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 York State Bar Association, Section of Taxation
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
Mel E. Myers is an experienced tax attorney who leads the Firm’s Tax Controversy and Transactional Tax Practices.
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.
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.