Melissa A. Griest


Melissa (Missy) Griest is an associate in Blank Rome’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities group.

Prior to joining the firm, Missy interned at a global professional services firm, a national law firm, a leading global manufacturing company, and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. She also served as a volunteer law clerk for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.

During law school, Missy served as a student attorney for the Villanova Federal Tax Clinic as well as the executive editor of The Villanova Environmental Law Journal.

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Missy continues to work with the Villanova Federal Tax Clinic representing and assisting low income taxpayers in matters against the IRS. She also serves as a mentor to law students at Villanova. 



  • Pennsylvania


  • Villanova University School of Law, JD
  • Ohio State University, BS, cum laude