MELISSA GOLDSCHMID is an associate in the firm's New York office. Melissa’s practice focuses on a variety of global finance transactions, including structured finance and asset securitizations, leveraged and acquisition financings, as well as real estate financings for underwriters, major financial institutions, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, local development corporations, and other market participants.
Prior to joining Sidley, Melissa was an assistant general counsel for a local development corporation advising its management and development of a large industrial park. Melissa also worked as an associate at an international law firm on a variety of corporate and financial transactions.
Melissa's pro bono work includes assisting charitable corporations to establish and maintain their tax-exempt status.