MELISSA ANNE GONZALEZ, ESQ.

ATTORNEY ASSOCIATE

 

Melissa Gonzalez is a first-generation Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from high school as Valedictorian of her class. She then attended Florida International University, on a Valedictorian Scholarship, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2017. Melissa received a Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude, from FIU College of Law in 2020. She was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in 2020.

During law school, Melissa was a member of the Negotiation and Mediation Team, as well as the Arbitration Team. She competed all around the world including Austria, Greece, and New York. For those competitions, she received the Outstanding Negotiation Skills Award and the Outstanding Service Award. In the summer of 2018, Melissa studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain, focusing on the area of Property. During her third year of law school, she worked as a Law Clerk specializing in estate planning, probate, and real estate. She now dedicates her time to work with clients on customized estate plans, probate administration, and guardianship cases. She is focused on educating her community about the unintended consequences of not having an estate plan and advising that estate plans are for everyone, regardless of wealth status. Through her compassion, Melissa is dedicated to forming relationship-based clients, helping them navigate through difficult times. She helps customize each estate plan to fit each client’s specific needs and strives to provide clients with excellent service.

Bar Admissions
Florida, 2020

 

Education
Florida International University
Juris Doctor, 2020
Cum Laude

Florida International University
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017
Magna Cum Laude

 

Professional Memberships
Florida Bar, Member
Dade County Bar Association, Member
Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member

 

Languages
Fluent in English and Spanish

 

On a Personal Note
One of Melissa’s favorite hobbies is cooking- she not only enjoys recreating new recipes learned from the Cooking Channel, but also loves to make traditional Cuban dishes loved by her family for years. Melissa also enjoys cruising around the world, working out, and having family BBQ’s on Sundays.