Melanie R Finkelstein

Ms. Finkelstein’s practice is focused on representation of borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of structured finance transactions, as well as mortgage regulatory compliance.

She has worked on a variety of transactions for borrowers, lenders and servicers in structured finance transactions, warehouse financings, sales and acquisitions of servicing platforms and mortgage servicing rights, issuances of term notes and variable funding notes and other financings.

Melanie has extensive mortgage regulatory experience, and has regularly written and spoken at industry conferences on topics including TRID Rules, mortgage servicing and foreclosure prevention trends, and mortgage licensing.


  • JD, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Order of the Coif, 2006
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Represents borrowers and lenders with respect to the financing of residential mortgage loans, servicing rights, and residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities.

Represents financial institutions with respect to warehouse and repurchase agreements.
Represents borrowers and lenders with respect to servicing advance facilities and related note issuances.

Represented Ginnie Mae in connection with its Multiclass Securities Program and Mortgage-Backed Securities Program. She has also assisted mortgage lenders and brokers in their compliance with federal, state and local mortgage banking regulations.