Mark E. Melendy

Mark E. MelendyAttorney

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

18 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091

Tel: 802-864-9891
Fax: 802-864-6815

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Practice Areas:


  • L.L.M. Tax, Boston University School of Law, 2005
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1985
  • M.B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1983
  • B.A., Davidson College, 1977

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.
  • 1985-1986, Law Clerk to The Honorable Franklin S. Billings, Jr., Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Associations
  • Vice-chair and Trustee, Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp.
  • Trustee, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
  • Trustee, Alice Peck Day Lifecare Center, Inc.
  • Former chair, Connecticut Valley Estate Planning Council
  • 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 estate planning, business succession planning, estate administration and tax planning.  After law school Mark served as a federal clerk, followed by work as an associate with two large international law firms, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Boston.  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.

Notable Representations:

  • 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 business owners with business formation matters and business succession planning
  • 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