Phone: (814) 456-5301
Fax: (814) 456-1112

Melissa Michaelson
Real Estate Paralegal

Melissa has 27 years of experience as a real estate paralegal, spending the last 17 here at Marsh Schaaf working with Attorney Michael Nelson.  Her former roles as a mortgage loan originator, processor, and real estate agent afford her a unique perspective and the ability to navigate even the most complex transactions.  Melissa is a licensed Pennsylvania Title Agent and a Notary Public.  In her spare time, Melissa owns and operates Erie Real Estate, an informational website for paralegals and attorneys in Erie County.

Areas of Paralegal Experience

  • Real Estate
    • Residential and Commercial Transactions
    • Buyers, Sellers, and Lending Institutions
    • Complex 1031 Exchange Transactions
  • Title Insurance



  • Associate Degree, Paralegal Studies – Bradford School of Business (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting – University of Phoenix (2008)
  • Master of Science in Accounting – University of Phoenix (2011)