Business Law – Water and Wastewater Law
Melissa H. Sayer focuses on helping clients manage risk and identify their long-term goals. Melissa serves her clients’ best interests by providing thoughtful and practical advice up-front to minimize potential issues or litigation later. She advises corporate clients and individuals in general business issues and securities matters, from helping startups, to advising established businesses with late-stage financing. She also assists clients in navigating issues related to agriculture, oil and gas, and water.
As a co-owner of a citrus and avocado ranch outside Santa Paula, Melissa relates firsthand to a business’ challenges and issues. This enables her to integrate her business background and legal expertise in advising clients.
Melissa speaks and writes frequently on corporate law and general business issues for legal and general-interest publications. She is actively involved in the community, serving on the board of directors for the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) and on the Corporate Committee for Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), an organization that assists low-income women become financially independent through business ownership. She also serves as a business advisor providing pro bono legal advice to WEV participants. She previously served on the board of the Museum of Ventura County. Melissa is A to Z Law’s representative to the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved with business growth in the Santa Paula area.
Melissa was admitted to the bar in 1994, after graduating first in her class from Santa Clara University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in environmental studies/earth sciences and political science from Eckerd College in Florida, where she graduated with High Honors. She also served as a judicial intern for the Federal District Court of Hawaii. She moved her practice to Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP where she practiced for 10 years before joining A to Z Law. She was named among the Pacific Coast Business Times’ 40 under 40 in 2003 and selected to participate in the Young Farmers Business Institute. She previously practiced business transaction and securities law in Silicon Valley for one of California’s largest law firms and taught Legal Aspects of Business as an adjunct professor for National University.
Melissa enjoys sailing, gardening and working on her ranch, where she spends time with her family and her goats, dogs, cats and chickens.
Building strong working relationships with clients is important to Melissa, who believes this partnership ensures clients will make the best legal decisions possible for their businesses and their lives.
Melissa can be reached at (805) 988-9886 or email@example.com