Attorney Services

Practicing law since 2005, Melissa assists individuals and families with their estate and business planning needs. Her role extends from the design and drafting of wills and trusts to the coordination of powers of attorney and marital property agreements. She has extensive experience in estate tax planning, trust and estate administration, and retirement distribution planning.

On the business side, Melissa advises business owners and stakeholders on a range of topics, including the formation of limited liability companies (LLCs), corporate entities and non-profits. She guides clients through buying and selling businesses, mergers, buy-sell agreements, customer contracts, and succession planning.

Melissa also assists our clients with residential real estate transactions. She enjoys working with clients, developing lasting relationships with the families and business owners whom she assists. Her greatest compliment is being told that she turned a complex concept into one that was easily understood and put people at ease.


J.D., 2004, DePaul University – College of Law
M.B.A., 2004, DePaul University – Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
B.S., 2001, Valparaiso University

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Director, Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley, Inc.

More About Melissa

Melissa and her husband, John, were eager to raise their family in the Fox Valley and had the opportunity to relocate here in 2005. Together, they keep busy with their three children, Ella, Sam and Lucy, and their golden retriever, Marti. Melissa loves to read, and enjoys playing outside with her family in Appleton and “up north,” including biking, hiking, and camping.