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As an attorney in Reinhart’s Corporate Law Practice, Melissa Zabkowicz is a highly organized and efficient adviser for her clients. She counsels public and closely held companies with commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate governance and entity formation.

Melissa combines a warm, friendly nature with a results-driven attitude, collaborating with all parties to ensure project deadlines are met. She loves helping her clients close deals and watching them reap the benefits they deserve from companies they’ve worked hard to build and nurture over the years.

Always a leader, Melissa graduated first in her class at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She served as a managing editor on the Wisconsin Law Review, was a competitor and coach on the Wisconsin Moot Court Board, and a competitor on the Wisconsin Mock Trial Team.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Nate and dog Moose, playing sand volleyball and reading.


  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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Honors & Affiliations


  • 2017 Daniel Grady Award (recognizes the top ranking student in the May, 2017 graduating class)
  • Wisconsin Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance Company Award
  • Abner Brody Award (recognizes outstanding achievement in legal study and practical application of law)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • The Salvation Army, Echelon MKE

News & Insights


  • Panelist, “M&A – Legal Perspective of the Target,” Association of Corporate Counsel-Wisconsin Conference (May 18, 2023)  
  • Presenter, "Emerging Legal Trends in M&A," BizTimes M&A Forum (April 4, 2023)
  • Presenter, "Privacy and Cybersecurity Considerations in Remote Work Environments – Employee Benefits and Beyond" (January 2021)