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Glina, Mel
Mel Glina
Project Manager, Real Estate
P: +1.713.221.1103
F: +1.713.437.5387

Melissa Officer


Ms. Glina is a Project Manager in the Business and Regulatory section of Bracewell LLP. Ms. Glina has more than 15 years of experience in all phases of energy transactions and commercial real estate projects including both upstream and midstream oil and gas projects, pipelines and terminals. Her experience also includes the sale, acquisition and development of office, retail, mixed-use development, industrial and energy facilities; construction contracts; as well as office and industrial leasing, synthetic leases and other leveraged leases. She has had direct oversight responsibility for a national lease audit for a Fortune 100 company and has been lead coordinator of title and survey review teams for specific markets in national divestiture campaigns. Ms. Glina also has experience assisting in the debt restructuring and finance transactions of energy companies for lead arrangers and administrative agents, and the acquisition and divestiture of  assets and companies. Additionally, she has experience with contracts management, including oil and gas master service agreements, drilling contracts, cell tower leasing and site review, and other corporate and general transactions.

Ms. Glina is additionally a TBLS Board Certified Paralegal in Real Estate Law. She has been published in and interviewed for various national and state publications such as Legal Examiner, and is a guest speaker at many CLE programs and forums on the topics of ethics, commercial real estate, and the role of paralegals in today’s economically conservative legal market. She has additionally served as an adjunct professor teaching Real Estate Law at a local Houston community college system.


B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1987


Board Certified Paralegal in Real Estate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005
NALA CP, 2000


State Bar of Texas, PD
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