Melissa is a Partner in Hamel-Smith’s Transactional Department.
Melissa began her career in the Firm’s Property & Estates Group, where she continues to maintain the overall conduct of conveyancing and other property transactions. More recently, Melissa’s passion for achieving her client’s commercial objectives and her keen business acumen has led her to become more actively involved in the firm’s Banking and Finance Group. Her recent experience includes secured lending and securities transactions, loan financing, capital markets transactions and banking and securities regulation.
Author: A Company Medical – How Healthy Is Your Company? Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 10 Issue 6, April 2019 and also featured in the T&T Guardian newspaper
Co-Author: Revisiting Cross Border Secured Financing Part II: The Security Package, Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 10 Issue 3, January 2018
Co-Author: The Securities (Amendment) Act, 2014: A Step Forward, Hamel-Smith Forum, November 2014
Co-Author: Access to the Foreign Market – The Securities Act, 2012!, Hamel-Smith Forum, October 2013
Co-Author: Issuers and Investors Beware: The Securities Act 2012 is Here, Hamel-Smith Forum, March 2013
Co-Author: Negligent Valuations… You Stand To Lose, Hamel-Smith Forum, October 2011
2014: Provided training to several local entities on the repercussions of insider trading restrictions (contained in the Securities Act, 2012).
2013: Assisted with the preparation of a presentation for a local financial institution regarding the the Securities Act, 2012.
2012: Conducted Mortgage training at a local financial institution.
2010: Legal Practicing Certificate (L.P.C), The College of Law of England & Wales
2009: LL.B (Hons), The University of Manchester, UK