Vedder Price

Melissa W. Kopit

Associate

Melissa W. Kopit is an Associate at Vedder Price in the Washington, DC office and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team.

She concentrates her practice in corporate and financial transactions, with a focus on secured lending and asset finance, involving commercial and business aircraft, helicopters and general equipment assets.

Ms. Kopit counsels and represents lenders, borrowers, lessors, lessees, equity participants and other financiers in a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions. These matters include secured debt transactions, asset-backed structured financings, back-leveraged and operating lease facilities, portfolio acquisitions, asset purchases and dispositions, securitizations and capital markets offerings. Ms. Kopit has also advised clients on aviation regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

While in law school, Ms. Kopit served on the Article Selection Committee for The George Washington International Law Review and chaired the Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition for the Mock Trial Board. Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Kopit interned for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice, and she represented clients in contract and employment matters as a student attorney through the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.

Melissa W. Kopit

Associate

Education

  • The George Washington University, J.D., 2014
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2009

Melissa W. Kopit

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2014
  • District of Columbia, 2017

Affiliations

  • Member, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

Melissa W. Kopit

Associate

Melissa W. Kopit

Associate