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Melissa M. Winchester

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Melissa M. Winchester

Shareholder

Melissa M. Winchester is a Shareholder in Vedder Price’s Finance & Transactions practice area.

Ms. Winchester has extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic business alliances, securities offerings and fundraising, and general corporate matters. She is committed to finding solutions and negotiating transactions that achieve her clients’ objectives.

In addition to her private practice experience, in her career she has served as General Counsel to a $2.35 billion company in the fintech industry. Her in-house experience also provides her with unique and enhanced insight into client needs and priorities, and how outside counsel can best support their client’s success. She understands that clients require actionable legal advice in a timely fashion.

Ms. Winchester has represented both private and public companies in the raising of financing in the public and private markets. Additionally, she has advised clients regarding the wide array of issues associated with fundraising and corporate governance in the increasingly complex regulatory environment. She has also represented clients regarding mergers, acquisitions, stock option plans and related compensation matters, and complex contract negotiation. In addition, she regularly provides advice regarding Exchange Act reporting and disclosure requirements.

Honors and Distinctions

Nominated as Outstanding General Counsel, Small Legal Department, 2016 for the ACC & D CEO 2016 Corporate Counsel Awards

Named “Texas Rising Star” in securities and corporate finance, Texas Monthly, 2007, 2008 and 2009

Melissa M. Winchester

Shareholder

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Texas, B.A., with High Honors
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., with High Honors

Melissa M. Winchester

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998
  • Texas, 2000

Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association