DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
Drake University, M.B.A.
Iowa State University, B.S.


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Melissa Grim is a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice Group in Honigman's Chicago office. Melissa advises clients in connection with a wide range of employee benefits-related matters, including the employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, carve-outs, restructuring and ESOP transactions. She regularly counsels clients on the design, structuring, implementation, and ongoing administration of defined benefit and defined contribution (qualified and nonqualified) retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and other benefit and compensation plans and arrangements. She also represents clients in handling and negotiating inquiries, audits, investigations and assessments, advisory or other ruling requests, and voluntary compliance correction matters with the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.


Prior Experience

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner (and previously, Of Counsel and Associate) 
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Senior Associate 
  • McGuireWoods LLP, Associate


  • Judicial Extern, Honorable William J. Bauer, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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