Melchionna PLLC is an international law firm with a focus on business, tax, corporate and intellectual property law.
Melchionna PLLC is an international law firm...

About us

Melchionna PLLC has helped clients across North America and Europe achieve their goals with sound business advice and innovative solutions to current legal questions. Our experienced attorneys have a wealth of academic and professional experience in the legal field, and we are well-equipped to guide clients through complex business transaction.

We strive to build a meaningful and intellectually satisfying relationship with each client to better understand their goals and provide personalized recommendations. Moreover, we use innovative fee arrangements to enhance our business advisory services potential.

The firm’s familiarity with international business and tax challenges has helped numerous current and past clients thrive. You can learn more about our attorneys here or get in touch with us directly here. We look forward to hearing from you.



Luca CM Melchionna, Esq., Principal

Luca CM Melchionna has over 20 years of experience in both private practice and academia, in Italy and in the United States. He currently represents and assists multinational companies and institutional entities in a variety of corporate, commercial and tax law matters. He represents buyers and investors in the formation and/or acquisition of U.S. companies, local assets and in international business transactions. He also assists and represents clients before numerous federal and/or state authorities and institutions. He is a member of the New York City Bar, the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association. Mr. Luca CM Melchionna is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and before the following courts: US District Court of Southern District of New York; US District Court of the Eastern District of New York; US District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan.

He graduated at the University of Rome, School of Law with a Juris Doctor. He earned an LLM degree in International Business Law at the University of Rome, Business School; a second LLM degree in International Tax Planning (with honors). In 2003, he graduated with a third LLM degree at Boston University School of Law. In 2011-2012 he was a visiting scholar at the Italian Academy, Columbia University.

Mr. Melchionna published extensively: two books; three contributions to books, and more than 50 professional and/or academic articles. He is invited regularly to conferences, symposia, roundtables, and academic lectures. A detailed resume is available upon request. 

Premtaj Carlose, Esq. Of Counsel

Premthaj Carlose is of counsel of Mechionna PLLC. He practices Estate Planning, Immigration and Real Estate Transactions. He has worked extensively in matters involving Wills and Trust and Immigration. He started collaborating with the firm in 2013 in matters involving cross border transactions, international investment and trade, company formation, licensing and corporate immigration. Mr. Carlose is a member of the American Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and his admission to practice in the State of Georgia is pending. In addition, he is qualified to practice in India since 1997 where he was a practicing Criminal Defense Attorney.

He earned an LLM in 2009 from St. John’s University School of Law; a LL.B. in 1996 from University of Kerala, India; a M.B.A., in 1997 from IGNOU, India; a B.A in Economics and B.A in Philosophy in 1985 from Mysore University, India; and a Divinity Degree in 1990 from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome.

Dott. Elio Gallarati, Of Counsel

Elio Gallarati advises companies on domestic and international tax matters and corporate tax law issues on reorganizations, M&A, sales of stock and/or assets. On cross-border transactions, Mr. Gallarati provides advice on foreign financial statements, applicable accounting principles, and corporate taxation. In this context, he has also acquired relevant experience on corporate governance issues. He holds numerous corporate positions.

He graduated with a degree in Business and Finance at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He is an admitted chartered accountant in Italy (CPA equivalent).

Christopher Scott, Legal assistant

Christopher Scott assists with client and office management and writes short articles for the firm’s website. He is interested in deeper exploration of business law and intends to pursue a law degree in the future.

Before joining Melchionna PLLC, Christopher managed operations for Canada’s largest student union at the University of British Columbia, his alma mater, where he also earned a B.A. in religious studies.

Avv. Teresa Massaro, Trainee

Avvocato Teresa Massaro is an Italian lawyer joining Melchionna PLLC from Rome.

Ms. Massaro spent four years practicing corporate law, M&A, and providing legal advice to startups on cross-border transaction and financing.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from LUISS University in 2015, where she also earned a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law, European and International Perspectives in 2019. She attended the “European and Comparative Company Law: Capital Market” Summer School run jointly by LUISS University and Leiden University and the Centre for European Company Law – CECL.

Dott.ssa Daniela Valenti, Of counsel

Ms. Daniela Valenti has extensive experience matured in the legal departments of several multinational corporations in a variety of industries among which are luxury eyewear, furniture, and steel. Her experience and focus are on cross border transactions, complex contract drafting and negotiation (in English, French, and Spanish), transnational litigation, and business plans analysis aimed at the expansion process of mid-size companies.

Ms. Valenti holds an equivalent J.D. from the University of Pavia School of Law (established in 1361 AD), where she graduated with a thesis on Swiss International Arbitration Law. She later received a Master’s of Law in Global Marketing, Communication, and Made in Italy. Ms. Valenti has also earned a Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration from the University of Roma Tre and completed the Advanced Program in Legal and Business Practice at the University of Oxford (UK).

In 2017, Ms. Valenti was recognized by Fondazione Italia-USA as an accredited professional in developing Italian-American business exchanges.