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Melissa concentrates her practice on corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Superior Court. She is an authority in the area of “Business Divorce” and has particular experience litigating and negotiating the legal separation of owners of privately held businesses. Clients also rely on Melissa for a range of corporate litigation matters that include issues of corporate governance, officer and director fiduciary obligations, officer and director indemnity, non-compete agreements and disputes within limited partnership and limited liability companies.
Melissa’s practice extends to the litigation of commercial contracts, asset purchase agreements, representations and warranties and intellectual property issues before the Delaware State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. She has also assisted clients with significant business transactions, providing advice to Delaware entities on issues relating to corporate governance in connection with mergers and acquisitions as well as interested corporate transactions.
As a thought leader in her field, Melissa is co-author of Litigating the Business Divorce, a prominent treatise on Business Divorce published by Bloomberg BNA. Additionally, she has authored and presented on a variety of corporate governance issues.
During her final year of law school, Melissa served as Wolcott Law Clerk to the Hon. Jack B. Jacobs of the Delaware Supreme Court and thereafter served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Peggy L. Ableman of the Delaware Superior Court.
- Delaware State Bar Association
- ABA Business Law Section, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
- Business Divorce Subcommittee, Co-Chair
- Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court
Melissa was recognized as a Delaware Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2014-2022.
- Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Bryn Mawr College, A.B.
- U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit