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Melissa Ann Youngman

Estate planning Attorney at Altamonte Springs, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 20 years
    New York - NY 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

Our founding attorney, Melissa Youngman, is licensed to practice in the state of Florida. For nearly two decades, Melissa has proudly represented people and businesses throughout the state of Florida.

​Melissa's practice focuses on bankruptcy, business law, estate planning, and contracts, including:

Representation of Individual & Business Debtors in Bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 11, 13 and the new subchapter V for small businesses)
Creditor Rights in Bankruptcy
Landlord Rights in Bankruptcy
Representation of Trustees in all Types of Bankruptcy Litigation
Representation of Assignees, Assignors, and Creditors in Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors under Section 727 of the Florida Statutes
Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Estate Planning
Contract Drafting, Review, Negotiation, and Related Litigation
Outside General Counsel Services
Entertainment Law
Legal Research & Writing Services for Other Lawyers & Law Firms


Melissa is also a frequent speaker on a variety of legal topics. Representative speaking engagements include:

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Southeastern Bankruptcy Workshop - 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 - Moderator and/or Panelist
ABI Annual Spring Meeting 2015 - Panelist
National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees Annual Conference 2014 - Panelist
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Seminar 2011 - Panelist
Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium 2011 - Panelist

Melissa is committed to making a positive social impact in the Central Florida community. She has volunteered as Guardian ad Litem for the 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida (Seminole County), as a Junior League member, and is currently a member of her church choir at the Catholic parish of St. Mary Magdalen in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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Location

Melissa Youngman, PA
721 Maitland Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701

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Reviews

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Posted by William | February 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BK Attorney of the year!!!
Melissa went above and beyond to help me in my situation. I believe to me my situation was unique and could cause more of an issue but because of Melissa i felt at ease during this stressful process. I would recommend strongly for you to use her. Sincerely, William
Posted by William | February 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Melissa was instrumental helping me during my bankruptcy proceedings. Her demeanor was extremely professional and personable, setting me at ease. Throughout the process, which seemed unending to me, she was meticulous and demonstrated a wealth of knowledge regarding all aspects of the bankruptcy. I highly recommend Melissa. It is obvious that she is committed to the welfare of her clients and her dedication to the profession is evident.
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Posted by laureen | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very nice and professional
Melissa filed my case for me and was very nice. She helped me in a timely manner and I am very thankful

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Melissa Youngman, PA
  • 2016 - Present
  • Intern
  • Honorable Joanna Seybert, U.S. District Court
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
  • 2002 - 2016

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Patina, Inc. v. Michael Leshawn Banks (In re Banks), 420 B.R. 579 (Bankr. MDFL 2009)
  • The Court found that debtor was entitled to receive his discharge.

Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute’s Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop
  • Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Annual Spring Meeting
  • 2015
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees
  • Annual Conference
  • 2014
  • Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
  • Seminar
  • 2011
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Seminar
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (31)
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Business Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly recommended! Excellent attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Contact Melissa for all of your bankruptcy needs. I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melissa is an incredibly smart and capable attorney with expert knowledge in bankruptcy law. I was always impressed with her skill when working together. I highly recommend her."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a wonderful asset to the legal community as well as her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa Ann Youngman is a thorough and careful attorney that zealously represents her clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very professional and knowledgeable!"
Real estate Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Remarkably poised under pressure and exceptional advocate for her clients!"
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Youngman."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa has the right balance of professionalism and a caring nature that makes her a gem to her clients. I would not hesitate to refer any of my clients to Melissa."
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Altamonte Springs Estate planning Lawyer Melissa Ann Youngman
Melissa Ann Youngman
Estate planning Attorney
Altamonte Springs, FL
Licensed for 20 years