Melissa Martin is a Texas and New York licensed attorney who focuses her practice on real estate and corporations. Ms. Martin assists clients in the acquisition, financing, leasing, and development of improved and unimproved real property throughout the Southwest United States.
Melissa Martin has experience in commercial, farm and ranch, and residential real estate transactions with a primary focus on multi-family and retail development/leasing. Ms. Martin also advises clients on estate planning and general corporate matters.
Prior to joining ScottHulse, Melissa Martin served as corporate and litigation counsel for a financial investment firm managing real estate portfolios.
Ms. Martin earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Arts in International Relations from the American University in Washington, DC, where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable G. Michael Harvey at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Ms. Martin earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ms. Martin attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology with a minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies. As an undergraduate, she was a research assistant for the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and a reporter for The Daily Bruin.
Ms. Martin is a member of the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of legal scholars who champion advanced legal education and professional ethics within the legal profession. She is a participant in the Leadership El Paso Class XXXXIV, sponsored by the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. She is also a board member of the West Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ms. Martin is an active member of several other professional organizations, including the El Paso Women’s Bar Association, where she is a mentor to young women pursuing a career in law through the Association’s MILE program.