David E. Melson


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  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD, Member, Board of Editors, Law Review, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1983
  • Duke University, AB, magna cum laude, 1980
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

David represents financial institutions and other business clients on a wide range of finance and general business matters, including asset securitization, lease finance and commercial lending transactions. He has substantial experience structuring and documenting asset securitization transactions involving traditional and nontraditional financial assets, including the public issuance and private placement of term and variable asset-backed securities, the securitization of financial assets through asset-backed commercial paper programs, and the acquisition of performing and nonperforming securitization assets. In addition to his structured finance practice, David regularly represents lease finance companies in connection with complex vendor finance and portfolio purchase transactions, and lenders and borrowers in connection with syndicated and bilateral cash-flow and asset-based loans, acquisition financings involving financial assets and other debt finance transactions.

David E Melson
T: +1 804 775 1016F: +1 804 698 2118Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Representation of numerous clients for more than 20 years in connection with the public and private securitization of a wide range of financial assets, including automobile loans, MasterCard-VISA credit card receivables, private label credit card receivables, trade receivables, home equity loans, student loans, and retail installment sale contracts.

Representation of receivable investment company in connection with the acquisition of the transferor interest in a $1.6 billion public credit card securitization program.

Representation of national equipment financing company in connection with the creation of a limited recourse lease purchase program and the initial acquisition of approximately $180 million of commercial equipment leases from a bankruptcy-remote special purpose subsidiary of a national equipment leasing company.

Representation of national equipment financing company in connection with an approximately $207 million credit facility secured by commercial equipment leases.

Representation of national automobile retailer in connection with a $600 million credit facility secured by motor vehicle inventory.

Representation of portfolio company in connection with the acquisition, through a newly-formed joint venture, of approximately $36 million of consumer land loans.