Melvin A. Warshaw, JD, LLM

Principal, General Counsel
Boston, MA

Mel Warshaw is the General Counsel of Financial Architects Partners. His primary responsibility is to deepen the company's relationship with advisors including trusts and estates lawyers, CPAs, family offices, corporate trustees and trust companies involved in complex life insurance programs undertaken for super affluent individuals and families. He has been a frequent speaker at industry forums, including the 2012 University of Miami Heckerling Institute, the University of Santa Clara Kasner Estate Planning Symposium and many regional bar association events.

Mel is currently a member of the editorial advisory board on insurance for Trusts & Estates magazine. Mel is the past chair of both the American Bar Association (ABA), Real Property Trusts & Estates Section (RPTE) Task Force on Policy Valuation and the ABA RPTE Life Insurance and Financial Planning Committee.

Mel has published numerous articles in Trust & Estates magazine, Estate Planning Journal and other publications. His recent articles include topics such as cost of insurance increases, investor control in private placement life insurance, life insurance as an asset class and use of life insurance by non-residents.

Prior to joining the company, Mel was a senior wealth advisor at JP Morgan Private Bank in Boston, MA and Greenwich, CT. From 1997-2004 Mel was the head of the Boston office Private Client Department and a partner in the international law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. Previously, from 1981 until 1997, he was a partner in the Boston, MA law firm of Burns & Levinson. From 1977 to 1981, Mel was as an attorney in the General Counsel's office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C.


LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1980.
J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 1975.
B.A. with Honors, University of Rochester, 1972.


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