Melissa Feldman Izenson
For over 20 years, I have represented businesses and individuals in a wide range of business matters, including contract negotiations and disputes, commercial debt collection, employment issues, construction disputes, landlord/ tenant matters, and business transactions.
In the employment area, I help employers and employees navigate the employment relationship, helping clients achieve their goals in connection with non-compete
agreements, separation agreements, claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. I counsel small businesses regarding human resources issues such as hiring, firing, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and overtime issues, and disciplining employees. In the debt collection area, I represent financial institutions and creditors to help them recover commercial debts.
As “Of Counsel” to Resch, Root, Philipps & Graham, I am developing my skills in new practice areas, including guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, special needs planning, business planning and succession, and estate planning. I am also using my litigation skills to assist clients with probate and fiduciary litigation.
I am a court-appointed volunteer mediator for the United States District Court in the Southern District of Ohio where I have enjoyed helping parties reach mediated settlements in various types of lawsuits.
When I am not practicing law, my focus is on my two sons. Watching them grow into caring and thoughtful young men is my greatest joy.
Tufts University (B.A., History, cum laude)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
Professional Associations and Community Involvement:
Columbus Bar Association, Member
Wealth Counsel - Member
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Volunteer Mediator
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Development Board, Past Member