Melinda Colón Cox, Esq. 

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Melinda Colón Cox, Esq. is a partner at the law firm of Parker, Ibrahim & Berg LLC in Somerset, New Jersey.  Ms. Cox represents national banks and financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, and small and large businesses with an emphasis in commercial litigation, contested foreclosures, consumer finance and protection, and state and federal regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining the law firm of Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLC, Ms. Cox was a law clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Shipp, U.S.D.J. in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Prior to her clerkship, Ms. Cox was an associate at the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., as a member of the Redevelopment Team, Redevelopment Strategic Business Unit Team and the Commercial Real Estate Team.

Ms. Cox received her B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, New York, graduating magna cum laude.  She received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she was the Senior Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review, President of the Association of Latin American Law Students, a Student Bar Association Class Representative and Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Committee for the Minority Student Program.  Melinda has been on the Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey since 2008 and co-founded the Young Lawyers Committee in 2009.  She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the National Women’s Law Center Leadership Advisory Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”), the Hispanic National Bar Association and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.  Melinda is a member of the inaugural class of the NJSBA’s 2015 Leadership Academy and was named a 2015 Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers. 

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Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

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