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Melanie Jacobs Houke joined DesChamps Law Firm in 2012. She currently works with both attorneys in regards to the real estate litigation and transactional practice areas of the firm. Melanie assists with all aspects of the firm’s real estate law practice, including commercial, residential, and multi-family acquisition and sale transactions, and commercial loan and other real estate financing transactions. She assists with all aspects of a transaction, including the preparation of purchase agreements and other documents, the review, analysis and resolution of title and survey issues, and organizing and assisting with transaction closings. Melanie also has experience in the area of commercial leasing, commercial evictions and related landlord/tenant remedies, statutory and judicial mortgage foreclosures, partition actions, quiet title actions, and receivership matters for distressed real estate. She also assists in the preparation of real estate conveyance documents and performs real property searches for both the real estate and litigation departments in the firm.

Additionally, Melanie assists the litigation attorneys with, e-filing, file management, trial preparation, jury selections, and she also assists the attorneys during trial at both the circuit court and district court levels.

Melanie is a Notary Public for the State of South Carolina.

Outside of work Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter. Melanie is also a member of Ekklesia Christian Church and spends a lot of her free time with various church related activities and events.