Melnick, David H.

David H. Melnick – Retired


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David H. Melnick is currently retired from LPS and his practice of counseling businesses, executives, and professionals, and estate planning and administration.

David is a 1959 graduate of the University of Rochester, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and a 1964 graduate of the University of California, Boalt Hall, where he was editor-in-chief of the California Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif honor society. From 1964 to 1965 he clerked for the Honorable Matthew O. Tobriner, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. From 1966 to 1970 he worked for a moderate-sized San Francisco law firm engaging in both litigation and business counseling. In 1970 David formed a partnership with Mr. Matzger, in which David’s practice included a wide variety of commercial matters.

David has served in leadership positions in the community including as past President of the board of Trustees of the San Francisco Jewish Community Center and as a chairman of the board of Directors of Mt Zion Hospital, where he acted as the chief board negotiator for the Mt Zion UCSF merger. He continues to be affiliated with Mount Zion Health Fund.

Practice Areas

Business & Corporate Transactions

General Counsel Services

Estate Planning

Trust, Probate & Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

California, 1965


University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1964
Honors: Member, Order of the Coif Honor Society

Law Review:
California Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

University of Rochester, 1959
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Past Employment Positions

Hon. Matthew O. Tobriner, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, Law Clerk,
1964 – 1965

Moderate-Sized San Francisco Law Firm, Litigation and Business Counseling,
1966 – 1970

Pro Bono Activities / Community Involvement

Past President, Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Jewish Community Center

Chairman, Board of Directors of Mt. Zion Hospital

Chief Board Negotiator, Mt. Zion UCSF Merger