Melinda Sesto

BANK & FINANCE LAWYER
Shareholder at Buchalter
Los Angeles California 90017

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  • Buchalter
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  • 1000 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Melinda Sesto’s practice focuses on commercial finance, real estate finance, intercreditor arrangements, letter of credit reimbursement agreements, negotiation of guarantees, servicing agreements, loan workouts, real property acquisitions/dispositions, and general contract negotiations. She is an advocate and problem solver with a strong background in analyzing risk and negotiating and achieving legal/business solutions.

Ms. Sesto represents and advises:

  • Institutional lenders and borrowers in structuring and negotiating secured loans for all asset types, including asset-based lending transactions, owner occupied and investment property real estate secured loans, winery, crop and other agricultural loans, construction loans, and letters of credit supporting bond financings.
  • Loan servicers and credit unions in drafting form master and special servicing agreements, and independent contractor agreements.
  • Institutional lenders in the purchase and sale of loan pools and mortgage backed loans, including negotiation of non-disclosure agreements and loan sale agreements.
  • Secured creditors and loan servicers, in complex workouts and the restructuring of troubled real estate and technology loans, including syndicated loan modifications, forbearance agreements, and non-judicial foreclosures.
  • Institutional investors and lenders in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and commercial condominium acquisitions and dispositions (including REO properties) and leasing.
  • Corporate and non-profit clients with respect to general contracts, guarantees, releases, and indemnity agreements.

Ms. Sesto has worked with the Alliance for Children’s Rights representing pro bono clients in guardianship adoption cases, is a former pro bono panel attorney for the Aids Legal Referral Panel, a past member serving on the City of Sausalito Historic Landmarks Board and previously served on the Board of Directors of Legal Assistance for Seniors in Oakland. She has lectured on, and written about, title insurance coverage, trusts as borrowers and guarantors, and creditors’ rights issues.

In addition to her law firm experience, her background includes negotiating and analyzing complex insurance claims, and creating, developing and promoting large-scale music and micro-brewery festivals.

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