Melissa M. Gencarelli

Melissa M. Gencarelli: Attorney with Gencarelli and Rimassa Law Firm, LLC
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Melissa M. Gencarelli, is the managing member of Gencarelli Law Firm, LLC, and a licensed attorney in New Jersey and New York.

She is a first-generation American, and the first in her family to attend and graduate from law school. Having spent several summers as a child on her grandparents’ farm in Italy, the resulting exposure to a different culture and political climate lead her to study foreign relations as a college student. Consequently, she obtained two undergraduate degrees in 2002 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, in International Relations and History, with a minor in Social Relations.

After graduating from Lehigh University in 2002, she worked for several years in the legal industry in New York, New York. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 2007. That same year, she was admitted to the Bar in New Jersey, and became licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts throughout the State of New Jersey. In early 2008, she was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York. Since 2011, she has also been admitted to practice law in the federal court, Southern District of New York (New York County and Westchester County).

Prior to entering the private practice of law, in 2007 – 2008 she served as the judiciary law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. LaConte, J.S.C., of the Passaic County Superior Court in Paterson, New Jersey. During this tenure, she obtained a certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a mediator, and helped to settle numerous actions between litigious parties. In addition, she actively assisted Judge Thomas LaConte to decide applications and other requests for relief brought before the Court by private citizens, corporations and government entities in all areas of civil law.

Since the Fall of 2008, she has been actively engaged in the private practice of law as a lawyer. She has substantial experience as a lawyer representing individuals and businesses in a broad range of areas, both in traditional litigation and in transactional matters. These practice areas include, but are not limited to, personal injury, professional malpractice, creditor’s rights, debtor’s rights, commercial litigation, landlord / tenant matters, community association law, breach of contract and business litigation, fraud prosecution and defense, employment contracts, business asset sales and financing, residential and commercial real estate closings, corporate governance and contract drafting, consulting, motor vehicle violations, minor drug and other disorderly persons offenses, and wills and simple estate planning. Melissa M. Gencarelli is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Please review the relevant area of this website for a complete listing of all legal areas that she serves as a private practice lawyer.

Attorney Melissa M. Gencarelli, Esq. provides personalized, competent, dedicated legal representation to individuals and businesses at highly competitive, reasonable rates. More importantly, she treats her clients with respect and attention, and not like “just another file”. She is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses protect their interests every day.

If you believe your legal rights have been violated, or you or your business are in need of legal advice or representation, contact lawyer Melissa M. Gencarelli, Esq. to discuss your matter in strict confidence. The initial consultation is free.

Attorney Melissa M. Gencarelli, Esq. is available during regular business hours Monday through Friday by phone, e-mail or in-person to discuss your matter; evening and weekend hours are also available by appointment. Attorney Melissa M. Gencarelli, Esq. is also fluent in Italian.

Areas of Practice (19)

  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Debtor’s Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Community Association Law
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Litigation
  • Fraud Prosecution and Defense
  • Employment Contracts
  • Business Asset Sales and Financing
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings
  • Corporate Governance and Contract Drafting
  • Consulting
  • Motor Vehicle Violations
  • Minor Drug and Other Disorderly Persons Offenses
  • Wills and Simple Estate Planning
  • Medical Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
201-355-0138  Phone
201-549-8737  Phone
201-507-8150  Fax
University Attended:
Lehigh University, B.A., 2002
Law School Attended:
New York Law School, J.D., 2007
Year of First Admission:
2007, New Jersey; 2008, New York; 2008, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association; Bergen County Bar Association; National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey

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