Melissa Leonard is a partner in the firm’s Business Group and is resident in the Cleveland office. She serves as a member of the firm’s Transactions, Debt Finance and Private Capital Practice Teams.
Ms. Leonard focuses on mergers and acquisitions, debt finance, project finance and capital formation. She represents financial institutions, mezzanine lenders, private equity funds and real estate investment trusts.
Ms. Leonard’s experience includes secured and unsecured financings, loans structured for securitization and interest rate swap transactions.
Additionally, Ms. Leonard has extensive experience with commercial transactions, including the creation of joint ventures, strategic alliances, product development and licensing arrangements.
Ms. Leonard is involved in the Cleveland business community and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Ms. Leonard is a member of the American, Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations.