Eric Goldberg- Attorney at Law
Eric Goldberg is Founder and Principal of the Goldberg Law Group, LLC. He is dedicated to working with his clients on a personal level, and providing them with customized plans that meet their unique needs and goals. Over the years, Eric has learned that the best plans are the result of close collaboration, not only with his clients, but also with other professionals involved in caring for the needs of seniors, special needs adults and children, and veterans. His clients appreciate this approach and consider Eric both a counselor for life and a family friend.
Eric graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in 1990. He earned his law degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1994. Eric’s extensive knowledge of the interplay between finance, tax law, and government benefits, together with his compassionate nature, make him uniquely qualified to counsel clients on the complexities of estate and long-term care planning.
When not practicing law, Eric is an avid mountain biker and enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, and Golden Retriever.
Clelia Pergola- Chief Operating Officer
Nothing happens at Goldberg Law Group, LLC. until Clelia Pergola says so. It is easier to explain what she doesn’t contribute to the firm than what she does. Ms. Pergola has been with Goldberg Law Group since our doors opened and she has been instrumental in the growth of our services and reputation. When not correcting the pronunciation of her name, Clelia is speaking with clients, solving administrative issues, networking with other professionals, organizing events, and managing law firm operations. As Goldberg Law Group has grown, Clelia has systematically delegated many of her duties and now motivates our staff for a common cause – servicing our clients in the most efficient and friendly manner possible.
Clelia is a caregiver to her Nonna and has personally experienced the frustrations and challenges of the long term care system. When not running the world, Clelia enjoys cooking, rooting for the Jets, and spending time with her new husband.
Marykate Torley- Business Development Coordinator
Marykate is responsible for engaging the community in various outlets. Along with networking with allied professionals, Marykate handles seminars, and tours local elder-care facilities. She also maintains the website, social media platforms, and runs the Goldberg Law Group blog. In 2011 she received her Bachelors in Communications, and is a recent graduate of Full Sail University where she earned an M.S. in New Media Journalism.
In her spare time, Marykate can be found reading, spending time with her family, and shopping.
The executive assistant is often the first person you speak to. She will direct you to the correct person on the team depending on your need. When calling the office, you will always be welcomed by a friendly voice. When visiting us, expect to be treated like you are visiting an old family friend.
Philomena Servodio- Medicaid Specialist
Philomena is a geriatric care manager. She has years of experience as a medical social worker, where she was responsible for patients’ psycho-social assessments, applying for State/Federal benefits, discharge planning, patient education, and advocacy. She also has extensive knowledge and expertise in hemodialysis where she provided supportive therapy, benefits coordination, and care planning to patients with end state renal disease. Her emphasis is on long term care planning and specializes in Medicaid. She has been in the geriatrics field since 1996 and a caregiver for her own mother since 1993.
Philomena holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University and a Post Graduate Certification in Geriatrics from Rutgers University.
Node Kludze-Veteran’s Benefits Paralegal
Node Kludze, our Veterans Paralegal, is focused solely on obtaining VA Aid & Attendance Benefits for our clients. Node is not merely completing forms and an application. She ensures that our clients are eligible for this valuable benefit and that they receive their pension benefit in a timely manner. Once they are retained Node works closely with the client’s family and acts as a liaison between the Veteran and the Veterans Administration.
Tonisha Brooks- Estate Administration Paralegal
Estate Administration services offered by Goldberg Planning, LLC include the general gathering of important documents such as:
• Bank statements from the date of death,
• Copies of Life insurance policies,
• Copies of creditor statements/bills,
• Copies of estate expenses (funeral, court, administrative deeds from the client, etc.)
On the client’s behalf, we can communicate with and manage their relationship with banks, lending houses, the NJ Division of Taxation, the surrogate court, creditors and accounting firms. We pride ourselves in maintaining communication with our clients via phone, e-mail and conferences during the entire estate administration process. Our firm provides an array of estate administration services designed to assist our clients through those processes.
Henry- Therapy Dog
Henry is a 7-year-old White Golden Retriever, and the Goldberg Law Group mascot. Described as “the cutest dog in the world” he is known for always being ready to please. Obedient and loyal, Henry puts a smile on everyone’s face. His favorite activities include eating, sleeping, and cuddling.