DALLAS (Oct. 31, 2018) – Tax attorney Mark Melton has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Dallas office. He was previously an attorney with Hunton Andrews Kurth. Earlier in his career, Mr. Melton was a fund tax manager for a multibillion-dollar international private equity group.
Mr. Melton focuses on federal income taxation issues related to domestic and international transactions of private equity and hedge funds, as well as other investment partnerships, joint ventures and operating businesses. More specifically, Mr. Melton assists clients with investment fund formation, deal acquisition structuring, financial instruments and derivatives, and audit representation.
"Mark is an experienced tax lawyer who will provide much needed support to our firm's rapidly growing M&A, private equity and finance practices," said Scott Wallace, executive partner of Holland & Knight's Dallas office. "His record of meaningful community leadership also makes him a great fit for the firm culturally, since we have longstanding focus on public service."
"Holland & Knight offers a broad national platform that will help me expand my tax practice," said Mr. Melton. "My background in the private equity world will be especially beneficial to the firm's growing base of private equity, hedge fund and banking clients."
Mr. Melton is recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and is listed among the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine. He was named a "40 Under 40" professional by the Dallas Business Journal in 2015.
In 2017, Mr. Melton was appointed by the mayor as chair of the Dallas Judicial Nominating Commission and he is currently leading a major criminal justice reform project.
Mr. Melton received a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University and an M.S. in taxation and B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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