Mark E. Melendy


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30 Main Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 66
Burlington, VT 05402-0066

205 Billings Farm Road, Suite 4B
White River Junction, VT 05001

Tel: 802-865-6328
Fax: 802-864-6815

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Practice Areas:


  • L.L.M. Tax, Boston University School of Law
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • M.B.A., University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Davidson College

Prior Experience:

  • 2008-2016, Partner, Melendy Moritz PLLC
  • 2003-2008, Sole Member, Law Offices of Mark E. Melendy, PLLC
  • 1998-2002, Partner, Whittington, Melendy & Girdwood, P.C.

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Associations
  • Chair and Trustee, Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp.
  • Trustee, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
  • Secretary, Treasurer and Trustee, Alice Peck Day Lifecare Center, Inc.
  • Former Chair, Ottauquechee Health Foundation
  • Former Chair, Upper Valley Planning Giving Council
  • Former Trustee, Woodstock Historical Society


  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Tax Court


Mark Melendy joined the firm in 2016 and is a principal of the firm.  Mark’s practice focuses largely on corporate services, mergers and acquisitions,  business succession planning, estates and trusts and tax planning.  After law school Mark served as a Federal Clerk to the Honorable Franklin S. Billings, Jr., U.S. District Court, followed by work as an associate in the corporate departments of two large international law firms, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.  Following his relocation to Vermont he become a principal at Kristensen, Cummings, Phillips, Carroll, and Melendy, Brattleboro, Vermont and subsequently Whittington, Melendy & Girdwood, P.C. in Hanover, NH and Woodstock, Vermont, before forming his own firm in 2003. Mark has attained an AV (Preeminent/Very High Ethical Standards) Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating.

Mark is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Trusts and Estates law.

Notable Representations:

  • Represents business owners with business formation matters, transaction work and business succession planning
  • Represents wide variety of estate planning clients of all levels of wealth, including those with complex tax planning needs
  • Represents trustees in trust administration and tax planning matters
  • Represents non-profit clients in obtaining federal tax exempt status and other matters
  • Represents fiduciaries and family members in probate court estate and guardianship proceedings