Mark Melton is an attorney with the firm of Hunton & Williams, LLP where his practice focuses on federal income tax issues related to domestic and international transactions of multi-national corporations and private investment funds. Mark is also an adjunct lecturer of taxation in the graduate program at SMU’s Cox School of Business, and is a certified public accountant.
Mark believes strongly in community service, and is very active in several philanthropic organizations. In addition to serving on the board of EducateDallas, he is currently the chair-elect of the United Way’s Young Leaders Society, the chair of the Dallas County Junior board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, an executive committee member on the board of Big Thought and the chair of its annual celebrity chef fundraiser, Food for Thought. Mark is also actively involved in the leadership of several education-related committees within the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Regional Chamber. In addition to serving in leadership roles, Mark also believes in “hands-on volunteerism.” To that end, he organizes several service projects each year and recruits volunteers, donates over 100 hours of pro bono legal services each year to the indigent, and is a Big Brother, as well a mentor to several other young men through various school-based organizations.
Mark has been recognized by various organizations for his philanthropic work. He was named one of the Five Outstanding Young Texans in 2010 and one of the Five Outstanding Young Dallasites in 2009 by the Texas Jaycees. Recently, he has been named one of the 40 under 40 by the Dallas Furniture Bank and has been named a finalist for One Man Dallas and the Dallas Foundation’s “Good Works Under 40” award. Mark has also been named “One to Watch” by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and has been awarded the E. Randolph Williams award for outstanding pro bono services each of the last three years.
Mark earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and his masters degree in taxation from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his law degree from Southern Methodist University. He is married to Candiance, and is father to his three children, Constance, Austin and Camden. In his spare time, Mark enjoys attending his kids’ sporting events, playing golf and spending time with friends and family.