Isabel Miranda is a founding and managing partner of Pearlman & Miranda, where her practice focuses on Trusts & Estates Law. Before founding Pearlman & Miranda, Ms. Miranda was the CEO of Heritage Family Wealth Consulting and the Managing Partner of a solo law practice. Prior to that, Ms. Miranda was the Managing Partner of the Trusts & Estates Law practice at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole. Ms. Miranda advises multi-generational families on estate planning, family governance, the administration of their estates and trusts, succession planning for their closely held businesses and charitable planning. Her peers consider her a thought leader on client centered, values based, estate planning. She is currently Chair of the Finance Committee and Co-Chair of the Editorial Committee for Family Flourishing as well as a Member of the STEP Disciplinary Panel.
Before embarking on her legal career, Ms. Miranda managed the trust business at the U.S. Trust Company of New Jersey, where she was the Senior Vice President and Director, Chief Trust Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Personal Administration and Investment Review Committee. Before joining U.S. Trust, Ms. Miranda was Vice President and Director of The Citibank Private Bank, where she headed the domestic personal trust business. She served as Chair of Citicorp Trust of Florida, N.A. and Citicorp Trust of California, N.A. Ms. Miranda founded Citicorp Trust South Dakota, which enhanced the corporation’s trust offering for ultra high net worth families.
Ms. Miranda is the New Jersey practice host of the Dzogchen Center (established by Lama Surya Das in 1991). Ms. Miranda has served on many non-profit and governmental boards throughout her career, among them, Chair of the board of the University and Medicine of New Jersey, the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital board, the board of the UMDNJ Foundation, the Executive Women of New Jersey, the New Jersey Women's Political Caucus, New Jersey Women in Public Finance and the NJ Congressional Redistricting Commission. She is married to Don “Skip” Browne, and together they have four adult children and twin grandchildren.
United States Supreme Court
St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1979
Fordham University, B.S. Finance & Economics, cum laude, 1977
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
American Bar Association
Real Property, Probate and Trust (RPPT)
New York State Bar Association
Trust and Estate Section
Collaboration for Family Flourishing in New York
Chair, Governing Board
Law Offices of Isabel Miranda, LLC
Heritage Family Wealth Consulting
Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Trust Company of New Jersey
Director, Senior Vice President, & Chief Trust Officer
U.S. Trust Company of New Jersey
Chairperson, Personal Administration & Investment Review Committee
The Citibank Private Bank
Director & Vice President, U.S. Trust Business
Citicorp Trust of Florida
Citicorp Trust of California
Citicorp Trust South Dakota
Gave webinar to the members of the Purposeful Planning Institute on "Zen and the Art of Family Wealth Planning." November 2015.
Guest spoke at PSE&G's Power Lunch series on "Immigration: A New Jersey Perspective." November 2015
Attendee of Mindful Lawyers Retreat at Garrison Institute. May 2015.
Do You Have This Crucial Financial Letter?
Investopedia. 4 June 2014.
Financial Changes When You Marry.
Investopedia. 28 May 2014.
In Estate Planning, Family Isn't Always First.
The New York Times. 2 May 2014.
As co-managing dog, Wellington (aka "Welly") shares his love and affection with the firm whenever he visits. He enjoys long walks and playing fetch in the park. Welly works for treats and "high-tens." When you visit our firm, make sure to ask for Welly. He would love to say hi!