Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that Sara Melly has joined the firm as counsel in our Tax Credits practice. She previously was counsel at Lewis Rice, and also spent several years as general counsel, vice president and corporate secretary of Quinpario Partners and Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
Sara represents lenders, community development entities and investors in tax credit and financing transactions. For more than a decade, she has advised clients on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters. During her time with Quinpario Partners and Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2, she led the company's internal legal efforts on its $350 million IPO and $2.8 billion acquisition to form Exela Technologies, Inc.
Sara has extensive experience in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and securities compliance. She drafts and negotiates a variety of commercial contracts and provides day-to-day counsel on general business matters. Additionally, Sara has represented corporate creditors in loan workouts, out-of-court restructuring transactions, bankruptcy proceedings, and lender liability litigation.
Sara has successfully litigated a variety of commercial disputes in federal and state trial courts in Missouri and Illinois, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Missouri.
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