Mel E. Myers is an experienced tax attorney who leads the Firm’s tax controversy and transactional tax teams.
Mel’s tax controversy practice focuses on defending corporations, tax partnerships, and individuals during IRS audits. Mel began his tax career at a Chambers’ ranked Tax Controversy firm. He has successfully resolved tax disputes at the examination level and administrative appeals, and tried tax cases at the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, saving his clients millions of dollars by coming to resolutions and settlements that required subtle navigation of the tax code.
Mel brings a diversity of transactional tax and legal experience to the Firm. Prior to joining MS&B, Mel worked in the tax group of a prestigious Wall Street law firm nationally recognized for its equity investment practice and was a tax associate in the New York City international tax department of a Big Four accounting firm. Prior to receiving his LL.M. in Taxation, Mel served as Assistant General Counsel in of the United States General Services Administration in Washington, DC, the Federal Government agency responsible for acquiring, managing, and disposing of all of the U.S. Government’s real and personal property assets. In these roles, Mel developed a sophisticated transactional expertise that includes advising private equity funds, corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships on matters ranging from acquisitions, recapitalizations, dispositions, reorganizations, mergers and terminations to partnership and company formation, complex commercial real estate loans, and share and asset purchase agreements.
As part of the Firm’s finance practice, Mel represents investors, banks, syndicators, yield guarantors, lenders, real estate developers and community development entities. His experience includes partnership taxation, complex deal structuring, bond and other financing, business negotiations, financial/tax planning, guaranties, rental subsidies, secondary market offerings, portfolio sales, workouts, restructurings, dispositions and community revitalization projects.
Mel is an accomplished public speaker and has presented on a variety of tax topics, ranging from transfer pricing to state taxation of oil and gas pipeline networks. He has been a guest speaker at the American Bar Association Tax Section, as well as at state bar association tax section events.