The Choice Team
Director & Lawyer
Meet the team
Melissa is the founding partner of Shield Partners and has over 15 years’ experience advising private businesses and high net worth families and individuals in relation to business succession, estate planning, intergenerational wealth transfer, business structuring and property transactions. She gained much of this experience working within the Private Client division of Deloitte Australia and further developed this knowledge and experience at Mills Oakley Lawyers before founding her own legal practice.
Specifically, Melissa assists her clients with their Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney documents, trust and corporate structuring to facilitate asset protection strategies, property development structuring and advice and ATO audit defence management.
She acts for clients across a range of different industries including property and construction, retail and consumer business, manufacturing and tourism.
Melissa was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002 and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.