Bishop & Mastandrea
Committed to Family Law, Estate Planning & Administration, Elder Law, & Real Estate Practice Areas
            Bishop & Mastandrea has expanded the focus of its's predecessor, the Bishop Law Office.  Though initially established as an estate
planning and elder law firm, clients of the Bishop Law Office rather quickly also requested assistance with estate administration and with
residential real estate sales/purchases.  Within a few years of its founding, the Bishop Law Office flourished.  Almost all new clients were
"word-of-mouth" referrals from family and friends of clients.  It was easy to recognize that the firm was somehow different.  The difference
was - at least in part - attributable to the breadth of life and professional experiences of the founding team - Genevieve Bishop & Joan

    Genevieve brought the practice of law not only her legal education but also experience as an associate at the nationally recognized firm of
Arnold & Porter, and her experience as a member of the in-house legal team of a Fortune 500 corporation.   But legal education and
experience is not all that Genevieve brought to the new firm.   Genevieve had spent years as an educator, and years working in the nonprofit
arena.  Joan Malara had spent years providing and managing banking sevices. This combined breadth of experience set the tone for a firm
that was committed to quality service with the addition of a very human touch and genuine concern for the client's whole life, not just the
presenting problem.  
    Chris O'Rourke joined the practice in 2012 as a paralegal.  For more than 5 years now, Chris has been the first point of contact for all
client concerns, handling all matters with care and discretion.  In 2017, Lydia Mastandrea joined the firm, also bringing wonderful experence
as an educator, and a breadth of experience in family law matters.  Lydia's experience permits Bishop & Mastandrea to provide services in
family law in addition  to estate planning, estate administration, elder law, and real estate.

    Bishop and Mastandrea continues to serve the clients of Bishop Law Office and welcomes new clients with legal concerns in any of our
practice areas.  Although Genevieve Bishop retired from the practice of law in December 2017 to minister as an Episcopal priest, the
hallmarks of her practice - quality legal services and attentive concern for the whole of the client's life - continue as the hallmarks of the legal
services provided by Bishop & Mastandrea.  Welcome to our world!

A law firm in Manahawkin, NJ,
committed to helping you address
the concerns that keep you awake at night
with competence and care.

Estate Planning
Estate Administration
Elder Law
Family Law
Real Estate
Bishop & Mastandrea
50 W. Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ  08050

(609) 597 - 0200,
(609) 597 - 0003, fax

Lydia Mastandrea, Attorney
Chris O'Rourke, Legal Assistant
Joan Malara, Office Services

Genevieve R. Bishop, Retired from Practice, Dec. 2017