|Sepehr "Sep" Melamed is of counsel to SML LLP, specializing in real estate transactions.
Mr. Melamed has a general real estate transactions practice including acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing of commercial, industrial, retail, residential and mixed use properties. He works closely with developers, investors, lenders, architects, contractors, engineers, brokers and consultants in all stages of such transactions from initial planning to negotiating and documentation.
Mr. Melamed advises clients in joint ventures, syndications, acquisitions and divestitures, and in residential and commercial leases. He also structures, negotiates and forms private equity funds and co-investment/partnership transactions for real estate developers.
Mr. Melamed regularly advises clients on matters relating to mortgage conduit loans created for the capital markets. These loans typically involve stringent borrower covenants and requirements, including the formation of special purpose entities and bankruptcy remote provisions.
Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Melamed was a real estate broker with Marcus & Millichap, the nation’s largest commercial real estate brokerage firm and then with South Park Group, Inc., a full-service commercial broker in Los Angeles.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Melamed left South Park Group and founded his own legal practice and Prime Properties Real Estate, Inc., an affiliated licensed real estate brokerage, both in Beverly Hills. Mr. Melamed affiliated his legal practice with SML in February 2011. He is concurrently continuing to operate Prime Properties and to invest in real estate transactions.
Mr. Melamed received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in psychobiology and his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Loyola Law School (J.D. 2001); University of California, Los Angeles (B.S. 1996)
California, U.S. District Court for Central District of California
Areas of Focus
Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Litigation
Honors & Distinctions
Member of Team Beverly Hills Government