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Clelia Pergola

Executive Director


Clelia was instrumental in building the NJ Elder Law Center at Goldberg Law Group (NJELC) from the ground up by implementing a streamlined, procedures-based model for the elder care area. This process allows the attorneys and team members to accomplish their tasks efficiently without unnecessary distractions and stress. What this means for our clients is better results and friendlier service. Clelia has since translated these successful techniques into The Law Firm Revolution, a book which she co-wrote with Barbara Mannino, on this new law firm model.

With the Goldberg Law Group joining Mandelbaum Salsburg, Clelia will serve two roles: Executive Director of the Elder Law practice area (NJELC) and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Mandelbaum Salsburg. As CSO, Clelia imparts her unique strengths and execution skills to assist Mandelbaum Salsburg in continuing its upward trajectory while ensuring that its culture reflects its mission, vision, and values.

In 2018, Clelia Pergola was named by Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners as a Top 25 Leading Woman Intrapreneur because of her leadership and innovation. She has also been named to NJBIZ’s 40 Under 40 for her commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community, and in 2019 she was a recipient of NJBIZ’s Top 50 Women in Business award which recognizes leading women shaping their organizations, industries and the economic landscape of the Garden State.

Clelia is a member in the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Leading Women Entrepreneurs, Healthcare Association of New Jersey and a former Vistage Member. She is a founding member of WomenCare and Women Rising. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Clelia has spent a considerable amount of time and effort helping women and small business owners achieve success without negatively affecting their other important life responsibilities. As a role model, she hopes to lead by example and show women that they can achieve spectacular results while raising a family. Clelia was a caregiver to her Nonna & Nonno and has personally experienced the frustrations and challenges of the long-term care system. When not working, Clelia enjoys traveling to Italy to her family home, cooking, reading/learning about business, and spending time with her husband and sons, Dante Domenico and Gino Angelo.

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