Briani Bennett Mellen Esq.


Briani Bennett Mellen is an associate in the Nexsen Pruet's Tax group and practices in the Columbia, South Carolina office. Her law practice is primarily focused is in the areas of estate planning, wealth transfer planning, and federal transfer tax planning.
Briani advises clients on tax and estate planning matters, including: Gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; Creation and implementation of irrevocable trusts; Planning for incapacity; Formation of limited liability companies or family limited partnerships; Family succession for closely-held businesses; and Advanced estate planning techniques.

Briani has presented on advanced estate planning topics for the American Bar Association, Bloomberg BNA, and the North Carolina Bar Association. She has written articles on matters involving estate planning and trust administration for numerous trade publications, including the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal; Trust & Estates; and Estate Planning magazine. She also served as Co-Chair for the American Bar Association's Generation-Skipping Tax Committee for 2013-14.

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, magna cum laude
B.A., Emory University

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
871 T.M., Trust Decanting (co-author)