Melissa Goldman, JD*, is a principal in the Tax and Accounting Department at MBAF.
Melissa has been practicing law since 1988 when she began working in the tax department of a large Wall Street law firm. She specializes in international tax planning, private client wealth, tax controversies and estate and trust planning. Melissa has also acted as consultant in connection with both domestic and international litigation.
Melissa has broad experience with various clients including high net worth individuals and closely held entities, as well as U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts and estates.
*Melissa is admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut.
New York State Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section
New York City Bar Association
Alumni Academic Achievement Award
American Jurisprudence Awards: Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure
Corpus Juris Secundum Award
Boston University Law Review Editor
Boston University Law School – Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, First in Graduating Class
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