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Ms. Kelly concentrates her practice in trust and estate planning and administration and business succession planning for principals and shareholders of closely held businesses. Such practice also includes addressing clients’ private philanthropic goals, including structuring charitable trust and private foundations and providing counsel to clients on all aspects of nonprofit corporate governance. Ms. Kelly’s representative clients include individuals with net worth exceeding $100 million.

Ms. Kelly has been named to the list of NJ Super Lawyers for 2021. This is the seventh consecutive year Ms. Kelly has been selected to this list. Super Lawyers identifies attorneys who have been highly recognized by their peers for their professional accomplishments with no more than five percent of attorneys in the State each year named to this list.

Additionally, Ms. Kelly has a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell since 2008. The AV rating signifies that Ms. Kelly’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Ms. Kelly was featured in New York Magazine’s March 19, 2018 publication highlighting New York’s Women Leaders in the Law in recognition of the achievements of women attorneys practicing in the greater New York area. Additionally, Ms. Kelly was named to Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine’s list of Morris County’s Top Lawyers for 2021 for Wills, Trusts, and Estates.

In 2009, Ms. Kelly was honored by NJ Biz magazine as one of the Best 50 Women in Business.

Ms. Kelly is a member and past Vice-Chair of the Chilton Medical Center Advisory Board in 2010-2017, a Trustee on the Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees (June 2014-present), a member and past President of the Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey in 2005-2006, and past Board member of the Center for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care (Trustee and Secretary, 2001-2004).

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1993


  • The George Washington University, J.D. 1992
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. 1989, Phi Beta Kappa


  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • District X Ethics Committee (2001-2004)
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