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 lender, on a syndicated financing transaction composed of a term loan facility of $46.8 million, a revolving loan facility of $1.5 million, and a capex facility of $7.8 million—with a real estate investment group with a large portfolio of skilled nursing, assisted living, and long term care facilities—in acquiring a facility with skilled nursing, memory care, and independent living components.
Represented CIBC Bank USA, as lender, on a bilateral financing transaction composed of a term loan facility of $14.2 million, a revolving loan facility of $2 million, and a capex facility of $3.6 million, with a real estate investment group with a large portfolio of various skilled nursing, assisted living, and long term care facilities.
Represented a U.S.-based private equity firm with over $500 million of assets under management in obtaining a $30 million subscription-backed revolving credit facility for two of its U.S.-based real estate investment funds from a major bank.
Represented CIBC Bank USA as agent and lead lender in a $100 million subscription backed credit facility to a lower middle-market private equity firm.
Represented a US global asset management firm with $13 billion in assets under management in obtaining a $175 million subscription backed credit facility furnished by Goldman Sachs.
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.