Melissa M. PalozolaMelissa Palozola Clark Hill
Melissa M. Palozola
Melissa Palozola concentrates her practice on business and real estate law, including litigation and transactional matters. She has successfully prosecuted and defended actions in commercial, residential, and real estate litigation with an emphasis in the areas of commercial contracts, corporate, limited liability company and partnership disputes, commercial and mortgage banking, foreclosure, fraud, commercial and residential construction disputes, real estate brokerage disputes, seller and broker misrepresentation and non-disclosure, title insurance, escrow disputes, homeowner association disputes, adjoining landowner and boundary disputes, and landlord/tenant disputes in both state and federal courts.
Melissa offers transactional expertise in the areas of lease negotiation and drafting, real property acquisitions and sales, land use, and easements. She counsels commercial and residential owners, partners, investors, buyers and sellers of real property, developers, contractors, architects, lenders, brokers and landlords.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Ms. Palozola served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Richard Clifton for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Honolulu, Hawaii and was employed with a prominent litigation firm in San Francisco. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.
Melissa received her BA, cum laude, in international relations from Boston University in 2006, and her JD, Dean’s List, from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 2011. At Washington University, Melissa served as a judicial extern to the Honorable William D. Stiehl for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, was an articles editor for the Technology, Innovation & Commerce Law Review and a member of the Order of Omega Honors Society, Sigma Alpha Lamba Society National Leadership and Honors, and other organizations.