Senior Paralegal

Melanie MacLellan joined BVA as Senior Paralegal in 2021.  As our in-house Paralegal, Melanie interfaces with nearly all internal departments including Development, Leasing, Property Management, as well as members of BVA’s executive management team.  Prior to joining BVA, Melanie worked for one of the nation’s largest law firms, Perkins Coie LLP.

Melanie received her Paralegal degree from Edmonds College, and has nearly 20 years’ experience.  Her extensive legal background includes managing complex litigation matters in the areas of consumer finance, real estate, product liability, internet privacy and security, medical malpractice, labor and employment, antitrust, intellectual property, and environmental. Melanie is also experienced in entity formations, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.  She has assisted with document analysis and preparation, due diligence reviews, state and federal corporate securities compliance, and transaction support relating to private debt and equity financings.  Her experience is also wide-ranging, having worked on matters in various jurisdictions including Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Melanie and her husband reside in Eagle with their four teenage daughters.  Together they enjoy a variety of activities including bee keeping, cooking, gardening, and watching their girls play basketball.