Melissa Helen Youngblood Chief Operating Officer of UMTH Land Development and Partner of UMT Holdings
Mrs. Youngblood became the Chief Operating Officer of UMTH Land Development, L.P. and partner of UMT Holdings in July 2011. Mrs. Youngblood has 18 years' experience as a practicing attorney. Prior to joining UMTH, Mrs. Youngblood was a partner at Hallett & Perrin, P.C. in the firm's corporate and securities section, with a concentration in real estate and lending transactions. Mrs. Youngblood has represented both publicly and privately owned business entities, including public and private finance, mergers and acquisitions, general contracting and commercial real estate transactions. Mrs. Youngblood's legal career has focused on representation of borrowers and lenders in private and commercial lending transactions, and real estate syndicators and financiers in connection with real estate-based lending, documentation of loans, and real estate financing. She has also represented businesses in various aspects of securities laws, with an emphasis on federal securities reporting and compliance. Her experience includes corporate reorganizations, mergers, asset acquisitions and sales, shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements, sales of equity and debt interests, and representation of issuers in connection with private placements of equity and secondary public offerings of debt and equity. Mrs. Youngblood received her J. D. from the University of Texas at Austin law school in 1992, and became a member of the State Bar of Texas upon taking the bar exam in 1993. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1990 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree.