Melanie Murakami

Partner

Los Angeles
t: 213.236.9063
f: 213.236.9060
mmurakami@hawkins.com
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Melanie Murakami
Ms. Murakami is a member of the firm’s infrastructure procurement, contract and finance group advising public agencies and leaders in developing public works projects on an alternative delivery and P3 basis. She is currently assisting with the firm’s representation of the project owner on the South Coast Water District Doheny Ocean Desalination Project located in Dana Point, California, the City of Lake Oswego wastewater treatment plant located in the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and the Kalaeloa seawater desalination project located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In addition to her infrastructure procurement practice, Ms. Murakami has over twenty years of experience in a broad variety of public finance transactions, particularly in California, and in particular has specialized in the representation of credit and liquidity providers. She has extensive public finance experience in short-term financings, including variable rate demand obligations and commercial paper, both as counsel to the credit and liquidity providers and as bond counsel, in a broad variety of public finance transactions, including lease revenue, assessment, special tax, teeter obligation, sales tax revenue, pension obligation, enterprise revenue bonds, certificates of participation, bond anticipation notes and commercial paper, and tax-exempt financings for universities, museums and hospitals. Ms. Murakami’s practice also includes the representation of commercial banks in loans, lines of credit and private placement purchases.

Ms. Murakami joined the firm as a partner in 2009 and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Professional Membership

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Practices

Industries

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admission

  • California