Melissa B. Brisman, JD, studied at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in law at Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor) in 1996. She was the first attorney to obtain court orders directing genetic parents be placed on original birth certificates of children born to gestational carriers in the State of Maine and New Jersey and also the first attorney to obtain a court order placing two women, and then two men, on the birth certificate of their child, without an adoption, in the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, respectively. She opened her own reproductive law firm in 2000 in Montvale, New Jersey. She also works with New England Fertility Institute. Throughout her career, she has been granted multiple awards for her work with infertility clients. Melissa B. Brisman is a member of many associations connected to law and reproductive medicine.

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