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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2007, Order of St. Ives, Denver University Law Review, Senior Staff Editor, 2005-2006; Editor, 2004-2005
    • B.S., University of Oregon, 1997, Biochemistry, with honors
By understanding both business goals and strategies, Melinda Pasquini is able to better serve clients. As a previous business owner, with more than 20 years of combined legal and corporate experience, Melinda leads complex transactions with a collaborative approach that meets clients’ business and legal needs. Melinda is dedicated to comprehending a client's industry to ensure her legal advice makes good business sense.

Melinda partners with local and national developers, health care providers, retailers, distributors, restaurants, agribusiness and energy clients to address the real estate needs specific to their industry. Melinda's practice focuses on all aspects of real estate, including:
  • Low-income housing tax credit, senior and affordable housing transactions
  • Acquisition, divestment and management of multi-family apartment investment portfolios
  • Health care real estate transactions including acquisitions, divestments, development, financing and leasing of health care facilities and the associated compliance with federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws
  • Commercial property acquisition, development and entitlements
  • Real estate transactions for corporate mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Complex real estate financing involving multiple lenders and governmental agencies
  • Commercial leasing preparation and negotiation for national landlords and tenants
  • Title examination and curative for drilling and division order title opinions
  • Representation of national nonprofit health care systems in asset and stock acquisitions, development and leasing programs.
  • Advise global health care provider on national leasing transactions and disputes.
  • Counsel affordable housing clients in obtaining public subsidies from various city, state and federal agencies, including associated compliance and recapture consultation.
  • Lead transactional attorney for the development of affordable senior housing projects and the associated tax credit transactions.
  • Negotiation of revolving lines of credit secured by collateral real estate in excess of $100 million.
  • Counsel national lenders in work-outs, loan modifications and asset protection.
  • Establish and manage client programs, including employee training, on best practices for the compliance, business and legal management of property holdings.
  • Representation of discount retailer in international acquisition and leasing transactions.
  • Representation of discount retailer in acquisition and development of stores nationwide.
  • Representation of utility provider in acquisition of power plants and related pipeline facilities.
  • Representation of distributor in land acquisition for diesel engine remanufacturing plant.
  • Negotiation of railroad track and land leases with national and regional transportation companies.
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Co-Author, Colorado Lawyer
December 2019
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Speaker, Housing Now Conference
October 10, 2019
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Featured, Housing Colorado
March 25, 2019
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December 7, 2017
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December 7, 2017
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Presenter; Housing Colorado Now! 
October 12, 2017
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Presenter; Housing Colorado Now! 
October 11, 2017
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Basics of Affordable Housing Financing
March 27, 2017
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The Life Cycle of a Commercial Real Estate Development
Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Fall Update

October 13, 2016
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Opening Doors that Finance Fair Housing
Presenter; Housing Colorado Now!
October 6, 2016