Melanie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group. She practices in the area of ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation. Melanie counsels a diverse clientele of for-profit, nonprofit and governmental entities of all sizes regarding their qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans, including 401(k) and profit sharing plans, 457 and 403(b) plans, defined benefit plans, ESOPs and other stock based benefits, and health, welfare and other fringe benefit plans. She drafts qualified and nonqualified plans, and provides general guidance regarding, among other things, plan administration, nondiscrimination, COBRA, HIPAA, and compliance resolution. Melanie advises clients on the implication of tax, securities, ERISA, and other laws on these plans.
Melanie is a member of the Tax Sections of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, as well as the State Bar of Connecticut. She is also active in the community where she serves on the Leadership Board of Radius Church, Saint Petersburg.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys music, movies, theater, church, running and spending time with her family.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Melanie Hancock Brown