Melinda Davis Lux member

Melinda focuses her practice on complex business deals, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and financing transactions.

As an M&A lawyer, Melinda advises buyers and sellers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting business acquisitions and divestitures. She enjoys helping clients structure M&A deal terms, including working capital adjustments, earnout arrangements, escrow protection, set-off rights, seller financing, and post-closing non-competition restrictions. Melinda also assists companies with premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act).

As a corporate finance lawyer, Melinda helps companies with asset-based lending transactions and refinancings.

Melinda also advises public companies, directors, and stockholders with respect to securities law and corporate governance matters, including SEC reporting requirements.

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2015, LL.M. in Taxation New York University School of Law
2006, M.B.A. Clemson University, Beta Gamma Sigma
1998, J.D. Yale Law School
1995, B.A. Wellesley College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Represented private company in acquisition of a specialty chemical business for $70 million
  • Represented public company in acquisition of an apparel business for $85 million
  • Represented private company in the acquisition of a chemical dye business for $24 million
  • Represented private company in the acquisition of a consumer finance business for $110 million
  • Represented private company in acquisition of a specialty fabrics business for $165 million
  • Representing public company in the sale of a restaurant franchise by means of a $750 million merger transaction
  • Represented private company in the sale of an advanced materials business for $25 million
  • Represented private company in the sale of an equity interest in a healthcare business for $50 million
  • Represented public company in $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility
  • Represented private company in $450 million asset-based revolving credit facility
  • Represented private company in $60 million secured debt financing, consisting of a senior term loan and a subordinated revolving loan
2002-Present Wyche, P.A.
1999–2002 Corporate Associate, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1998–1999 Law Clerk, Hon. Alexander B. Denson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • South Carolina Bar, 2003
  • North Carolina Bar, 1998
  • American Bar Association Taxation Section: Private Equity Committee, Chair, 2014-Present
  • Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Clemson University, Chair of Advisory Board, 2014-Present; Advisory Board Member, 2011-Present
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section: Task Force on Model Asset Purchase Agreement, Member, 2012-Present
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Member, 2010-Present
  • National Association of Corporate Directors, Member of Carolinas Chapter, 2015-Present
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Member of the Charlotte Chapter, 2012-Present
  • American Law Institute, Member, 2015
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2015
  • Greenville Professional Women's Forum, Member, 2010-Present
  • Liberty Fellow, Class of 2010
  • Graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2012
  • Graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class 34
  • Graduate of South Carolina Economic Development Institute, 2013
  • Greenville Symphony Association, Board Member, 2010-2013
  • Greenville County First Steps, Board Member, 2010-2012
  • Greenville Small Business Development Corporation, Advisory Board Member, 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Professor at Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Sciences: teaches entrepreneurial law course
2015 Elected member of the American Law Institute
2015 Best Lawyers 2015 Greenville Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
2014 - Present Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers
2014 Recognized as "South Carolina Women in Business Advocate of the Year" by the U.S. Small Business Administration South Carolina District Office
2013 - Present Listed in Chambers USA
2012 - Present Recognized as "Legal Elite" by the Greenville Business Magazine
2012 -  2013 Named a "Rising Star" by South Carolina Super Lawyers
2011 - Present Listed in Best Lawyers in America
2010 Liberty Fellow, Class of 2010
2009 Greenville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year