With direct work in tax related matters since 1995, Melvin’s areas of practice include Puerto Rico and federal income taxation, tax litigation matters, industrial and tourism tax exemptions, and other local taxation issues such as real and personal property, municipal license, sales and use and municipal construction excise taxes. He has extensive experience in tax litigation, with particular emphasis in challenging real property tax assessments issued by the Municipal Revenue Collection Center (CRIM). Melvin actively participates in the negotiations of closing agreements with the Puerto Rico Treasury Department on multiple tax matters. Melvin joined PMA’s tax practice group in 2000. Prior to joining PMA, he practiced in the tax department of another local law firm and as a senior tax consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP. Prior to that, Melvin worked as the tax supervisor of a retail multinational company. He has been a member of the Tax Committee of the Puerto Rico CPA Society and was one of the speakers at the 4th Annual CPA-Lawyer Forum Sponsored by the CPA Society (lecturing on “Administrative and Judicial Challenge of Tax Assessments – Income Taxes, Property Taxes and Municipal License Taxes”).


  • Counsels clients in a wide area of Puerto Rico and United States tax related matters.
  • Has extensive experience in the issuance of exemption decrees under multiple tax incentives legislation.
  • Extensive experience in tax litigation against the Puerto Rico Treasury Department, the Municipal Revenue Collection Center (CRIM) and the municipalities.