Melissa has a BS from Cornell University and a JD from The George Washington University Law School. She began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor for the New York County District Attorney’s Office and then went on to private legal practice and also served as in-house Counsel to a full-service broker-dealer, where she provided expertise in legal advisory, compliance structure and regulatory affairs. After practicing law, Melissa became an executive search consultant where she managed and executed Legal and Compliance searches for top tier hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and broker-dealers.
When Melissa’s first son was born, she and her husband moved to Brooklyn Heights. While they loved the neighborhood and the easy commute to Manhattan, the birth of their second child made them realize that suburban living fit their needs better. Melissa spent the next 6 years living in a suburb of Long Island. During her time there, she became active in various school related events and committees. Her husband’s career required them to relocate to South Florida where she presently resides. Melissa’s legal and recruiting skills coupled with her various moves gives her keen insight as to the needs of families wishing to find the perfect place for their family to call home.
Fun Fact: Melissa played violin with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra in high school.