Melody M. Block is Counsel in Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Corporate Law Practice Group.

Melody focuses her practice on business entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial transactions and corporate governance concerns, frequently for start-ups, family-owned businesses and closely-held businesses. She also advises dental groups, veterinary groups and physicians across the country in the acquisition and sale of professional practices. Having previously worked as commercial litigator, Melody is well-equipped to advise on contract and employment law concerns, with an eye towards avoiding potential litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, Melody worked at a prominent New Jersey regional firm litigating significant matters. Melody began her career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Allison Accurso, J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

While in law school, Melody was selected to serve on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Record and interned with the Honorable Esther Salas, United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey. She also served as a Student Attorney at the Rutgers Education and Health Law Clinic where she advocated for the rights of children with disabilities.

Melody graduated from Rutgers Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. Melody received her B.A. from Trinity College and post-graduation she received a Fulbright Grant to work as an English Teaching Assistant in La Guajira, Colombia. Melody is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Melody is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. In 2023, she was named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list*.

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. A description of the standard or methodology used by Super Lawyers can be found here.

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Associaton
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

  • New Jersey, 2017
  • New York, 2019
  • District Court of New Jersey

  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Trinity College, B.A.

Deal Alert: Our National Dental Law Group Closed a Transaction on the Sale of a Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry Practice to a DSO

November 23, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s National Dental Law Group successfully closed a transaction involving the sale of a cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry practice to a dental support organization (“DSO”) with a large national footprint. The transaction included an equity component with a total purchase price over $3.5 Million. Our team – comprised of Casey Gocel, Melody […]

Deal Alert: Our National Dental Law Group Worked with a Client on the Sale of a Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry Practice

November 11, 2022

Members of the National Dental Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC including William Barrett, Barry Schwartz, Melody Lins, Nicole Fryer, Michael Lipari, and Steve Holt worked with a client on the sale of a cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry practice. The seller was acquired by a dental support organization (“DSO”) with a large footprint in […]

Deal Alert: Our National Veterinary Law Group Worked with a Client on the Purchase of a Veterinary Practice Under Extremely Short Timeframe to Avoid Increased Interest Rates

October 31, 2022

In October 2022, members of our National Veterinary Law Group including Peter Tanella, Esq., Melody M. Lins, Esq., Eileen Funnell, Esq., and Alan Freeman, Esq. worked with a client on the purchase of a veterinary practice under an extremely short timeframe in order to avoid increased interest rates. In a span of only 18 days from the execution […]

Deal Alert: Members of our National Veterinary Law Group worked with a client on the sale of his veterinary practice under an extremely short timeframe. 

March 14, 2022

In a span of only 18 days, our team was engaged to negotiate and close the deal. Our client sold his South Carolina veterinary practice, which operated in two locations, to a corporate consolidator for a total enterprise value equal to more than $5,000,000. Once engaged, our team immediately conducted extensive financial and legal diligence and negotiated […]

Client Alert: Corporate Transparency Act

November 16, 2023

On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) will become law and will impose reporting obligations which will impact millions of small businesses across the United States. It is critical for business owners to understand the CTA reporting requirements as failure to comply can result in both civil and criminal penalties. If you own […]

Veterinary Law Newsletter: Volume 25

November 3, 2023

Exciting news from the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC! Our latest newsletter is here, and it’s packed with valuable insights for the veterinary industry. In this issue, you’ll find informative articles covering non-disclosure agreements, associate buy-ins, and crucial cybersecurity and privacy practices for veterinary clinics. We’re also thrilled to showcase the achievements […]

Avoiding Litigation Pitfalls in Dental Practice Transactions

August 30, 2023

Lawsuits involving dental practice transactions are more common than one might imagine.  In addition to the monetary and reputational costs of litigation, the mental, and even physical toll of a lawsuit is significant.  Given the stakes, this article aims to highlight some ways dentists can avoid litigation pitfalls as they contemplate or prepare for a […]

Veterinary Law Newsletter: Volume 23

March 23, 2023

Our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is excited to release our latest newsletter. In addition to important industry hot topics and recent events, we are excited to spotlight Symbios Animal Health, Patterson Veterinary University and BlackDVM Network in this issue. Read the newsletter here.

