spent a semester in Chile and Argentina, where she studied International Law. She also worked as Lead Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Analysis Program as well as a Research Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Rhetoric and Writing Department. Ms. Ferrer earned her Masters in Business Administration from American University – Kogod School of Business. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the State of New York.

MICHELLE AMELIA FERRER
201-875-1001 MFerrer@ferrergoldfine.com

Highlights

Education:

  • American University, Washington College of Law (J.D.)
  • American University, Kogod School of Business (M.B.A.)
  • Fordham University (B.A.)


Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey
  • New York


Court Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of the United States 
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


Bar Association Memberships:

  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association


Organizations:

  • Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc., President
  • Guardians of Healing, Inc., Trustee


Professional Distinctions and Awards:

  • Named "Rising Star" for the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of New Jersey "Super Lawyers" by Law and Politics Magazine


Supreme Court Committees:

  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Women in the Courts (2014-2015)


Publications:

  • Co-authored, "Marketing Diversity as a Competitive Advantage," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, April 2012