Melissa Miele Bracuti

Overview

MELISSA MIELE BRACUTI focuses her practice on traditional areas of personal estate planning and estate and trust administration, probate and trust law, and estate and fiduciary litigation. Ms. Bracuti has significant experience in Probate Court proceedings and fiduciary litigation matters. Additionally, she is experienced in handling various matters for institutional clients as well as for individuals and families. Ms. Bracuti’s experience also includes guardianship proceedings and administration, special needs trusts, family business succession planning, charitable planning, name change proceedings, and premarital agreements. Ms. Bracuti’s clients include high-net-worth individuals, individual and corporate trustees and executors, and estate and trust beneficiaries.

Ms. Bracuti is a former Law Clerk to the late Honorable Peter B. Cooper, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Chancery Division, Probate Part. She currently serves as the Co-Chief Operating Officer on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers.

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2009-2010), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Estate & Trust Litigation, and Estate Planning & Probate. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Overview

MELISSA MIELE BRACUTI focuses her practice on traditional areas of personal estate planning and estate and trust administration, probate and trust law, and estate and fiduciary litigation. Ms. Bracuti has significant experience in Probate Court proceedings and fiduciary litigation matters. Additionally, she is experienced in handling various matters for institutional clients as well as for individuals and families. Ms. Bracuti’s experience also includes guardianship proceedings and administration, special needs trusts, family business succession planning, charitable planning, name change proceedings, and premarital agreements. Ms. Bracuti’s clients include high-net-worth individuals, individual and corporate trustees and executors, and estate and trust beneficiaries.

Ms. Bracuti is a former Law Clerk to the late Honorable Peter B. Cooper, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Chancery Division, Probate Part. She currently serves as the Co-Chief Operating Officer on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers.

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2009-2010), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Estate & Trust Litigation, and Estate Planning & Probate. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Education

New England School of Law (J.D. 1999)
Montclair State University (B.A. 1996)

Admissions

State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
State of New York

Memberships

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Morris County Bar Association
National Association of Women Lawyers
The Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey
Fellow, American Bar Foundation