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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Melinda R. Beres

Melinda R. Beres

Partner

Expertise

  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Asset-Backed Securitization
  • Energy
  • Corporate

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
North Carolina, U.S.A.

Profile

Melinda concentrates her practice on asset-backed finance transactions.

Melinda advises clients on a broad range of finance transactions, including asset-backed loans, sales and purchases of, and securitizations and conduit financing arrangements involving auto loans and leases, energy related assets, equipment leases, inventory and trade receivables. Melinda also regularly counsels clients on US federal and state banking, securities and consumer lending regulatory issues and has actively participated in preparing numerous industry and client-specific responses to state and federal regulatory reform initiatives.

Prior to joining the firm, Melinda served as an attorney for the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC and was an associate with the banking and finance team of a large international law firm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Relevant Experience

  • Represented automobile manufacturer in establishing a floorplan inventory financing facility.
  • Represented issuers and underwriters in programmatic issuances of asset-backed notes secured by automobile loans.
  • Represented lenders in conduit financing transactions involving automobile loans and leases.
  • Represented borrowers/purchasers in sale-leaseback equipment financing transactions.
  • Represented lenders in accounts receivable financing transactions.
  • Represented borrowers in asset-backed loan and letter of credit facilities.
  • Represented underwriters in a 144/Reg. S offering of asset-backed notes collateralized with renewable energy related assets.
  • Represented borrowers in accounts receivable term loan facilities and letter of credit facilities.
  • Represented financial institution client in drafting comprehensive internal policies to respond to regulatory developments.
  • Represented US and non-US issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings, convertible bond transactions and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented US companies in the resolution of contract disputes with non-US entities regarding ownership in, and title to, assets located both in the United States and abroad.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Education

BA, Presbyterian College, 1995
Areas of Practice

Asset-Backed Securitization | Capital Markets and Securities | Corporate | Energy | Energy Finance and Securitization | Financial Institutions | International Renewable Energy and Clean Power | Renewable Energy and Clean Power | Retail | Structured Finance and Securitization

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represented US and non-US issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings, convertible bond transactions and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented US companies in the resolution of contract disputes with non-US entities regarding ownership in, and title to, assets located both in the United States and abroad.
  • Represented non-US venture capital investors in connection with investments in US technology companies.


Professional Associations

  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

  • BTI Client All Star Recognition 2014
  • “Rising Stars,” North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2009, 2013 
  • “50 Most Influential Women,” The Mecklenburg Times, 2009
  • “40 Under 40,” Charlotte Business Journal, 2009
  • E. Randolph Williams Award, 2010, 2013, 2014

Articles

  • Client Alert: President Obama's Regulatory Reform Proposal: No Surprises for the Securitization Industry, Co-author, June 2009
  • Client Alert: Recent Regulatory Developments in the U.S. Covered Bond Market, Co-author, 2008

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