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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Commercial Real Estate: 40%
  2. Franchising: 40%
  3. Business: 20%

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  • Nadine Marie Jett

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  • Robert V Cornish Jr.

    Melissa is a recognized "go to" person on franchising issues, which as an area of practice requires being adept at several concentrations at once. I highly recommend her.


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Spadea, Lanard & Lignana, LLC

The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1119
Philadelphia, PA, 19107


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSpadea, Lanard & Lignana, LLC2008 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Melissa D. Lenhard2004 - 2008
AttorneyMarcus & Hoffman, P.C.2003 - 2004
AttorneyCurran & Byrne, P.C.2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Franchise AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession CommissionN/A2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Villanova UniversityInternational BusinessMBA1997
University of RichmondSpanish, Political Science, International StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1990