National Veterinary Law Group Newsletter: Volume 22

January 3, 2023

As we get ready to close out 2022 and start 2023, we are pleased to bring you our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC‘s End of Year Newsletter. In this issue, Chair Peter Tanella, Esq. and the Veterinary Law Team bring you articles on hot topics such as “What Does it Mean to Hire the […]

The Four-Phase DSO Transaction Process: What to Expect When Selling a Dental Practice

November 9, 2022

The prevalence of dental support organizations (DSOs) and the competitive purchase prices they offer, has led many dentists and dental practice owners to decide to sell their practice. As this consolidation trend will likely continue for the foreseeable future, it is in the best interests of private practice owners to understand what to expect when […]

What Does It Mean to Hire the Right Veterinary Lawyer?

September 26, 2022

The old saying “a rose is a rose is a rose” does not apply to attorneys. And for good reason! Although an attorney should have a general working knowledge of several areas of law, no one legal practitioner can or should claim to be experienced in all industries. This is one of the many reasons […]

Navigating Types of Dental Transactions & the Financial Terms to Know

August 2, 2022

It is imperative that dentists ask three financial questions to ensure a deal is advantageous to them: how much is being paid to the seller; where is the money to pay the seller coming from; and when will the seller receive payment? To determine the answers to these questions dentists looking to buy or sell a […]

What Should Veterinary Businesses Know About the New Ban on Forced Arbitration of Employee Sexual Abuse Claims?

June 17, 2022

There is a general belief that arbitration favors employers and large businesses. However, an important change in the law, backed by bipartisan support, has advanced employee rights significantly by increasing their access to courts for certain claims. Specifically, the new law affects an employer’s ability to enforce an arbitration agreement and handle sexual harassment/assault claims […]

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to exhibit at upcoming VMX Conference in January

December 8, 2023

As 2023 is coming to an end, our National Veterinary Law Group is already gearing up to exhibit at VMX on January 13th to 17th, 2024 in Orlando. If you will be at the show, make sure to stop by Booth 1763 to say hello to Peter Tanella, Esq., Melody Block, Esq., and Eileen Funnell, […]

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Exhibit at the New York Vet Show

August 29, 2023

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is gearing up for a busy fall. They will be exhibiting at the New York Vet Show on November 8th and 9th at the Javits Center in New York. Make sure to stop by Booth 1313 to say hello.

Join Us at DS World to Explore Strategies for Dental Entrepreneurs with Melody Block, Esq., and Justin Wade, Esq.

August 7, 2023

Save the date! DS World 2023 is coming back to Las Vegas in September, and our team can’t wait to speak at The Ultimate Experience in Digital Dentistry. Whether looking to capitalize on your life’s work or expand your dental empire, dental entrepreneurs invest significant time, energy, and resources into building their practices. In their […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is excited to announce that two of our attorneys have been selected as honorees for the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Legal Awards

July 19, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is excited to announce that two of our attorneys have been selected as honorees for the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Legal Awards. Peter Levey, Esq. emerges as a distinguished Mentor Honoree, guiding and inspiring the next generation of legal professionals with his exceptional wisdom and guidance. Meanwhile, Melody Block, Esq. […]

21 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Named to 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers Lists

May 11, 2023

Congratulations to the Mandelbaum Barrett PC attorneys selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars lists that were just announced today. We think our team is pretty super too! Learn more about this award and the methodology used by Thomson Reuters here. No aspect of this award or advertisement has been approved by […]

Associate Melody Lins to Present at New York County Dental Society Event: Path to Practice Ownership

November 1, 2022

Melody Lins, Associate and a member of our National Dental Law Group, will be presenting at a New York County Dental Society event for dentists interested in owning a practice. Melody will be joined by Robert Malandruccolo and Jarrett Mathews from Bank of America Practice Solutions. Dentists will become better informed about practice ownership options […]

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Exhibit at the 2022 NY Vet Show

October 26, 2022

Coming up next week on November 3rd and 4th! The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be exhibiting at the US Vet Shows‘ New York Vet Show at the Javits Center. They are looking forward to connecting with industry friends and colleagues. Make sure to stop by and say hello at Booth #1313.

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May 29, 2020