Marissa Harper

Associate Attorney

Marissa R. Harper is an associate who concentrates her legal practice in the areas of business transactions, real estate transactions, leasing, litigation and arbitration, as well as zoning, land use, municipal law, and wills and estate administration.  She came to Zator Law after serving in the United States Army as an officer and attorney with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  As a JAG lawyer, she specialized in ethics, litigation, and wills and estate planning.  While on active duty, Marissa deployed to Germany with the Regionally Aligned Forces Mission (RAFM) where her role in Operations demanded she find creative and quick solutions to dynamic and ever-changing scenarios involving forces from Poland, Romania, and other NATO allies.  At Zator Law, she makes good use of the skills and values she sharpened in the military, such as dedication, responsiveness, and integrity.

After serving in the Army on Active Duty for 5 years and being stationed at many different Army bases, Marissa is happy to be back home in the Lehigh Valley.

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Marissa graduated Villanova University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science from the Villanova Business School.  While she studied for her double major in Business Management and International Business and a double minor in Business Law/Corporate Governance and Marketing, she earned her place in the Gamma Phi Business Honor Society, Order of Omega Honor Society, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  She then pursued her law degree at Boston University School of Law  where she served as Editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine and participated as a Judge in the J. Newton Esdaile Appellate Moot Court Program.  It was in Boston where she learned to love running, physical fitness, and ironically, cannoli from Mike’s Pastries.

Marissa continues to serve as a Reservist in the United States Army.  She has completed the Tough Mudder competition, the Marine Corps Marathon, numerous half marathons, and several triathlons.  She currently resides in Lower Macungie with her husband, Tom, where they are always on the lookout for new running/hiking trails and for opportunities to be involved in the community.

Marissa’s Recent Posts

Holdover Tenants: What are the Property Owner’s Rights?

With current vacancy rates for commercial and industrial properties being at an all-time low, the incidence of holdover tenants occupying their units beyond the contractual expiration date of their lease is much more prevalent.  Institutional landlords (REITS) often...

One Warm Coat Drive benefits The Caring Place

Our One Warm Coat Drive has been concluded and again we are so grateful for the generous support of our employees and friends.  We collected 6 dozen coats for The Caring Place in Allentown. The Caring Place’s Mission is to “reach out to young people who...

Defamation and the Internet: A Study in Statutory Immunity

The Internet is a seemingly limitless universe of ideas, marketing and free speech.  At times, that speech can be cruel, misleading and objectionable.  Often, the most offensive speech appears on blogs and other websites which allow for postings by individuals other...