Melisa is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Business Practice Group. Her practice focuses on transactional real estate and construction law. She also has experience in employment law, entity formation and insurance defense.
Melisa has a unique background in real estate title examination and underwriting for both residential and commercial transactions. Her multifaceted professional background includes experience with a variety of real estate matters, including: navigating title imperfections, assisting with property distribution in probate, and all aspects of real estate acquisition and sale. Her familiarity with title insurance endorsements, underwriting, and the effects of litigation on property owners, provide her with a unique ability to serve clients. She also assists clients with foreclosure and eviction actions, when necessary.
Education & Bar Admissions:
Melisa received her Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Justice from Central Washington University.
Melisa is admitted to practice in the Oregon State Courts, Washington State Courts and U.S District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Real Estate and Land Use section, Oregon Bar Association, Member
Real Property, Probate and Trust section, Washington Bar Association, Member
Oregon Women Lawyers, Past Member
Cascade Women Lawyers, Past Board Member
When not practicing law, Melisa enjoys playing golf, skiing and all things involving cross-stitch and embroidery. Melisa enjoys spending time with her family and riding her motorcycle throughout the beautiful Northwest.
Melisa has presented classes in the area of real estate covering various topics, including: Foreclosures, Judicial & Non-Judicial in Oregon; Easements; and Bankruptcy for Title Professionals.