Melissa Kato


300 South Tryon Street, Suite 1000
Charlotte, NC 28202

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.


  • B.A., University of Michigan (2002)
    (High Distinction)
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School (2005)
    (Cum Laude)


Bar of Illinois, Bar of North Carolina
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