Melissa A. Clark

Senior Counsel


Melissa is a real estate transactional attorney whose practice focuses on a broad range of complex transactions.  Her experience includes representing owners, investors, developers, lenders and operators in a wide variety of commercial real estate matters relating to the acquisition, disposition, financing, workout and management of hotels, resorts, casinos, offices, residential developments and other commercial real estate properties, both domestically and in cross-border transactions, including single asset and portfolio deals.  Accordingly, she has extensive experience drafting and negotiating real property and financing transaction documents, including ground leases and purchase agreements (both asset and equity) for new and existing developments.  She also has experience representing buyers and sellers in high end residential transactions.

Awards &


  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2016


Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Named 2018 National Tier 1 Law Firm of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Law in U.S. News & World Report 2018 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, a preeminent full-service law firm specializing in real estate, today announced it was... More»


Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California


  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
  • B.A., Vassar College