Louise S. Melchor
practices in the areas of commercial real estate finance and creditors' rights matters, including loan restructuring, asset recovery and bankruptcy representation.
Ms. Melchor is a litigator and transactional attorney with a focus on commercial and construction lending. Her transaction practice includes representing lenders in commercial and construction loan matters, including the drafting of loan documents and review of due diligence documents and title work. Ms. Melchor also represents lenders in loan workouts, including preparation of forbearance documents, settlement agreements, and deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions.
Ms. Melchor regularly represents lenders both in commercial mortgage foreclosure and confessed judgment actions, including defending petitions to open/strike judgments and recovering assets through receivership and sheriff sales. She also represents lenders in all aspects of Chapter 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcy cases, including preparation of proofs of claims, motions for stay relief, motions to dismiss, debtor-in-possession financing, defense of preference claims and other creditor rights issues.
Ms. Melchor is a 2006 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Environmental Law Moot Court team, which received the award for Best Brief at the national Pace University Environmental Moot Court competition. Ms. Melchor is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and Drexel University (M.S.).
•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2011-present
•Deeb Petrakis Blum & Murphy, P.C.
- Associate, 2006-2011
- Project Manager/Environmental Engineer, 1999-2005
•New Castle County, DE
- Environmental Engineer, 1995-1998
Civic and Charitable Activities
•South of South Neighborhood Association
- Co-chair and member of Community Impact Committee
•Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
- Pro bono attorney
• Contributor, Duane Morris Banking Law Blog
•Co-author, City of Philadelphia Requests Proposals to Implement Online Auction for Sale and Assignment of Delinquent Real Estate Tax Liens, Duane Morris Alert, May 6, 2015
•Author, Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Amended, Clarifying Open-End Construction Loan Mortgage Priority, Duane Morris Alert, July 15, 2014
•Co-author, Revised Common Level Ratio for Philadelphia May Entitle Certain Taxpayers to a Refund, Duane Morris Alert, February 20, 2013