Melanie De Marco

Melanie is the lead attorney for the BPE transaction team and is responsible for the review and management of all transactional cases.

Business and Real Estate Law.

Melanie’s clients largely consist of business owners, investors, and dentists.

Melanie handles business and real estate transactions of all sizes. She enjoys working with clients both big and small and strives to understand each client’s particular needs. Melanie represents businesses and investors in various transaction types including mergers and acquisitions, financing, contract drafting and negotiation, formation and dissolution of business entities, and corporate governance. Melanie prides herself on taking a practical, business-minded approach to problem solving and handling the needs of her clients.

Melanie’s expertise in real estate law includes representing both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties, financing, as well as advising clients on land use and zoning matters.

Melanie strives to understand the unique needs and goals of each of her clients and to provide practical, tailored solutions. She is known for her strong communication skills and ability to explain complex legal concepts in a clear and straightforward manner.

  • Successfully represented Borrower in HUD loan refinancing transactions of $15,000,000 and $25,000,000.
  • Represented Sellers in a $50,000,000 corporate transaction with major Fortune 100 company.
  • Routinely represents both corporate and individual buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions ranging from a couple hundred thousand dollars to several million dollars.
  • Successfully negotiated technology licensing deals with foreign companies.
  • Prepares documents related to corporate formations from simple to complex.
  • Represented Lender in $15,000,000 loan crossing international jurisdictional boundaries.
  • Represented software company in $8,000,000 sale of their company.
  • Represented Sellers in $7,900,000 sale of real property to developer.
  • Routinely represent both buyers and sellers of commercial real estate.

Named Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine in 2023.

  • Presenter, SAR Regional Meetings: Legal Updates & Disclosures
  • Presenter at several local real estate brokerages re: legal updates
  • Planning for the Future; Investments and Property in Retirement
  • The Future is Bright for Craft Breweries in California – July 18, 2023
  • Navigating the New Supreme Court Decision: Sackett v. EPA – June 10, 2023
  • California Assembly Bill 2917 and Website Accessibility Requirements – January 10, 2023
  • Corporate Transparency Act: How Business Owners Can Comply With New Ownership Disclosures For Their Entities
  • Speaker at California Craft Beer Summit 2024: Brewery Lease Insights

  • Member of the California State bar
  • Admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of California.

  • Juris Doctorate Pepperdine University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate and a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Stratus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Management Option from California State University – Fresno.

Melanie enjoys anything outdoors, including off-roading, hiking, golf, camping, mountain biking, and snowboarding. If she can bring her dogs, that is a bonus.

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