Boston College Law School,
JD, magna cum laude, 2014

Boston College,
BA, magna cum laude, 2007


Commonwealth of


Melissa D. Waite


t 617-248-4061   f 617-502-4061

Melissa Waite advises financial institutes on a range of complex financial transactions, including acquisition financings, working capital credit facilities and other secured asset-based and cash flow loans across a variety of industries and business sectors.

Prior to joining Choate, Ms. Waite was an associate at Riemer & Braunstein, LLP where she practiced in banking, finance, technology, and life sciences financing. She represented lending institutions in all aspects of commercial finance transactions, including UCC-secured first priority and mezzanine financing transactions with venture capital-backed tech and life sciences early stage companies and established public companies.

Practice Focus

Finance: represents secured lenders, borrowers and equity sponsors in a range of financing transactions.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring: represents secured creditors and debtors in a variety of creditors’ rights and insolvency matters, including restructuring, workouts, and cash collateral and debtor-in-possession financings.


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