Francine received BA degrees in Education and Communications from Hunter College, the City University of New York. She worked at BancBoston Leasing in Boston MA where she was part of a team that handled large equipment contract negotiations. She later returned to New York to operate a family-run trucking company where she aggressively managed daily operations and employee relations.
Francine later received a JD degree from Rutgers Law School, Newark, evening division. She spent several years working with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Law Guardian Program, where she passionately represented minors while they were involved with the child welfare system in Monmouth County. Francine has represented her clients in several litigations, familial reunifications and has advocated on behalf of her clients for needed services and through dozens of adoptions. She was presented with the Advocate of the Year in 2013 for her successful representation of clients she had placed at Palisades Regional Academy.
Francine also has experience in local government law and has been involved in OPRA litigations, affordable housing litigations, condemnation proceedings, and gun permit denial appeals.
Francine combines her business knowledge and experience with her passion and commitment to providing legal guidance to individuals and families. Francine continues to focus on the human experience as she remains a presenter and public speaker for Rutgers University, Office of Continuing Professional Education. Some of her courses include Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution.