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Melissa Kato

Fax +1.704.331.7598

Melissa Kato is a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office.

Melissa Kato represents institutional lenders, investors and financial institutions in a variety of secured and unsecured financial transactions, including CMBS securitizations, loan servicing-related matters, the purchase and sale of servicing rights, loan restructurings and syndicated lending transactions. She has significant experience representing servicers in CMBS transactions, including the negotiation of pooling and servicing agreements prior to securitization and in all areas of asset management thereafter.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • CRE Finance Council
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Represented master and special servicers in multiple transactions involving CMBS securitizations, including conduit and single-asset securitizations;
  • Represented servicers in various CRE CLO and CDO transactions;
  • Represented servicers in multiple matters in connection with the servicing of securitization and non-securitized loans, including loan assumptions, cash management, consents, modifications, interim servicing arrangements and the purchase and sale of servicing rights;
  • Represented clients in multiple restructurings and workouts of commercial real estate and hotel portfolios; and
  • Represented issuing banks and administrative agents in negotiating and drafting the documentation for numerous syndicated credit facilities.