Melissa A. Sharp


  • Melissa A. Sharp
  • Phone: +1 312 499 6746
    Fax: +1 312 277 3812

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433

Melissa A. Sharp practices in the area of corporate law, representing financial institutions and private lenders as well as private equity funds and other commercial borrowers, in a wide variety of secured and unsecured financing transactions, including bilateral, club and syndicated fund financings, leveraged financings and receivables financings.

Ms. Sharp is a 2019 graduate, with distinction, of the University of Iowa College of Law and a graduate of Northwestern University. She is certified as an Illinois Property and Casualty Insurance Producer.


  • Illinois


  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2019
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2016


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2021-present
  • Mayer Brown LLP
    - Associate, 2019-2021

Representative Matters

  • Represented an investment fund client in the closing of a $50 million credit facility, enabling the client to significantly grow its business nationwide.

  • Represented CIBC Bank USA as administrative agent and lead lender in a $40 million syndicated refinancing to a group of specialty manufacturing companies, which consisted of (i) a term loan secured by mortgages in California and Montana and (ii) a term loan, a capital expenditures loan and a revolving credit facility for the operation of the facilities located on the properties.