Melinda Merk

Melinda Merk

JD, LLM, CFP®, AEP®
  • Estate Planning, Tax Law, Probate
  • Maryland, Virginia
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Melinda provides holistic multi-generational income and wealth transfer tax planning advice and estate and trust services to individuals, families, and business owners. She also advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries on probate and estate and trust administration, and serves as a technical expert on estate and trust litigation matters.

Melinda has over 25 years of experience in the estates and trusts area, and brings a unique and diverse perspective from her work in private law practice, Big Four accounting firms, and private banking/trust services. With her focus on advising clients in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, asset protection, business succession and pre-sale planning and charitable giving, Melinda pursues her passion for helping clients and their families successfully navigate the process to protect and preserve their wealth.

McCandlish Lillard, P.C. has been providing creative legal advice and advocacy to meet the legal needs of businesses and individuals for more than a century. The firm provides legal services in the following practice areas: Business, Elder Law/Special Needs, Family Law / Domestic Relations, Health Care, Information Technology, Litigation, Real Estate, Taxation, and Wills, Trusts and Estates.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Tax Law
    Estate Tax Planning, Tax Planning
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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Professional Associations
Virginia Bar Association - Wills, Estates and Trusts Section
Member
Current
Activities: Legislative Committee
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Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council
Past Board Member
Current
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Washington DC Estate Planning Council
Past Board Member
Current
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Fairfax County Bar Association -- Estates and Trusts Section
Member
Current
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Maryland State Bar Association - Estates and Trusts Section
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Section of Taxation
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Financial Planning Association - National Capital Area
Member
Current
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McCandlish Lillard, PC
11350 Random Hills Road Suite 500
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 934-1126