Melissa Papke - Varnum LLP

Melissa Papke

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 616-336-6425

Melissa leads the Real Estate Practice Team, and focuses her practice on corporate and real estate matters, with an emphasis on commercial sales, acquisitions, leasing, redevelopment, and construction law.  She has extensive experience in structuring primary and replacement real estate financing with banks, private investors, and joint ventures, including mezzanine and other uniquely structured secured loan facilities. Melissa offers her clients significant experience in negotiating commercial and industrial design and construction contracts, and counsels her clients throughout the construction process. In addition, she has developed a broad range of knowledge in numerous aspects of residential and mixed use condominium projects, as well as environmental transactions, ranging from conservation easements and charitable donations, to sustainable forest management and carbon offset credits.

Dartmouth CollegeBA 1995University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1998
Habitat for Humanity: Family Services West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Varnum’s Diversity Committee Inforum – Professional Women’s Alliance

Office Location

Bridgewater Place
333 Bridge Street, NW
P.O. Box 352
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law