Melodie serves as outside general corporate and securities counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development.
Melodie is chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Public Companies Group and co-chair of its Corporate Governance Group. She has over 27 years of experience advising senior management and boards in many areas of corporate representation, including securities regulation, corporate governance, equity and debt capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and business planning. Melodie advises Fortune 500, mid-cap, small-cap and start-up companies in a broad range of industries as well as underwriters, placement agents, and venture firms. She is also active in the management at Fredrikson & Byron, having served on many firm committees, including her current service as a member of its elected Compensation Committee and chair of its Corporate Division.
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Represented public companies as outside counsel in their general corporate securities and governance needs and coordination of all legal services.
Represented Boards of Directors on a variety of corporate and governance matters including risk assessment, sustainability, investigations, evaluations, and the legal implications of business strategies and decisions.
Represented companies and underwriters in all aspects of capital formation, including public and private securities offerings for issuers and underwriters in equity, convertible debt and straight debt offerings.
Represented buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses.
Served as lead outside general corporate or securities counsel for the following current and former clients: