Melissa A. Griest


Melissa (Missy) Griest is a transaction specialist attorney 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.


Professional Activities

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