Melissa Whigham

Melissa Whigham


Melissa Whigham is a leveraged finance associate. She represents real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, and lending institutions in structuring and negotiating domestic and cross-broader finance transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, syndicated credit facilities, asset-based lending transactions, and debt restructurings.

Bar admissionsIllinois
  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A., Loyola University Chicago

Pro Bono

Melissa’s pro bono work consists of helping permanent residents of the United States obtain citizenship, volunteering with Legal Aid Chicago’s Eviction Help Desk to provide legal advice to low-income individuals and families facing evictions or other disputes with their landlord, and volunteering with the Woodlawn Legal Clinic to provide legal advice on matters of divorce, child custody, insurance and death benefits to low-income individuals and families that have limited access to legal representation. 

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Chicago Committee, Associate Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Association 
  • Illinois Bar Association