University of Michigan, B.A.
American University - Washington College of Law, J.D.
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. - Taxation
State of New Jersey
State of New York
State of Texas
District of Columbia
New Jersey Bar Association, Section of Taxation
New York State Bar Association, Section of Taxation
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
Speaker, The 15 Minute City Series Planning the Post-Pandemic American Future: Reconsidering Commuting Culture for a More Prosperous, Healthier, and Socially Dynamic Future:
- Session 1: An Alternative Model to Our Current Commuting Culture
- Session 2: Proven Ways to Improve Walkability and the Pedestrian Experience In Our Towns & Cities
- Session 3: Refashioning Our Parking Regulations and Development Choices for Fiscal Health
Speaker, American Bar Association Winter Meeting, Houston, TX, “Recent Developments: State and Local Taxation of Interstate Oil & Gas Pipeline Storage and Shipment”
Speaker, State Bar of Texas International Tax Conference, Houston, TX, “Transfer Pricing Litigation Update”
Speaker, "MS&B CPE Series":
- “SALT update”
- “Tax Litigation Update”
- “Section 199A”
- “BBA Audit Regulations”
- “Opportunity Zones"
Mel E. Myers is an experienced attorney focusing on tax, redevelopment, and real estate and land use.
Mel’s tax controversy practice focuses on defending corporations, tax partnerships and individuals during IRS or State of New Jersey audits and litigating tax disputes at both the federal and state levels. 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.
Mel brings a diversity of transactional tax and legal experience to the Firm. Prior to joining McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, Mel worked in the tax group of a prestigious Wall Street law firm nationally recognized for its shareholder activism practice. He was a tax associate in the New York City international tax department of a Big Four accounting firm. 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.
Prior to receiving his LL.M. in Taxation, Mel worked for some of the world’s most sophisticated real estate organizations including Jones Lang LaSalle, the Urban Land Institute, and the United States General Service Administration. Mel has authored and co-authored conferences, books, and articles on various urban planning topics including 15-Minute Cities, the future of multi-modal transportation, parking policy reform, transit-oriented development, planned communities, logistics, and other real estate and urban development topics.
In his real estate and redevelopment practice, Mel represents private developers and government entities in connection with development, implementation and financing of complex development, redevelopment and housing projects. This work includes developing programs for financial assistance for redevelopment projects under New Jersey exemption and abatement statutes and tax increment bond financing programs as well as the development and implementation of financing structures under the various Federal and state tax credit programs as well as the Federal Opportunity Zone program.
Mel is an accomplished public speaker and has presented on a variety of tax & real estate topics, ranging from the state taxation of oil and gas pipeline networks to the economic impact of sound urban planning. He has been a guest speaker at the American Bar Association, as well as at state bar association events.