MELANIE RUTH CLARK portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Law - Dean

Biography

Melanie Clark is a partner in the Real Estate group at Stoel Rives and has a broad real estate practice including acquisition and disposition of land, project development, leasing, and financing. She serves as counsel to developers of mixed-use, resort, and residential projects, including condominiums and vacation products. Melanie provides start-to-finish legal counsel beginning with initial land acquisition, financing, and entitlements to construction completion and operation or sale. Clients have come to rely on Melanie for her extensive experience in acquisitions and due diligence, development structuring, and leasing and sale to end users.

Melanie is also proud of her pro bono experience, which has included representing foster parents in adoption proceedings, helping undocumented immigrants obtain U-Visas, assisting wrongfully evicted tenants in subsidized housing projects, and obtaining a presidential commutation for a prisoner serving an egregious sentence for a non-violent drug conviction.