Olin  - R. - Melchionna

Olin R. Melchionna, Jr.

Roanoke, Va.
540.512.1801 - office
540.525.0319 - mobile


  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.S., 1970
  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1974
  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1975


  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Claims Court
Mr. Melchionna's primary areas of practice are estate planning, estate administration and corporate taxation.

Representative Experience

  • Advise individual clients on estate planning matters with emphasis on tax planning
  • Advise individual clients on substantial transfers of wealth at reduced tax expense
  • Advise bank trust departments and individual fiduciaries on their duties and responsibilities in administering trusts and estates, including complex tax issues and estate tax audits by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Advise decedent's spouse and potential beneficiaries of their rights to and claims against a decedent''s estate, and assistance with litigation to enforce those rights and claims
  • Advise businesses and individuals in the acquisition, sale, division and merger of businesses
  • Advise tax-exempt entities concerning qualification, tax compliance and planning individual contributions to such entities


  • Roanoke College, Trustee
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council, President, 1986 - 1987
  • McNeill Law Society, Member
  • National Association of Estate Planners, Accredited Estate Planner
  • Foundation for Roanoke Valley, Inc., Director Emeritus

Awards and Distinctions

  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates
  • Virginia Legal Elite for Trusts, Estates and Taxes, Virginia Business Magazine
  • Best in Roanoke Law, The Roanoker Magazine, for Wills, Trusts and Estates


  • University of Richmond Law Review, Developments Editor, 1973 - 1974
  • "The Tax Consequences of Inter Vivos Charitable Contributions After December 31, 1969, Under Section 170," University of Richmond Law Review, 1976
  • The University of Richmond Law School Association, Past President
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