Melissa's practice focuses on advising clients on a variety of capital markets transactions, including financings, public offerings and private placements of securities, as well as mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.
Melissa completed her JD with a specialization in business law at the Schulich School of Law. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Robert E Bamford Memorial Prize for her combined academic excellence and commitment to the law school community, as well as the Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizen in Law Prize after the graduating class voted her as the most supportive of fellow students during the course of their education.
Melissa joined Blakes as a first year summer student in 2019 and completed her articles with the Firm in 2021/2022.