Melissa Tsai, J.D. – Associate

Melissa Tsai is an associate attorney at Zeppos Rautiola LLP. Her legal experience at an international law firm, international fund management company, and business transactions law firm is highly beneficial in counseling sophisticated business clients.

Practice Areas:
Business and Real Estate Transactions

Prior Experience:

Melissa Tsai began her legal career working with an international law firm as a litigation associate handling commercial and real estate matters. She handled a heavy caseload and prepared all discovery, pleadings, and motions.  From there, Melissa transitioned to an in-house role for an international fund management company dealing with foreign investors, business immigration, and providing capital stack funding to US developers.  Melissa advised C-level executives on corporate governance, corporate finance, acquisition and disposition, negotiated and closed joint venture deals, and private offerings for large commercial developments across the U.S.

In 2018, Melissa returned to the law firm environment and has since continued in her role dealing with corporate and business transactions.  Melissa’s broad-based experience, both in-house and at law firms, helps her to better understand the needs and challenges of her business clients.

J.D. Whittier Law School (2010)
B.A., International Studies University of California, Irvine (2005)

Licenses and other information

Melissa is admitted to practice law in the State of California. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

Melissa is proficient in Mandarin.

Volunteer Activities and Personal Life

  • Writing
  • Hiking
  • Traveling


Email: Melissa Tsai, J.D.