6-Sep-2016 Melissa M. Grossman
Hyland Levin is pleased to announce that Melissa M. Grossman has been named a partner. Ms. Grossman concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and business succession planning. She advises business owners and families in connection with complex issues relating to wealth transfers and the transitioning of closely held businesses as part of a tailored and tax-efficient estate plan. Ms. Grossman joined Hyland Levin in the spring of 2013 after practicing in Dechert LLP’s Private Client Group, where she began her legal career in 2005 upon graduation from law school.
“Melissa is a gifted attorney who is dedicated to the highest standards of our profession and client service. Her technical skills and leadership qualities have added tremendous value to our firm during her tenure thus far, and I am proud to now welcome her to our partnership,” Benjamin A. Levin, Managing Partner of Hyland Levin, said. Harvey N. Shapiro, Chair of the Succession Planning, Trust and Estates Group said of Ms. Grossman’s promotion, “Melissa has added a new and extremely valuable dimension to our representation of high net-worth individuals and families and will undoubtedly continue to grow the practice as a Hyland Levin partner. She has been recognized not only by our present clients as a vital resource, but also by those looking to update their estate plans, as well as by the advisors to our existing and prospective clients.”
In addition to developing and implementing wealth transfer plans, Ms. Grossman advises clients on life insurance planning, charitable giving, business planning and tax matters. She also counsels executors and trustees in the administration of complex estates and trusts and represents clients in audits of estate tax and gift tax returns.
Before attending law school, Ms. Grossman was an associate with First Manhattan Consulting Group in New York, where she managed strategy, profitability and customer segmentation projects for companies in the financial services industry.
Ms. Grossman is a member of the Legacy Advisors Committee for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and sits on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. She also is active in the Voorhees Basketball Association, serving as a board member and the commissioner for the 1st and 2nd Grade Boys Instructional League.
Ms. Grossman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. 1998) and New York University School of Law (J.D. 2005).