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Melissa H. Yan


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Melissa is a tax attorney with Dominick, Feld, Hyde, and her practice is focused on aiding family-owned and closely-held businesses with all of their business, taxation, and estate planning needs. Melissa represents business and corporate client not only in maintaining their general corporate upkeep, but also in business succession and mergers and acquisitions. She has also represented such clients as an advocate in tax disputes, both federal and state. Melissa also practices in the areas of family law, healthcare law, and real estate law.

Melissa is a graduate of Cumberland School of Law and subsequently obtained her Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) at the University of Alabama’s School of Law. While at Cumberland, Melissa was on the Dean’s List and was honored as a Scholar of Merit in Business Planning.

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers – Rising Star Lawyer – Tax Law (2019)
  • Member – Birmingham Bar Association 
  • Member – Alabama State Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section)
  • Birmingham Junior Estate Planning Study Group
  • Member of the Clay House Junior Board.

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  • University of Alabama School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2012)
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (J.D., with honors in Business Planning, 2010)
  • Birmingham-Southern College (B.A., 2007) Admitted - Alabama (2010)


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