Melissa is known as a trusted advisor to both families and individuals. Melissa carefully guides high net worth people through the estate planning and estate administration process. Handling matters both in the United States and internationally, Melissa creates sophisticated and tax-efficient estate plans for her clients. Her counsel includes multigenerational wealth transfers, business succession planning, charitable planning, gift and income tax planning, nuptial agreements and general probate and estate administration.
A leader in her field, Melissa is sought out by organizations to speak on a range of relevant, practical topics. Melissa is the Chair of the firm’s Estate Planning Department. She is fluent in French, and proficient in Hebrew and American Sign Language.
“Waxman v. Waxman,” Boston Bar Association Trusts & Estates Blog, October 2013
“Massachusetts Passes Uniform Trust Code,” with Clifford Cohen, Burns & Levinson Trusts & Estates Update, August 2012