Melissa Mandel is an attorney who specializes in real estate and landlord-tenant law, having earned both her undergraduate degree from University of Florida as well as her Juris Doctorate from Florida International University.
Her vocal timbre and strong musical presence draw audiences close. She has been performing across the country.
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Early Life and Education
Melissa Mandel hails from Long Island, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston as a dual major in Music Business and Performance. A well-renowned vocalist having performed at Carnegie Hall and Birdland. Melissa co-founded Berklee’s Music Business Club.
Ms. Wehbe is currently Director of Springboard Fellowship at Hillel International and previously oversaw training and alumni strategy for City Year Jacksonville and Teach For America. In addition, she completed the Mandel Executive Leadership Program and volunteers coaching basketball for Special Olympics as well as rescuing manatees.
Melissa relocated to Berlin the year that Angela Merkel took office and has covered four of her governments since then, covering issues such as Energiewende, German debt repayments, immigration trends and strains in transatlantic relationsihp.
She specializes in landlord/tenant and commercial litigation throughout New York City – covering the five boroughs as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. She graduated with honors from University of North Florida before earning a Juris Doctorate at University of Florida College of Law.
She currently manages the training and alumni strategy of Hillel International’s Springboard Fellowship program. In addition, she provides community investment, Israel engagement and travel through committees and community missions.
Melissa’s oil paintings explore industrial mop heads, feminism and labor through an abstracted style. She uses complex compositions with vibrant hues to enthrall viewers rather than be mere spectators of these scenes. An avid traveler herself, Melissa also spends much of her free time swing dancing and photographing.
Achievement and Honors
Melissa Mandel is a member of the Florida Bar, as well as admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. She possesses experience handling complex business litigation cases as well as real estate and banking related disputes.
At the University of North Florida, she earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors – Cum Laude. There she competed competitively on Trial Team and University of Florida Moot Court Team and received several book awards for written argument and oral advocacy in Moot Court competition.
As a performer, she boasts an emotive vocal timbre and strong musical presence that resonates with audiences. As part of a team effort to better herself and the choir, she welcomes constructive criticism to improve both herself and its performance. She is heavily engaged with Liberty’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), serving as co-chair for Amigos East region.
Melissa Mandel is a practicing attorney at Ephron-Mandel & Howard, LLP specializing in Real Estate: Business legal matters. Additionally, she serves on the board of Liberty Resources Group; previously, she worked at Liberty National Bank and Amigos East region and joined WE@Liberty’s Tri State Chapter as a member.
She is an enthusiastic performer with a powerful emotional vocal timbre and dynamic musical presence, captivating audiences everywhere she performs. Her music offers audiences a time-travelling journey of pop and rock covers from artists that have inspired her.
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At 8, she began taking dance lessons and later private ones. Additionally, she started modeling and appeared in several TV shows such as Beverly Hills 90210 and Silk Stalkings.
Her first marriage, with horse trainer John Endicott, cost approximately $3 Million and ended with their divorce in 2003. Edgar Cooper Endicott is their only child from this union.
Melissa is currently single and her love life remains unknown to the general public. As a vegan and animal rights activist, Melissa is active with PETA and recently filed a malpractice suit against Yorkville Endoscopy after their procedure resulted in the death of her mother following routine procedures in 2014. Melissa currently resides in an $11 Million mansion located in Santa Monica, California.