Melissa Davis Lowe

Melissa Davis Lowe

Partner
Location:
Irvine, California
Phone:
949-427-1654
949-340-3400
Fax:
949-340-3000
Email:

Practice Admissions: United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Eastern & Northern District of California and all the courts of the State of California.

Melissa is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy and Reorganization department and is a resident of the Irvine office. Melissa graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College at the University of Arizona with a B.S.B.A. in Finance in 2003. Ms. Lowe earned her J.D. in 2006 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and earned her Tax LL.M. from Loyola Law School in 2008. During law school, Ms. Lowe was a staff member of the Loyola Entertainment Law Review and a Scott Moot Court competitor and competed as a finalist in the American Bar Association Law Student Tax Challenge. She also held several leadership positions at the University of Arizona and at Loyola, including President of Phi Alpha Delta. 

Ms. Lowe was named a Rising Star in Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine in each of 2013 through 2016.  Ms. Lowe is also active in the community. She is a member of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, serving as its President in 2013, and of the Orange County Bar Association, and is active with the California Bankruptcy Forum. She also sits on the Board of Directors, and volunteers with, The First Tee of Orange County and will serve as it's Secretary in 2018. 

Ms. Lowe also co-authored articles entitled "Who's on First?  How the Insolvency of a Construction Company Can Change the Priorities of a Secured Creditor - Even When It Has Fully Perfected Lien Rights!" which was published in the California Bankruptcy Journal in 2014 and "Subrogation in Bankruptcy: Inconsistencies in Treatment With Tax Claims" which was published in the California Bankruptcy Journal in 2008. Her co-authored article "A Discussion of the Effect of the Insolvency of a Construction Company on the Priorities of a Secured Creditor" was also published in Business Law News in 2016.

Ms. Lowe especially enjoys hiking and golfing and resides in Lake Forest with her husband Jerry and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Financial Transactions

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Tax LL.M. - 2008
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.S.B.A. - 2003