Our experience makes the difference.


The typical services provided under attorney supervision include the following examples: 

Trust & Estates

  • -Preparation of paperwork to probate Will
  • -Preparation of Federal and State Estate Tax returns (NY, NJ)
  • -Preparation of Inheritance Tax returns ( PA, NJ)

Real Estate:

  • -Prepare Closing Statements and/or HUD-1
  • -File and record documents with county clerk’s offices
  • -Review title commitments and Surveys

Personal Injury:

  • -Drafting Complaints and Motions for attorney review. 
  • -Drafting Interrogatories for attorney review
  • -Drafting and Forwarding Subpoenas

Legal Secretarial Services:

  • -Format Legal Briefs and Documents
  • -Schedule meetings, Court appearances and conference calls
  • -Assist with legal billing

Our Paralegals

Melissa Acosta Freelance Services LLC., was established to offer a cost efficient alternative to hiring a full time paralegal.  Our paralegals are highly skilled and trustworthy.  We will get the job done in a timely manner.  


We work with attorneys who are in good standing. WE DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. 

Our Motto

We will get the job done correctly in a timely manner!

Our Team


Melissa Acosta-Amarante

Melissa has 20 years of experience in the area of trust & estates.  Melissa achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University.  She also earned her paralegal degree from Berkeley College.  Melissa has worked as a senior paralegal for the largest law firms in the tri-state area.  Specializing in the area of estate administration, Melissa Acosta-Amarante offers the expertise and professional experience your practice needs.


Emma Berdugo

Emma has 20 years of experience in the area of residential and commercial real estate.  Emma achieved her Bachelor of Science Degree from Kean University.  She also earned her Paralegal Degree from Berkeley College.  Emma has worked with firms in NJ and NY.  Emma Berdugo can assist your practice with your real estate paralegal needs.


Michelle Cirilli

Michelle has 11 years of experience with assisting attorneys on personal injury law matters. Michelle achieved her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Paralegal Degree from Montclair State University.  Michelle has worked with firms in NJ and also has a medical assistant background which compliments her work in the personal injury area.  Michelle Cirilli can assist your practice with your personal injury paralegal needs.    


Elsa G. Gomez

Elsa G. Gomez has more than 25 years of experience as an Administrative/ Legal Assistant providing quality service to all professional levels within a company such as Lowenstein Sandler PC in NJ and A+E Networks in NY. She is detail oriented, possesses excellent time management skills, and is well versed in English and Spanish.  Elsa achieved her Associates Degree in Business Administration / Hospitality Management from Essex County College in NJ. 


Isabel Rosa

Isabel is our social media and marketing assistant.  She has been with the company since it was established.  She achieved her Associates Degree from Essex County College and is a current student and William J. Paterson University.  Isabel Rosa is in charge of managing the company's social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.  She also prepares all marketing materials and attends seminars to promote the business.


Coming Soon!

Paralegals in the areas  of Family Law and Employment Law.