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Melissa Rivers commercial real estate transactions acquisitions leasing financing dispositions attorney lawyer



Melissa Rivers is an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Group. Melissa’s experience includes representing clients across all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, leasing, financing and dispositions.

Her practice focuses on representing developers and tenants in connection with commercial retail agreements and leases in both existing shopping centers as well as new development projects.

For more than 20 years, Melissa’s career has been dedicated to the real estate industry. Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Melissa was part of the legal teams at a major national retailer, a publicly traded REIT, and a real estate development company that was active on both the East and West coasts.

Melissa has been involved in many complex projects including multi-property acquisitions and dispositions, commercial condominium structures, development and leasing of mixed-use projects, and financing of shopping centers. In particular, Melissa is experienced in handling supermarket leases, ground leases and other transactions with national retailers of all sizes. Melissa is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Retail Industry Group.


  • ICSC - US Law Conference Program Committee; Member
  • CREW Boston - Member
  • Suffolk University Paralegal Advisory Committee - Member
  • Boston Bar Association - Member


  • Massachusetts
  • California


  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., 2007)
  • Emerson College  (Master of Arts, 2000)
  • Suffolk University  (B.A., 1997)