Deborah is a solo practitioner in Ithaca, NY, and continues to practice in NJ. Her practice focuses on estate administration and estate planning, and real property transfers. She was previously a partner with the firm of Miller and Miller in Chenango County, staff counsel for the Chenango County Department of Social Services, and an editor for Gann Law Books, a NJ legal treatise publishing company. Prior to moving to NY in 1996, she was an associate with Garrigle and Palm, an insurance defense firm in NJ specializing in construction defect defense, products liability defense, insurance coverage, and professional malpractice defense. Upon graduation from law school, Deborah served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald A. Smith, Jr. (Superior Court of New Jersey- Civil), as well as a teaching assistant for a tax course at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Deborah graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, NJ in 1989, having received the American Jurisprudence Award for Real Estate Conveyancing, and was a pupil of the American Inn of Court #111-The Camden Inn, from 1990 to 1992. Deborah is currently a member of the Tompkins County Bar Association, CLE Chair of the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates, and Elder Law Sections), and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, the NY Northern District federal Court, the NJ District federal Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.