Melanie M. McMenamin

Melanie M. McMenamin


Melanie’s practice focuses on the representation of a government sponsored entity as national counsel in connection with the origination of non-recourse mortgage loans secured primarily by multifamily residential properties. Melanie also has a broad range of experience representing lenders, issuers, and a national statistical rating agency in transactions involving large loan origination (secured by commercial real property and ground leases, including shopping centers, office buildings, low income housing, and resorts), mezzanine financing, loan sales and purchases, CMBS and RMBS securitization, and post-closing modifications including defeasances, from her time practicing in Dechert LLP’s finance & real estate group.

Melanie maintains a practice advising entrepreneurs in start-up matters and teaches on the faculty of Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, where she serves as the Founding Director of the law school’s Clinic for Law & Entrepreneurship. She has also served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School as the Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in Penn’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.

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