Lissa Jean Ferrell
Lissa Jean Ferrell, Esq. practices exclusively in the area of real estate, providing transactional services in all areas of commercial and residential real estate development, purchases and sales.
Prior to joining Javerbaum Wurgaft as Of Counsel, Lissa served as Vice President, Financial Crimes Advisory for Barclays Bank. Ms. Jean Ferrell also served as Assistant Corporate Secretary for the Bank.
Prior to Barclays, Lissa enjoyed a successful decade in a global leadership role for American Express, and in 2012, Lissa founded LJF Consulting, a boutique consultancy that creates and builds strategic initiatives, partnerships, collaborations and mutually beneficial relationships with and between organizations that align with a client’s business development, brand or philanthropic interest.
An accomplished business executive and entrepreneur with leadership and management experience, Lissa is known for her strategic thinking, ability to thoroughly analyze business systems and create strategic solutions or collaborative relationships and partnerships to yield desired outcome.
In 2014 Lissa was recognized in New Jersey Monthly by Leading Women Entrepreneurs.
Since the beginning of her professional life, Lissa has sought out organizations that support the underserved and provides a helping hand to those in need. In addition to serving as Finance Chair on the UNCF New Jersey Leadership Council, Lissa currently sits on the leadership council for the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business Buccino Institute, and as the Women’s Leadership Program Executive Chair. Her prior board memberships include: Aurora Enhancement Organization, The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, The Boys & Girls Club – Newark, The Garden State Bar Association. Lissa is also a supporter of a multitude of organizations that support social services or fight against chronic diseases, particular cancer. Deeply committed to equality and justice Lissa has also served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Practice.
The proud mother of three lovely daughters, Lissa recognizes the importance of paying it forward, and is strongly committed to the importance of education in every girl and woman’s life.
A speaker in various business forums, Lissa has presented on various topics including women and finance, mentoring and sponsorship, leadership, legal compliance and negotiation.
- Rutgers University, 1988 B.A.
- New York Law School, 1993 J.D.
NJ Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Practice (2013-2015);
Garden State Bar Association (Trustee, 2011-2014; Pipeline Committee Chair, 2010-2011)
National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7 & Series 66 (2010-2014)
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists; Financial Women’s Association
MD1 Program (Board of Directors, 2018 to present);
Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business (Executive Leadership Council, 2015 to present,
Women’s Leadership Program Executive Chair, 2018 to present,);
UNCF Leadership Council (2014 to present, Development Chair, 2018, 2019, 2020);
Boys & Girls Club Newark (Board of Trustees, 2015 to 2017);
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (Board, 2011-2015, Board Chair, 2014-2015);
Barnabas Health (Philanthropy Steering Committee, 2012-2013);
Paulo Freire Charter High School (Board Vice President, 2012-2013);
Minority Athletes Network, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2010-2011);
Aurora Enhancement Development Organization (Board Secretary and General Counsel, 2006-2010)