Melissa D.Waite


Boston + 1.617.449.6926

Melissa Waite represents financial institutions in a wide range of financing arrangements. She has handled all aspects of middle market commercial finance transactions, including senior secured facilities, acquisition financings, and cash flow and asset-based lending. She has worked with clients across all life stages of a transaction, from origination to workout and debtor-in-possession financings, and across all industry sectors, from private equity-backed companies to health care providers and major retail companies.


  • J.F. Lehman raises $1.35 billion for fifth fundJones Day represented J.F. Lehman & Company, LLC in connection with the formation of JFL Equity Investors V, L.P. and its related investment funds.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Garden WeaselJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company General Tools & Instruments of Garden Weasel, a specialized lawn and garden tools provider.
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