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Melissa Torto

Melissa L. Torto

  • Owner & Managing Partner

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Practice Areas

  • Egg Donation
  • Embryo Donation
  • Surrogate Parenting Law


Melissa works closely with surrogacy agencies across the country, primarily ConceiveAbilities LLC in Chicago, Illinois, leveraging her extensive knowledge of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) law. She has worked as an ART and Surrogacy Attorney since graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 2015. Melissa has assisted hundreds of parents with drafting and negotiating egg donor and gestational carrier agreements, as well as establishing parentage rights, drafting insurance appeals and adoption petitions, and guiding parents through the legal issues that surround the entire surrogacy process.

Melissa has been a moderator on panels for the American Bar Association and continues her surrogacy outreach by visiting clinics and attending conferences regarding Family and Surrogacy Law. In addition to her legal degree, Melissa holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Stonehill College.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2022
  • Massachusetts, 2015


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Circle Surrogacy - 2016 - 2020, Lawyer
  • ConceiveAbilities - 2020 - 2021, Lawyer

Published Works

  • International Family Law - Habitual Residence, Changing Custody Rights, and Wrongful Retention and Removal under the Hague, Suffolk University Transnational Law Review, 2014

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association - Family Law - 2016