Cassell to serve as adjunct professor

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Melissa Gurney Cassell, an attorney with Morton & Gettys, will serve as an adjunct professor during the spring 2015 semester at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Cassell will team up with two other attorneys to teach a Small Business Organization Capstone class. The course will introduce students to the legal and business considerations involved in creating a new business and operating a growing one.

Third-year law students enrolled in the course, LAWS561, will work with a hypothetical start-up to learn to identify and address issues new businesses face. Topics will include creating the business, structuring management, protecting intellectual property rights and raising capital.

Students will leave the course with practical and substantive knowledge in areas of transactional law necessary to run a small non- or for-profit business.

Cassell is graduate of the USC School of Law. She also holds a bachelor’s in business administration from USC, with an emphasis on marketing and economics.

She came to Morton & Gettys in 2013. Her practice focuses on health care, employment and transactional law.