Melissa Schmelzer

Melissa has more than a decade of experience representing public and private companies and private equity and venture capital firms on a broad range of complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, contested takeovers and proxy contests, investments in public and private companies, and other strategic and commercial transactions.

She is also experienced in advising on formation and general corporate matters, securities law compliance and reporting obligations, licensing, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, Melissa was a senior attorney with the Palo Alto offices of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC and General Counsel of GSV Asset Management, LLC.

  • Contact

    T: 650-446-3313
    melissa@woodsidecounsel.com

  • Bar Admission

    California

  • Education

    J.D., Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
    B.S. Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University (Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, University Honors)