Melissa Gaied is a member of the firm’s business department. She participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2015.
Ms. Gaied is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where she served as the Associate Production Editor for the Suffolk University Law Review and Director of Student Affairs for the Student Bar Association. During her third year of law school, Ms. Gaied worked as a research and teacher’s assistant for Suffolk law’s Negotiation Skills course.
Business & Technology: represents public and private companies in a variety of industries in mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance issues, venture capital equity financings and general corporate work.
Finance & Restructuring: represents secured lenders, borrowers and equity sponsors in a wide range of financing transactions.
Private Equity: represents funds of all types and aspects of capital raising and acquisitions of target 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 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.
Choate represented Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC in a senior secured credit facility to Tommie Cooper Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer of patented copper-infused compression apparel for everyday wear.
Choate represented Bank of America Business Capital as the agent, lender and issuing bank in connection with a revolving, asset-based loan facility to Oneida Ltd., Anchor Hocking, LLC, Oneida Canada, Limited, Anchor Hocking Canada, Inc. and certain affiliates, providers of consumer and commercial tabletop and food preparation products in the U.S. and Canada.