Melissa Salsano

Melissa Salsano is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation Group of Peckar & Abramson’s New York office. Her primary areas of focus include complex commercial litigation and construction law. She provides legal counsel to a range of construction industry members and has advised clients on an impressive array of projects constructed throughout the United States.  

Melissa Salsano

Senior Associate





“The counsel we provide often contributes to how various strategic business decisions are made for our clients. It is not all about legal representation. It’s also about providing sound business advice.”


A trusted advisor in her field, Ms. Salsano regularly handles complex commercial litigation matters for a range of construction and design industry clients. Having earned her degree in civil engineering, she offers her clients first-hand knowledge of the field and confronts their legal matters with a consistently practical, forward-thinking approach.

Ms. Salsano works closely with clients to develop practical strategies for resolving their legal matters effectively and efficiently. She has successfully handled numerous construction-related disputes in litigation, and is a strong promoter of alternative dispute forums that help clients save time and money.

Ms. Salsano is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. She  received her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 2014, where she served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor of a law journal. She graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S., magna cum laude, in Civil Engineering in 2011, and has received the designation from the National Counsel of Examiners for Engineers and Surveying as an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.).

While at NJIT, Ms. Salsano worked on a research project engaged by the New Jersey Department of Transportation to develop a new scour prediction model specifically tailored to New Jersey’s hydraulic conditions and geotechnical landscape. Throughout her tenure on the research project, she conducted site investigations of bridges throughout the New Jersey area to test the model. The new model is intended to reduce maintenance costs of bridges while improving public safety.

Following law school, Melissa served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Yolanda Ciccone, A.J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court in Somerville.




State of New York

State of New Jersey


New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.S.

Rutgers University School of Law, J. D.

Awards and Recognitions

New York Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2018-2019