Mel is the General Counsel of Financial Architects Partners. Mel is currently the chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Real Property Trusts & Estates Section (RPTE) Task Force on Policy Valuation. His article, "ILIT Trustees: Bridge Out Ahead... Lock in Your Navigation System," will be published in the ABA's Probate and Property June 2010 edition. He has been nominated to be Vice Chair of the ABA RPTE Insurance and Financial Planning Committee for 2010-2011. He is a member of the ABA (RPTE Section), the Boston Bar Association and the Boston Estate Planning Council.