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Melissa N. VanSickle

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215 South Monroe Street
Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32301
melissa.vansickle@nelsonmullins.com

Melissa VanSickle is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. She represents buyers and sellers in all aspects of the sale and acquisition of commercial property and represents developers in commercial and residential projects. She also provides general counsel services to her clients and regularly represents financial institutions for the drafting and closing of...

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Melissa VanSickle is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. She represents buyers and sellers in all aspects of the sale and acquisition of commercial property and represents developers in commercial and residential projects. She also provides general counsel services to her clients and regularly represents financial institutions for the drafting and closing of all types of real estate related loans.         

She is an adjunct professor at The Florida State University College of Law where she teaches Real Estate – Beyond the Fundamentals.

She was elected as a representative for the Second Judicial Circuit on The Florida Bar Board of Governors in 2016 and is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. VanSickle is also the chair of the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and a member of the Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors where she serves as the Chair-Elect. She was the president of the Tallahassee Bar Association in 2013-2014.

all types of real estate related loans.         

She is an adjunct professor at The Florida State University College of Law where she teaches Real Estate – Beyond the Fundamentals.

She was elected as a representative for the Second Judicial Circuit on The Florida Bar Board of Governors in 2016 and is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. VanSickle is also the chair of the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and a member of the Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors where she serves as the Chair-Elect. She was the president of the Tallahassee Bar Association in 2013-2014.

Melissa VanSickle is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer. She represents buyers and sellers in all aspects of the sale and acquisition of commercial property and represents developers in commercial and residential projects. She also provides general counsel services to her clients and regularly represents financial institutions for the drafting and closing of... all types of real estate related loans.         

She is an adjunct professor at The Florida State University College of Law where she teaches Real Estate – Beyond the Fundamentals.

She was elected as a representative for the Second Judicial Circuit on The Florida Bar Board of Governors in 2016 and is a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. VanSickle is also the chair of the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel and a member of the Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors where she serves as the Chair-Elect. She was the president of the Tallahassee Bar Association in 2013-2014.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Representation of lender in closing $47 million construction loan related to large retail lifestyle center, including drafting all loan documents, negotiating lease matters, and managing “stop-start” process involving multiple subcontractors
  • Representation of publicly traded real estate developer with multi-use developments, including drafting covenants and restrictions, easements, and development agreements; negotiating purchase and sale agreements; and reviewing title and plats
  • Regular representation of real estate and development company in acquiring and leasing a large portfolio of office and retail properties
  • Representation in negotiation of lease agreements including shopping centers, office buildings, industrial centers, and long term ground leases for developer, lender, and tenant clients
  • Ongoing representation as general counsel of public entity in general real estate and contract matters, economic incentive agreements, and other collaborations

Certifications

  • Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, The Florida Bar

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, JD (2002)
  • Florida State University, BS, Biological Science (1998)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

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  • Tallahassee Democrat’s “25 Women You Need to Know” (2014)
  • Florida Legal Elite Up and Comers by Florida Trend magazine (2011)
  • Thomas M. Ervin Distinguished Young Lawyer Award by the Tallahassee Bar Association (2011)
  • Chair-Elect, Board of Governors of Leadership Tallahassee 
  • Executive Committee and Elected Second Judicial Circuit Representative, The Florida Bar Board of Governors 
  • Chair, Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel
  • Executive Council Member, The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Treasurer, William H. Stafford American Inn of Court
  • Volunteer, Justice Teaching
  • Volunteer, Last Hope Rescue
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