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Melissa Cari Marsh

Business Attorney at Sherman Oaks, CA

5.0   5 reviews

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About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    General business advice and counsel. Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a myriad of business, employment, entertainment, real estate, and technology contracts.

    27 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    Business entity formation, maintenance, reorganization and dissolution; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (purchase and sale of a business through stock or the assets); and the preparation, negotiation and review of contracts and commercial leases.

    27 years

  3. Real estate
    25%
    Both residential and commercial real estate matters, including: (1) foreclosure; (2) landlord-tenant matters; (3) neighbor disputes involving fences, trees, boundary lines, and encroachments.(4) the purchase and sale of both residential and commercial properties; (5) the drafting, review and negotiation of both residential and commercial leases; and (6) advising condominium homeowner associations and residents;

    27 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    15%
    See Real Estate.

    27 years

  5. Foreclosure
    5%
    See Real Estate.

    27 years

  6. Residential real estate
    5%
    See Real Estate.

    27 years

We believe our clients are best served by attorneys who focus on their transactional needs and the avoidance of litigation. To this end, we try to provide our clients with strategic legal advice and contracts tailored to their specific business objectives, and often for a flat fee. We know you are looking for efficient and prompt service at a reasonable price, and we realize that such service is not always available. We aim to provide such representation, because only satisfied clients provide repeat business and future referrals.

Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Melissa

Melissa Cari Marsh
13527 Huston St
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423

Reviews

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Posted by Fred | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Melissa Marsh is an excellent and remarkable real estate attorney
An extremely brilliant attorney dealing with real estate and landlord tenant issues. She has helped us with our family business over the last six years and has handled several very difficult cases for us with very favorable outcomes in all of them. Melissa Marsh’s rates are very reasonable and I consider the legal advise she provides the best you can get. Fred W
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Posted by Rodger Gariano | October 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No one better!!!!
Melissa is a firecracker. All I can say is USE HER!!!!! Her advice is straight and direct. No BS. Second time I use her and I will always consult her before I hire an attorney.
Posted by Patrick | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great transactional lawyer
I retained Melissa Marsh on a couple of transactions. I found her to be very accessible and flexible, thoughtful, thorough and conscientious. I shall certainly use her again if any legal issues I may have are in her area of practice. She is quite personable, too.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2009
Savy Business Attorney
I was very fortunate to have found Ms. Marsh to assist me in restructuring my jewelry business. She was kind enough to spend time with me on the phone. About a month after our initial conversation, I retained her to restructure my business and her fees were very reasonable. She is professional, responsive and a straight shooter- she will tell you how it is, the good and the bad, which I really appreciated. I highly recommend Melissa Marsh for all business legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2008
Excellent Lawyer if you can get her
She does a lot of transactional work. But also great for advice on litigation. She graduated 3rd in her class from Loyola. This is the best inside counsel you could ever hope to have.

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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office Of Melissa C. Marsh
  • 1997 - Present
  • In House Counsel
  • Oh Boy! Industries, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Contract Attorney
  • Brull, Piccionelli, Sarno & Braun
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Of Counsel
  • Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman - Beverly Hills
  • 1997 - 1998
  • In House Counsel
  • Business Sampler Advertising Inc
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Contract Attorney
  • Law Office of Stacy Sokol
  • 1996 - 1997
  • L.A. County Municipal Courts, Planning & Research Unit
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Part Time Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Robert J. Russo
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Michelle C. Lavin
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Intern
  • L.A. District Attorney Office, Child Support & Enforcement Division
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • McGill School of Law, Montreal Canada.
  • 1995
  • Trinity College, Cambridge, England
  • 1994
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Sayre Macneil Scholar
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1995
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Torts II
  • Bancroft-Whitney
  • 1995
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Trusts and Wills
  • Bancroft-Whitney
  • 1995
  • St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1994
  • Deans List
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1994
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Constitutional Law
  • Bancroft-Whitney
  • 1994
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Remedies
  • Bancroft-Whitney
  • 1994
  • Phi Delta Phi Law Honor Society
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1993
  • Political Science Honor Society
  • UCLA
  • 1991
  • National Honor Key Society
  • UCLA
  • 1990
  • Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
  • UCLA
  • 1990
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Publications

  • California Legal Transactions Guide - Matthew Bender
  • Multi Member Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Melissa
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa posts helpful answers in the landlord/tenant section of AVVO and her articles are thoughtful and well-written."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have reviewed a substantial number of Ms. Marsh's contributions on a nationwide online forum to help others and have found them to be very informative, and the recommendations very practical."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have read and reviewed a number of this lawyer's answers and found them insightful, intelligent and helpful to readers, including myself. I would recommend her as an attorney."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very impressed by the thoroughness and thoughfulness of the answers that Ms. Marsh has posted on Avvo. She has made a significant contribution to the community."