P. LYNN SEIFERT, ESQUIRE MELISSA R. COX, ESQUIRE
Melissa and Lynn both attended the University of Akron School of Law where they met and became roommates and friends for life! They graduated in May of 1999 receiving their Juris Doctor Degrees. Melissa also received a Masters Degree in Taxation at the same time.
Since law school, Lynn has focused her practice on Family Law issues. She has served as an assistant county prosecutor for Cuyahoga County in the Children and Family Division, a mediator for Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court and Summit County Juvenile Court, and as a Guardian Ad Litem and Parent Coordinator for Summit, Medina and Cuyahoga County. Lynn is also trained in the Collaborative Divorce process and is a member of The Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals and The Center for Principled Family Advocacy.
Lynn has two teenage children of her own and a step-son. Lynn is divorced herself and co-parents with her ex-husband and is happily remarried.
As a trust and estate planning/administration attorney, Melissa assists individuals, families and business owners with their estate planning, estate administration and business succession needs. She designs estate and business succession plans that will meet each client's individual objectives while maintaining flexibility to accommodate the unexpected and reduce estate tax exposure.
Melissa helps clients preserve the wealth they have worked hard to accumulate and assists with the efficient transfer of that wealth from generation to generation. Additionally, she works with clients to design and implement business succession plans to resolve the challenges of coordinating business needs and individual estate planning goals and preserving family harmony.
Melissa also assists clients and their families in navigating the probate court system and all aspects of administering a deceased loved one's estate.