Professional Biography

Melanie G. Rubocki Partner

  • Boise

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    1111 West Jefferson Street, Suite 500

    Boise, ID






  • Growing AR/VR Market Brings New Opportunities and Challenges, According to Perkins Coie Survey
    One of the clear themes from Perkins Coie’s 2018 Augmented and Virtual Reality Survey—especially in comparing the results with our inaugural survey in late 2016—was that the industry is growing and, at the same time, encountering new obstacles. Industry insiders responding to the survey—which included startup founders,…
  • Surprise! Interns are Likely Employees.
    As the summer quickly approaches, it’s the time of year that many employers consider hiring an intern for the summer.  Start-up companies may view this as an opportunity to hire students as “cheap” or “free” labor.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about unpaid interns.  The…
  • The Delaware Franchise Tax: Don’t Freak Out
    Within the next few weeks, corporations incorporated under the law of Delaware will receive ominous notices from their registered agents or the Delaware Divisions of Corporations advising such corporations of their annual obligation pay the their Delaware Franchise Tax. Save for “83(b) elections,” “scalability” and “valuation”, no…
  • Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule Gives Startup Founders Temporary Stay in U.S.
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing to grant work authorization to foreign entrepreneurs who raise substantial capital for companies they start. USCIS estimates some 3,000 foreign entrepreneurs may qualify annually. USCIS expects this new proposal to create jobs, facilitate research and development and increase innovation…
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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Idaho


  • Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997,
    Executive Editor, Journal of College and University Law Review
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Economics, 1993
  • The College of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Psychology, 1993


  • Italian