My greatest asset is my ability to take complex conundrums of the internal revenue code and other tax statutes and break them down for a client in a clear, no-nonsense fashion. I love my practice area because each day is like solving a difficult brain teaser or puzzle. What fun is there in your practice if it’s not a new challenge each day? This is what my clients appreciate about me. I love and embrace a challenge.
Melinda Fellner is Chair of Carter Ledyard’s Tax Department. Her practice focuses on transactional tax including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and investment funds. In addition to leading the Tax practice, she is an active member in two of CLM’s Industry Groups: Real Estate, and Cannabis, Hemp and CBD given her experience working with entities in these sectors. Melinda also offers clients years of experience handling matters in both state and federal tax controversy. Her practice fits well with Carter Ledyard’s international cross-border client practice in the mergers and acquisitions space, the international compliance arena and her experience helping clients navigate the IRS Streamlined Offshore Programs and other options and assisting with other offshore income issues. She has previously served as tax partner at prominent law firms.
Melinda’s leadership of the Tax practice brings new value to the team and supports close collaboration to serve clients in the Trusts & Estates, Corporate, IP and Litigation Departments.
Ms. Fellner earned a B.A. from Cornell University and is a graduate of Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and earned her LLM in Taxation at New York University. She is a frequent author and speaker on salient topics addressing tax implications.