Melissa Cassell promoted to partner

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Attorney Melissa Cassell has been promoted to partner at Morton & Gettys, as of Jan. 1.

Also named as partner was Dan Ballou.

“Melissa started with our firm as a law clerk while attending USC School of Law,” said John Gettys, a founding partner of the firm. “It was obvious to us all that she would be a fantastic attorney, and we were overjoyed she decided to relocate to Rock Hill and join our firm after graduation. Melissa is one of our great success stories, and our firm will be the better with her as a partner.”

Melissa Cassell earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of South Carolina in 2009, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2013. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

She focuses her practice on corporate, employment law and commercial real estate. She represents clients acquiring real estate, assets, entities and key employees, assisting business from start-up to growth to winding up. With clients in a variety of industries, she has drafted and negotiated myriad agreements, including for acquisitions and sales, leases, employment and severance, and corporate governance.

In the healthcare realm, Melissa has helped providers, including dentists, physicians and physical therapists, set up and operate their practices.

Melissa lives in Fort Mill with her husband, Andrew and son, Ben.