Melissa Gaied is a senior associate in Choate’s Finance & Restructuring Group. She regularly represents financial institutions, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors in a broad range of transactions, including asset-based and cash flow financings, acquisition financings, second-lien and mezzanine debt financings and other strategic financings across a variety of industry sectors.
Finance: complex financial transactions for banks and institutional investors, borrowers and issuers in a full range of financings.
Private Equity: commercial financing transactions for private equity funds and their portfolio companies.
Publications & Presentations
“Data After Death: An Examination into Heirs’ Access to a Decedent’s Private Online Account,” 49 Suffolk University Law Review 281, 2016.
Education & Credentials
- Suffolk University Law School
- JD, 2016, summa cum laude
- The George Washington University
- BA, 2012
Choate represented Citizens Bank, N.A., as Agent, in connection with a $150,000,000 senior secured loan to Steven Madden and various of its subsidiaries.
Choate represents Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as administrative and collateral agent in connection with the $315 million asset-based credit facility to Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. and various of its affiliates.
Choate represented Pathlight Capital in a $97.5 million senior secured asset-based credit facility with Encina Business Credit, LLC to Black Box Corporation and certain of its U.S., UK and Dutch affiliates.
Choate represented Second Avenue Capital as it provided a revolving line of credit to A’GACI, a women’s lifestyle brand and fast fashion retailer that operates over 70 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Choate represented Gordon Brothers Finance Company in a $40 million refinancing deal to Cherokee Global Brands.