Mel is an avid golfer and tennis player. He loves to read and write essays on current events, which affect all of us, submitting them to the media, politicians, friends and business associates. He very much enjoys spending time with his family and ten granddaughters.
Mel Paradise is from the "old school" and, therefore, throughout his career, has had multi-diversified and extensive experience in handling legal matters of all kinds. However, his specialization is in the area of both domestic and foreign estates and trusts, including the preparation of wills and trusts, estate litigation, developing and implementing estate planning strategies to best protect the client, the client's family and the client's assets.
His writings on estate taxes have appeared in "Estate Tax Techniques", a professional publication. He has lectured extensively on all areas of taxation for the Practicing Law Institute and has taught at the Baruch College Graduate Program of Taxation.
He is also heavily involved in all phases of taxation, including income tax planning for individuals, corporations, partnerships, LLC's, both domestic and foreign, audits, appeals and litigation, both civil and criminal. He was an agent with the Internal Revenue Service, both in the income and estate and trust divisions. He was senior partner of his own law firm and was a partner in several other law firms before joining McLaughlin & Stern. In addition, because of his business experience and strong tax and accounting background (he has a master of law degree in taxation from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant), he is involved in all types of business and commercial legal matters, including mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, financing transactions, shareholder and stockholder agreements, and the like.
Mel's personal "Code of Ethics" does not allow him to provide less than 100% when it comes to his clients receiving the best legal representation possible.