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  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • B.A., Columbia University

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Michele F. Vaillant

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  • T: 973.639.2011
    F: 973.624.7070
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Representative Matters

We represented BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners, a private equity and mezzanine fund that provides debt and equity capital to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisition financing and growth capital, in connection with its purchase of senior subordinated notes and warrants and its PIPE investment in Global Telecom & Technology, Inc., a US based company that provides wide area networks, Internet access, and managed data services.
The sale, through an auction process, of a leading manufacturer of home leisure equipment to a private equity group for a purchase price in excess of $2 billion.
The successive acquisitions by Hayward Industries, Inc. of Les Thermopompes Summit, Inc., CAT Controllers, Inc., Clevaquip Pty. Ltd., Grupo Kripsol and Sugar Valley S.L., and of the disc cleaner division of Pontoon S.A.S., all pool equipment providers based in, respectively, Quebec, Maryland, Australia, Spain and France.
The successive acquisitions by a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in the insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, supply chain and risk management industries, of over a dozen companies with purchase prices typically within the $50 million to $650 million range, and the divestiture by the  company of a subsidiary for approximately $820 million.
The sale of Emiliani Enterprises, Inc., the largest independent U.S. beauty products distributor, to the L’Oréal Group, following its divestiture of various divisions.
The underwritten public offering of approximately $20.6 million in shares of common stock of Stewardship Financial Corporation and the private placement of $16.6 million of fixed rate subordinated notes for the company.
The creation by Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Inc., the largest U.S. tissue bank, of joint development and commercialization ventures with Orthofix Holdings, Inc., Liventa Bioscience, Inc. and Spineology, Inc., addressing human tissue products, and the divestiture by Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation of its tissue procurement operations in Illinois and Indiana to Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network.