Melinda C. Cox is a Partner with PIB Law. She has extensive litigation experience in civil matters, with a particular emphasis on issues in real estate redevelopment, condemnation and land use, in both regulatory compliance and litigation. Melinda's current practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions in the mortgage banking industry in litigation, compliance and regulatory matters, including foreclosures and bankruptcy proceedings, in both state and federal proceedings.
Prior to joining the Firm, Melinda served as law clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Shipp, U.S.M.J., in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, where she assisted with preparing for and conducting preliminary proceedings in civil and criminal cases. She researched and drafted proposed opinions and memoranda, as well as comprehensive reports and recommendations for dispositive motions, in a variety of civil matters, including consumer fraud and debt, securities regulation, fair debt collection, class actions, and labor and employment matters. Prior to her clerkship, Melinda was an Associate at the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., on the firm's Redevelopment Team, Redevelopment Strategic Business Unit Team and the Commercial Real Estate Team, where she drafted redevelopment and finance agreements, assisted with various transactional and regulatory matters, and litigated cases involving redevelopment, land use, condemnation, real estate, and environmental issues.
Community & Professional
Hispanic National Bar Association, Board Trustee
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee, Member
New Jersey State Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, Member 2017-2018
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, Membership Secretary
- New Jersey
- New York
Rutgers School of Law - Newark, J.D.
- Senior Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review
- President of the Association of Latin American Law Students
- Student Bar Association Class Representative
- Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Committee for the Minority Student Program
Union College, B.A., magna cum laude
- The Honorable Michael A. Shipp, U.S.M.J., in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey