I was born in 1979 in Washington DC to Argentine parents who had only recently immigrated to the United States. I've lived in Miami since I was five years old and I am a product of the wonderful North Dade community which I still live and work in today; in fact, my children attend the same school and summer camp I attended as a child. I was also strongly influenced by the formative summers of my youth; practically every year since my birth, I would spend at least thirty days of Argentine winter (sometime between July and August), visiting with my grandmothers. cousins, and friends.
After graduating high school in Miami in 1997, I was admitted to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. While there, I embraced the school's motto of "Work Hard, Play Hard", finishing my major in English by the end of my sophomore year, then completing a minor in computer science, and a certificate in film and video. At the same time, l religiously tented at K-ville for seats at each Men's Basketball home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, every basketball season of my tenure and did the other fun things kids in college get to do. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 2001.
Immediately thereafter, I decided to continue pursuing my tech education and enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I earned a Masters in Information Systems Management (M.I.S.M.) in 2002. Following my CMU graduation, I came back to Miami to work at the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company as a business intelligence analyst, for nearly three years. Though I enjoyed programming and data analytics, I felt I wanted to grow more academically before really starting my professional life. So at age 24, I applied to law school but this time, I knew I wanted to stay in Miami. And so I did.
I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law as a Dean’s Merit Scholar in 2007. For the next eleven years, I worked with some of the best attorneys in South Florida, learning the practice of law and creating more and more client relationships with every passing year.
In December 2018, I took the leap and launched my own law firm, Melissa Groisman Law, P.A., where we provide concierge-level business and legal services to discerning global entrepreneurs worldwide. I specialize in the field of real estate and corporate law but the firm assists its clients in a broad array of matters.
I am wholly fluent in Spanish and conversational in Hebrew and French.
I am married to MGLPA's Chief Operating Officer, Ben Steinfeld, and we are blessed with two very cute and rambunctious children who are currently campaigning for a second dog.
I have been AV rated since 2015 and I am currently rated AV® Preeminent™ 4.9 out of 5 on Martindale-Hubbell’s® Peer Review Ratings.
I enjoy reading as much as I can, dark chocolate with sea salt, espresso, Tango, Chopin, Puccini, Hip-Hop, Garcia Marquez, Coelho, Harari, sudoku, and painting. I am on a perpetual quest to find Miami's best pizza and my Goldendoodle @sandymacaroni lays at my feet while I work.
I value my client relationships and strive to ensure their matters are treated with the utmost attention, professionalism, discretion, efficiency, and respect. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you think I can be of service.