Yessica J. Pinales is an associate in the Banking and Financial Services group at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. Ms. Pinales represents lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial financing transactions, including commercial real estate acquisition and refinancing and non-real estate financing.
Ms. Pinales earned her law degree at St. John's University School of Law, where she contributed to the N.Y. Real Property Law Journal, published by the New York State Bar Association. From 2017-2018, she served as President of the National Latino/a Law Student Association, a progressive, collective organization of law school chapters from all regions of the United States dedicated to empowering latino and latina law students. As a judicial law clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Ms. Pinales assisted the Middlesex County Courthouse judges in trials and pre-trials and other civil proceedings.
During law school, Ms. Pinales also served as Assistant Vice President and Financial Center Manager at Bank of America, where she identified and implemented solutions to mitigate financial risk and assisted in financial fraud investigations.
Ms. Pinales earned her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Albany, where she was the recipient of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Actively engaged in the legal community, Ms. Pinales is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Middlesex County Bar Association. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). Ms. Pinales is a fluent Spanish speaker.