Mr. Melnik a licensed attorney, a CPA and possesses post-doctorate degree in law from the New York University School of Law - LLM in Taxation.
Mr. Melnik is one of the founders of the Dream Lives™ Non-Profit Organization and is currently serving as a chairman of the Organization's board of directors.
Mr. Melnik began his professional career on Wall Street, in one of the world's largest consulting and accounting firms, where he had a uniquely successful career. Subsequently he built a very accomplished national professional services organization. However, Mr. Melnik had found his true calling in teaching and philanthropy. He decided to dedicate his life to empowering people through education and service, and entered into the academic and nonprofit worlds.
Mr. Melnik is a tenured professor, Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Tax programs, and for many years served as a Chairman and Moderator of the Continuing Education Programs for professionals such as Financial Advisors, Attorneys, CPAs, and other Tax Professionals - all under City University of New York.
Most recently, Mr. Melnik was honored to be appointed to the Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) with over half a million accounting, tax and financial planning members - an entity that regulates, educates and facilitates strategic development of the financial, accounting, and tax industry and it's professionals throughout the country. Mr. Melnik has the honor of being the only academic-practitioner on this important and high profile national committee.
Mr. Melnik is the nation's leading expert and educator on topics of Comprehensive Life Planning which encompasses interconnected areas of Financial, Retirement, Asset Protection, Elder Law/Long-Term Care /Medicaid, Emergency as well as related Estate and Tax Planning.
As a designer of the Comprehensive Self-Help Life Planning Strategies™, Mr. Melnik has made numerous appearances on major national news networks such as NBC, CBS, CNBC, Bloomberg and was quoted in Forbes, Christian Science Magazine, as well as interviewed by Kiplinger and many other respected printed as well as online publications. For many years Mr. Melnik has been hosting his weekly educational radio show and recently became Amazon's #1 best-selling author in multiple categories.
Mr. Melnik nationally conducts his Life Amplified™ and Set for Life! Self-Help Events™ to members of unions and other organizations, employees of various institutions, students at universities, and to the public in general, teaching all how to live personal and professional lives people dream of while easily avoiding some of the life's otherwise practically inevitable financial, family and health tragedies. Mr. Melnik often conducts these educational seminars together with the Federal, State and City Governments, their representatives and entities, such as with the offices of the Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Medicare/Medicaid, members of State Assembly, Congress, City Council, as well as with a District Attorney's office.
Mr. Melnik is very much involved in the lives of communities and organizations throughout the United States in many other ways. He is a member of the board of directors of many non-profit and professional organizations. Mr. Melnik is also a president of a national bar association and served as a board member of a Political Action Committee in New York.
For over two decades Mr. Melnik has educated and assisted tens of thousands individuals and their families. For his education, assistance, leadership and other contributions to various organizations, their members as well as a population in general, Mr. Melnik was numerously recognized by various academic, community, and political organizations and their leaders, including federal and state senators, assemblymen, presidents of various municipalities. His achievements and contributions have also been recognized by a United Nations Committee, the Mayor of the New York City and many others.
On a more personal note, Mr. Melnik enjoys various sports, travel, and sailing. He plays classical guitar and sometimes performs with his blues band. He and his wife live in New York City with their three wonderful children.