Melissa K. Nelson is a member of the firm’s Real Estate practice group in our Washington, D.C. office where she practices in the areas of leasing, development and finance.
Melissa has extensive experience advising clients on all stages of small and large scale real property acquisitions and dispositions, including due diligence, financing, development, closing and project operations. She represents regional and national banks in negotiating financing for real estate projects of varying sizes and purposes. She is skilled at negotiating and drafting both pad and in-line retail leases, for regional and national landlords and tenants.
Melissa has developed a broad expertise in advising developers, hotel owners and operators, builders and resort owners and operators, including in the areas of planning, development, restructuring and operation of resorts, master planned communities (residential, commercial, and large scale mixed use) and various types of condominium developments, including condo-hotels and condo conversions. She is experienced in obtaining federal trademark registrations and land sales registrations at the federal and state levels (including preparation of HUD filings and out of state registrations).
Melissa received her J.D., with Honors from Emory University School of Law, where she was Executive Symposium Editor of the Emory Law Journal. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Virginia.