Our Team

The Matus Law Group | Meet Our Team

The legal team at The Matus Law Group is dedicated to making a difference to the families and individuals we serve in estate planning and special needs matters. With a coordinated team approach, we offer the most beneficial and efficient service possible to our clients.

We are ready and able to assist you in getting the help you need. Each member of our law firm draws on a wealth of knowledge and deep compassion to provide personalized, attentive assistance to each of our clients.

Jennifer Martinez

Real Estate Paralegal and Office Manager

Jennifer Martinez is an integral member of the firm, serving as our real estate paralegal and office manager. Her energy and tenacity to get things done and her outstanding interpersonal skills, as well as her organizational skills, are vital to this firm.

She is an asset to the office because of her warmth and professionalism to meet the various needs of our clients. Jennifer is the paralegal in our real estate department and coordinates closings. Jennifer found that she has a skill for being able to resolve even the trickiest real estate issues.

Beyond the office, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and kids. She and her family enjoy doing outside activities and spending time with family and friends. In the fall, Jennifer enjoys watching football with her family.

Kathleen Taranto  

Planning Paralegal and Administrative Assistance

Kathleen graduated from Ocean County College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, followed shortly thereafter with her Associates Degree in Business Administration, and later an Associate degree in Paralegal Studies in 1994.

She is currently enrolled at Liberty University Online, School of Law, working toward her Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies with a 4.0 GPA. Kathleen has been a paralegal for many years and has been involved in various areas of the law. In her prior position, she enjoyed helping clients and she is very excited to bring her experience with her as she joins the Matus Law Group team. Kathleen is very active in her local church and is also a member of the District NMI council where she serves as Zone Chairman for the Central Jersey Zone.

She is enthusiastic about Crisis Care Kits, where items are gathered and kits assembled and distributed through Fawn Grove Compassion Center to areas hard hit by natural disasters throughout the world. For relaxation, when she has time, Kathleen enjoys knitting and scrapbooking, gardening, as well as reading a good book. She also enjoys cake decorating, baking, and playing with her cat.

Cindy Clark

Client Relations Coordinator

Cynthia B. Clark is the first person you hear on the phone and who will greet you when you enter our office with her warm and friendly personality. She is very skilled in making sure that appointments, events, and information is provided to each one of our clients.

Cynthia is full of energy, has excellent inter personal skills and is always willing to go that extra mile to assist clients and her co-workers. She studied Criminal Justice at Ocean County College and has 15 years plus serving in the public sector. She has been in customer service industries, including law enforcement, event planning and coordination as well as disaster case management for Superstorm Sandy. Cynthia is always positive and has great enthusiasm.


She enjoys doing yoga in the mornings and loves swimming. She has a cat and a dog, named Otto and Oliver respectively, that have their moments of adoring each other.

Mariana Aguirre

Marketing Assistant

Mariana has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Spaces Design, upon graduating she worked mainly in product and graphic design. In 2016 she traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to do an internship as a graphic designer for a social enterprise focused on rescuing the art of papermaking through a Vietnamese artisanal process. Upon her return she was selected for two workshops, one on a national level by the federal government focused on the collaboration between artisans (craftsmen) and designers, which led to collaborations involving leathergoods and textiles.


In 2018 she started working in a private art gallery where she was in charge of managing the space, as well as doing the design and promotion of the art exhibits and the campaigns for the promotion and sales of art workshops. Along with this work, she has done freelance design involving museography and exhibit design for local museums and collaborations with diverse non-profits.


She enjoys doing yoga in the mornings and loves swimming. She has a cat and a dog, named Otto and Oliver respectively, that have their moments of adoring each other.