Coralville/Iowa City Attorney

At The Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw, P.L.C. the client’s needs always come first, that’s why his motto is “Client-focused, Results-driven”. Melvin has crafted his services to focus on getting the best results during life-changing times for his clients.

Family Estate Planning and Protection


Estate Planning

Your estate planning needs are unique. The basic documents that comprise your estate plan should be prepared under the careful advisement of an estate planning attorney.

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Probate Administration

The death of a loved one is life-changing for surviving family and friends. The emotions that follow death must give way to the practical tasks of transferring property.

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Real Estate, Entrepreneurial and Business Ventures


Real Estate

First time and repeat homebuyers and sellers should select a real estate attorney to guide them through each stage of every real estate transaction.

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Business Law

The importance of having skilled legal counsel ready to advise the business owner in contract negotiations, non-compete and buy-sell agreements, and much more, should not be overlooked.

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Other Practice Areas


Other General Practice Areas

Melvin O. Shaw handles a variety of general practice matters, including contract drafting, contracts review, and contract disputes, establishing and terminating guardianships and conservatorships, drafting and interpreting family settlement agreements, and other matters. 

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“We have used Mr Shaw for 2 different real estate transactions, and he has been great to work with on both. He also looked over my wife’s contract when she graduated and joined a practice. He has always kept us up to date…”


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Contact Phone: 319.337.7429 Fax: 319.337.6272 Email:

LOCATION 1303 5th Street, Suite 104 Coralville, Iowa 52241
Prominently Located in Coralville’s Plaza on 5th Building. Free Street Parking Along 5th Street and the Coralville Public Library parking lot.
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