Do you need an elder law attorney?
How can I ensure what I’ve worked hard to save stays in the family?
How can I protect and provide for my family member with special needs?
How can I protect my assets before a medical crisis?

We bring clients comfort and peace-of-mind by addressing their problems in an understanding and thoughtful manner.

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Asset Protection Planning

For business owners & professionals, asset protection is thoughtfully designing protections around the risks inherent in running a successful business & accumulating wealth. Predators abound.

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Bloodline Trust Planning

Bloodline trusts are designed to protect the legacy you pass to your children and grandchildren from the threats of divorce, bankruptcy, and the unexpected.

You worked so hard to save up what you’ve got. Long term, keep it in the family.

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Special Needs Planning

With proper planning, you can provide your loved one with a safe place to live, select someone to oversee a nest egg for their benefit, and build a long-term structure to enhance their lives, without making them ineligible for public assistance.

Our Team

Robert F. Brogan, Attorney

Robert F. Brogan, Attorney

Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, Bob has held many leadership positions in the Elder Law and Special Needs fields at the National and State Level. He is a nationally respected expert sought by continuing education providers to teach other attorneys about Medicaid Benefits, Trust & Estate Taxation and Administration, Special Needs Planning and the public policy developments in those areas of the law.

Melissa Abu-Adas, Esq.

Melissa Abu-Adas, Esq.

Melissa Abu-Adas has been with the Brogan Law Group since 2011. She currently practices in the areas of trust and estate planning, Medicaid planning, Medicaid applications, estate administration, special needs planning, and guardianships. Melissa is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Newark where she was member of the Federal Tax Law Clinic.

Ronika Eckart, Paralegal

Ronika Eckart, Paralegal

Ronika is a 2009 graduate of Richard Stockton College (now Stockton University) with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. At Stockton, she was captain of the Track and Field Team. She has been with the firm since 2009 and in 2013 earned her Paralegal Certification.

Joan Foley, Office Manager/Paralegal

Joan Foley, Office Manager/Paralegal

Joan is a graduate of Saint Francis College (now University) where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration.  Her primary role is Office Manager, but also serves as a Paralegal. Joan has worked in the legal field for over 20 years and has been with Bob since the inception of the firm in 2001. 

Mike Paxton, Attorney

Mike Paxton, Attorney

Michael Paxton has been practicing in the Ocean and Monmouth County area since 1989, and serves as Of Counsel to Brogan Law Group. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bars. He specializes in the areas of Real Estate, Land Use, Guardianships, General Litigation, including Estate Litigation, Contracts and Municipal Court.

Call us today at 732-701-9999. You’ll receive the highest level of personalized service.

Client Testimonials

  • Friendly – very interested in my needs always! A “Blessed Staff” – Melissa is an Angel!

  • Melissa Abu-Adas, Esq., was always accessible to answer our questions and concerns

  • The Brogan Law Group’s excellence is to be applauded

  • I was and continue to be well rewarded by such a caring, compassionate, and professional person.

  • Mr. Brogan has consistently been very responsive to my inquires whether by phone, email or in person. He has also provided invaluable guidance to my son’s who are co-executors of their mother’s estate.

  • Mr. Brogan set up trusts that not only provided a safe place for my aunt’s funds to provide a quality level of care but also to safeguard her estate.

  • With his expert knowledge, Mr. Brogan carefully and thoroughly straightened out our dear family’s “legal” and potential health care issues.

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