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Melissa A. Spurr

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Practice Areas:

  • Business & Corporate
  • Real Estate (Commercial and Residential)
  • Estate and Life Planning


Melissa Spurr's practice focuses on representing privately-held businesses and individuals with closely-held business interests. As outside general counsel, she assists her clients with corporate structuring, planning, employment compliance, and contracts. She also advises individuals and business owners as regards their business holdings, estate planning, and real estate. Melissa is experienced in investment due diligence, as well as international business matters including foreign expansions and acquisitions, and cross-border service agreements.

Melissa is a Summit local, and off-hours you can find her about town with her husband and two young daughters. She is an avid reader, occasional hunter, and aspiring gardener.


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Anthropology
    • Minor: Italian Language & Literature

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey, 2012
  • New York, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Trustee & Development Chair
  • Green Summit, Co-Founder
  • City of Summit Environmental Commission, Member
  • Summit Downtown Inc. Design & Beautification Committee, Member

Published Works

  • The FATCA Provisions of the HIRE Act: Boldly Going Where No WIthholding Has Gone Before, Fordham Law Review, Vol. 79 No. 6, 2011

Past Positions

  • A multinational business based in New Jersey, 2013 to 2018
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Associate, 2012 to 2013


  • English
  • Italian