Melissa C. Martorella joined Geraci Law Firm as an Associate Attorney in the Banking and Finance section in August 2015. Ms. Martorella’s experience includes representing lenders and brokers, preparing commercial, residential, and construction loan documents, as well as drafting assignments, extensions, modifications, and subordination agreements.
Ms. Martorella also has experience assisting with negotiating the terms of transactions, drafting custom language, and closing loans. Ms. Martorella has prepared loan documents for transactions all over the country and ensures compliance with state-specific laws.
Melissa is a 2015 graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. While in law school, Melissa was a Lead Article Editor and later a Senior Research Editor for the UCI Law Review. She also participated in the Community and Economic Development Clinic as a team leader on a major complex litigation case.
As a second year, she was a Research Assistant to Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, and later interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Finally, she was involved with the UCI Law Mentorship and Pre-Law Outreach Programs, where she mentored incoming law students and reviewed personal statements for potential law school applicants.
Prior to law school, Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and History from Boston College in 2010. In 2011, she graduated from Tufts University with a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus in Spanish Secondary Education.