Melissa Doorman provides clients with extensive private wealth advice, acting for international clients in a variety of jurisdictions.

Melissa has spent many years in private legal practice advising international ultra-high net worth individuals, families and their businesses. She has significant experience advising clients, and their families about asset structuring solutions, succession planning and investment into the UK. She is a trusted adviser for many family offices.

Melissa provides family governance expertise to a number of families and their businesses ensuring family goals are preserved and assets are protected.

Melissa has set up and registered several charitable entities and has acted as both a Trustee and Protector for her clients.

She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Recent work
  • Coordinating tax planning advice and succession planning involving multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising on family governance and drafting family charters for a Middle Eastern family owning multiple global businesses.
  • Advising an individual on relocating his business and family to the UK; providing cohesive advice on all legal and logistical aspects.
  • Trusted advisor for a family with various sensitive issues to address; coordinating different legal advice, producing and executing the strategy.
Did you know
Melissa is an avid Peloton user, ski enthusiast and backgammon player.


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