Melissa has been with Smith & Howard since 1999.  As a Partner in our Tax Services Group, Melissa provides tax planning, compliance and consulting services to individuals and businesses, and has worked most extensively with technology, professional services, manufacturing, and distribution businesses. She is a member of our Manufacturing/Distribution group and International Services Team.

Melissa assists clients tax planning and compliance, tax minimization, tax controversy resolution, income tax accounting issues and income tax provision preparation and analysis. She has assisted various businesses in cross-border operations planning and analysis, as well as, tax planning and compliance related to mergers and acquisitions.

Melissa received a BBA in Accounting and a BBA in Finance from Valdosta State University, and a Master of Taxation from Georgia State University. She is a member of the AICPA, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and Atlanta Tax Forum.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading and watching college football and Braves’ baseball.