Estate Planning Attorney
Melling Estate Planning Solutions
Tyler Melling was born and raised in Texas, but he returned to his roots in Cedar City to attend Southern Utah University, where he met his wife in the Opus Chamber Choir after serving an LDS mission in Slovakia. He graduated in 2012 in Economics with a minor in music performance.
After his time at SUU, Tyler attended the University of Iowa College of Law to take advantage of their top-rated corporate law journal, estate planning courses, and vast clinical opportunities. He spent his first summer in Cedar City performing research for Judge G. Michael Westfall and his second summer enrolled in an independent study program, for which he wrote a 60-page report on the Snake Valley, Utah water proposals. Tyler’s law school experience also included a study abroad program in Arcachon, France, serving as a contributing member of the Journal of Corporation Law editorial board, and clinical experience in estate planning, foreclosures, and family law.
Tyler received his Juris Doctor with High Service Honors in December of 2014 and moved back to Cedar City to raise his family and open an estate planning and business law practice. Tyler currently participates in the Cedar City music community through the Red Rock Singers and the Christmas Messiah Chorale. He also teaches courses in Estate Planning & Probate Law, Law Office Management, and Legal Ethics & Professionalism at Southern Utah University.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Business Law||Business Associations Law, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Organization, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Taxation, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Pass-Through Entities, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Business Acquisitions, Business Divestitures, Merger Reorganization, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation|
|Probate||Ancillary Probate, Probate Administration, Probate Taxation|
|Real Estate||Conveyancing, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Property Management, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Leasing, Real Property|
|Trusts and Estates||Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Financial Planning, Living Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Trust Law, Trust Planning, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation|
|Wills||Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Successions|
Estate Planning Attorney | Melling Estate Planning Solutions
Adjunct Instructor | Southern Utah University
BA Economics, Vocal Performance Minor | Southern Utah University
2007 - 2012
JD | The University of Iowa College of Law
2012 - 2015
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Cedar City, Utah, Iron County
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