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Melissa P. Anderson, Senior Associate

Melissa P. Anderson, Senior Associate

Melissa Anderson is a Florida Bar Board Certified City, County, & Local Government attorney. She has over twenty five years of experience representing governmental agencies and private parties, and is former corporate counsel for two publicly traded telecommunications companies.

A Florida native, Ms. Anderson began her legal career as an Assistant Broward County Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, representing the county in land use and environmental matters. Eventually, she became one of two attorneys representing the Broward County Port Everglades Department in all matters affecting the Port, including complex real estate and construction matters. She assisted the Port in implementing more stringent security restrictions in coordination with state and federal authorities after September 11, 2001.

After leaving Broward County in 2006, Ms. Anderson continued to represent government entities, including the cities of Lake Worth, Hallandale Beach, and Indian River County. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in representing government entities in real estate, procurement matters, contracting, public records, ethics and government in the sunshine law. She has represented government clients in complex land use and environmental matters. As outside counsel for the Village of Royal Palm Beach, Ms. Anderson assisted a coalition of cities, including West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, successfully challenge developer proposed changes to the Palm Beach County comprehensive plan.

In 2012, she became the Southeastern Regional Government Relations Counsel for Crown Castle, Inc., a Fortune 1000 telecommunications corporation. In her role as Government Relations Counsel, Ms. Anderson represented the company in telecommunications matters before 28 cities and 3 counties in the state of Florida as well as most major cities in the Southeastern United States, including Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC. Prior to joining the Firm in 2018, Ms. Anderson had her own practice representing several government entities, including Broward County and the cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth, as well as private entities including Airbnb.


Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Ansay, P.A. offers its services to clients throughout Florida, including those located in Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.



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