Melissa is a corporate paralegal at Dental & Medical Counsel. She assists the firm’s attorneys with practice mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and transactional tax matters. Her work includes analyzing contract clauses, stipulations, obligations, and liabilities, interpreting contractual requirements, recommending, and drafting contract provisions and amendments to asset and real estate purchase, partnership, employment and contractor agreements, and collaborating on contractual amendments with other parties. Melissa supports the firm’s attorneys in the negotiation of contract terms, conditions, payment structures, and reimbursement with other parties. Having years of experience in the litigation of breach of contract and other contract-related disputes ranging from trade secrets, unfair competition, and non-compete enforcement and defense, collection and insurance disputes to patent, intellectual property, trademark infringement, copyright corporate and partnership dissolutions, Melissa is able to foresee and help our clients avoid potential disputes and reduce financial risks that may arise. Additionally, her familiarity with the law enables her to ensure contract provisions comply with legal requirements and policies.
Melissa obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies and completed the American Bar Association (ABA) accredited paralegal program at John F. Kennedy University where she graduated with honors. She was inducted into the national paralegal honor society, Lambda Epsilon Chi in 2016. Melissa is now completing her second year of law school at John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University.
Outside of all things legal, Melissa enjoys traveling and exploring new places, cultures, and foods, as well as the great outdoors. She’s always up for new adventures with her husband, son and close friends.
What energizes you outside of work? Kickboxing.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate. Lots of it.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard? There is a solution for everything but death. – My mom.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer.
What's your favorite place you've ever visited? New Orleans.
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? The ability to teleport.
What’s your favorite TV show—the one you’re always watching on repeat? The Big Bang Theory.