Ismael “Mel” M. Jose

  • Attorney
  • Attorney






Mr. Jose helps clients in real estate closings and litigation. He also advises clients in the areas of estate planning, tax, trusts and estates as they relate to real estate closings.

With more than 10 years of experience in the practice of law, Mr. Jose draws from a superlative background to help clients navigate real estate matters. His work in real estate also touches the areas of estate planning, tax, trusts and estates. Mr. Jose has successfully represented high-net worth individuals and fiduciaries in many real estate closings, particularly sales, purchases and buyouts involving:

• Commercial properties

• Single and multi-family homes

• Condominiums and cooperative apartments in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties

Prior to joining Connors & Sullivan, Mr. Jose represented individual and corporate clients in multi-million dollar litigation and complex transactions abroad. He was also a part-time professor at his Alma Mater, San Beda University.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate 70%
  • Trust and Estate 10%
  • Tax 10%
  • Real Property Partition 10%

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2015
  • Philippines, 2006


  • San Beda College of Law, Manila
    • LL.B. - 2005
  • San Beda University , Manila
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Economics

Classes / Seminars

  • Part-Time Professor, Alma Mater, San Beda College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bay Ridge Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines


  • English
  • Tagalog