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Charles D. Melton

Charles Melton is a seasoned business attorney known for representing clients in real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters.

Mr. Melton advises business owners, developers, farmers, investors and lending institutions throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  He is regularly called upon to advise clients on issues ranging from property leasing and dispositions to private equity buy-outs and succession planning.  His practice emphasizes guiding clients through complex transactions both large and small and providing day-to-day business advice across a wide array of industries, including agriculture, commercial real estate, energy and finance. 

Mr. Melton began his legal career with another civil litigation law firm in Bakersfield, where he practiced for over 30 years before founding Zimmer & Melton, LLP, where he currently serves as managing partner.

Related Services: Commercial Law; Creditor's Rights; General Business; Real Estate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Agriculture & Farming; Oil, Gas & Energy


State Bar of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California


J.D., University of California Hastings College of Law, 1987

B.A., University of the Pacific, cum laude, 1984

Professional Affiliations

Kern County Bar Association

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Zimmer & Melton, LLP
11601 Bolthouse Drive, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93311