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.
- 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
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.