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Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna

Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna

also known as Luca CM Melchionna

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About Me

I have an extensive international experience in the private practice as well as in the academia. I have worked with top international boutique law firms overseas where I was able to refine transnational and comparative skills. My practice focuses on structuring cross-border transactions with international tax consequences. In the last 15 years, I have also been appointed adjunct professor of law in several law schools in Europe and the US, teaching transnational law subjects like International Tax; International Arbitration; EU Law; Comparative Law; and Intro to US Law. My list of publications is available upon request.


Languages Spoken: Italian

Practice Areas


  1. International Law: 45%
    3 years
  2. Business: 30%
    3 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%



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Contact Info

Melchionna, PLLC

1120 Avenue of the Americas
4th Floor
New York, NY, 10036


NYCurrently registered 201203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
St. John's Teaching AwardSt. John's Law School Dean2009
High HonorsUniversity of Rome2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMelchionna & Gandolfo LLP2012 - Present
Vice-Chair, International Section, Europe CommitteeAmerican Bar Association (Aba)2014 - 2014
Research ScholarColumbia University - Italian Academy for Advanced Studies2008 - 2009
Dir. Transn. Progr/Adjunct Prof. of LawSt Johns University Law School2006 - 2012
Visiting Scholar and ResearcherBoston University Law School2005 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Society of Comparative LawMember2010 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association Newsletter, Recent EU Development, Issue 10, 2014Corporate Inversion, Migration, Immigration and Citizenship2014
ABA International Law NewsletterBasel III: the US perspective2013
ABA International Law Section NewsletterTaxation of Financial Transactions2013
North Carolina Central Law ReviewThe Opportunities of Multiple Sovereign Crises: The European Market Phoenix2013
Il MulinoL'Immigration Law Statunitense2013
Thompson Reuter News & InsightCowardice is no crime – at least in the U.S.2012
TimeCosta Concordia: As Hope Fades for More Survivors, Finger-Pointing Begins,2012
GiappichelliThe silence of Comparison e la rilevanza del Materiale giuridico straniero per le Cort USA2011
Transnational Law & Contemporary ProblemsGlobal Legal Education and Comparative Visa Regulations2010
St. John's Legal Studies Research PaperTransnational Study Program and the Global Law School2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawAmerican Law - International Business PracticeLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Sapienza University of RomeInternational Tax PlanningLL.M - Master of Laws2001
Sapienza University of RomeComparative LawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lecture at Columbia UniversityLeading cases in Food and Fashion law: a Comparative View2013
R.J. Reynolds Symposium 2012Obstacles & Opportunities: The Role of Law in doing business in new and old economies2012
Pathways to Employment in International Law (3)International Law - Cardozo Law School2012
Class LectureThe EU and Italy: a comparative perspective - at Columbia University2012
Private Theory Law Workshop, International Academy of Comparative Law and American Society of Comparative Law, Washington DCThe Identity of Globalism and Nations Under Attack: Comparison Towards a Never Ending Assemblage Process,2011
Global Governance: Political Authority in TransitionMigrants, Minorities and the Law in Comparative Perspective2011
AALS Core Educational Values: Guideposts for the Pursuit of Excellence in Challenging TimesGlobal Legal Education and Comparative Visa Regulation2011