Melissa is a corporate transactional lawyer, representing clients in general business and transactional matters of all types, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, lending transactions, and financing transactions. She also assists start-up businesses with entity formation, including articles of organization, financing concerns, and liability issues. Melissa also uses her background in the mortgage industry to represent both buyers and sellers of commercial real estate in every aspect of the purchase process. She drafts and negotiates purchase agreements, lease agreements, financing instruments, and all other related agreements. She also counsels clients on every step of the due diligence process relating to title, survey, financing and land use matters.
Publications and Presentations
Moderator, “An Industry on the Brink: Legal Developments in Esports," Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, April 12, 2019
Co-author (with Ryan Fairchild), "The Business of Being a Pro Gamer: Four Ways to Protect Your Value," Esports Observer,? February 2018
Author, Seduction by Technology: Why Consumers Opt Out of Privacy by Buying into the Internet of Things, 94 TEX L. REV. 1023 (2016)