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Melanie Van Antwerp



Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • summa cum laude; Dean's Scholar; Honor's Pass in Legal Research and Writing; Order of the Coif
  • The Wayne Law Review, Associate Assistant Editor
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • Spanish and Political Science
  • with high distinction; James B. Angell Scholar; Delta Epsilon Iota; National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Study Abroad Program, Granada, Spain

Prior Employment

  • Corporate Finance Section of the Division of Securities of the Ohio Department of Commerce, 2015-2016
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, 2010-2015
  • BBDO Detroit, Assistant Account Executive for Dodge Brand, 2006-2007

Bar Admissions


  • Spanish
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Ms. Van Antwerp is a corporate attorney with experience counseling publicly and privately held companies with respect to securities laws compliance, financing transactions, corporate governance, and other general contract and planning matters.

  • Counsels public companies in the preparation of registration statements and Exchange Act reports
  • Assists boards of directors and board committees of private and public companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, anti-takeover defenses, related party transactions, equity-based compensation plans and other significant corporate transactions
  • Handles merger and acquisition transactions for clients in a variety of industry sectors, including medical device, auto parts manufacturing, construction equipment manufacturing, laser printer manufacturing, athletic equipment distribution, media, financial and insurance
  • Counsels medical device and biotechnology companies in various stages of development with respect to general corporate matters
  • Assists with senior and mezzanine financings and re-financings


  • Represented a Michigan-based equipment supply company in its sale of assets for $123 million
  • Advised a Nasdaq-listed medical device company in its $75 million universal shelf registration statement, $15 million confidentially marketed public offering of common stock and $46 million confidentially marketed public offering of common stock
  • Represented a Silicon Valley-based medical device company with respect to its $3 million convertible note offering, $5.6 million offering of Series A Preferred Stock and approximately $8 million convertible note offering
  • Represented a U.S. media company with respect to its acquisition of an Indian Internet company
  • Advised a market research company with respect to its $25 million revolving credit facility

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