I have always wanted to help others. After graduating from NYU with a degree in Culture and Communications in 1996, I wanted to pursue a career opportunity where I would be able to make an impact on the lives of people in need. It didn’t take long for me to realize that a legal career was one of the best opportunities for me to improve the lives of others in a way where I could really see the impact I could make for them.
Soon after completing my undergraduate degree, I pursued my J.D. at the City University School of Law at Queens College. Throughout law school, I enjoyed working at a law firm that handled many real estate law cases. Through this experience, real estate law became second nature for me, and I knew I wanted to continue growing my career in this particular area.
Upon graduating with my law degree in 2001, I passed the New Jersey State Bar and continued working in real estate law. That is, until 2003, when I became a mother and took some time off to focus on my own family.
After returning to legal practice and spending time working for a big law firm, I realized that I wanted to have more flexibility and control over the hours I worked, clients I helped, and accessibility I was able to offer both clients and my family. So in 2011, I set off on my own and opened up the real estate and family law firm of Christina M. Rivera, Esq.
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