Melissa utilizes her tax and transactional experience to assist clients with federal and state tax credit projects promoting economic development in communities nationwide.


Melissa focuses on impact investment and community development projects with a strong background in new markets tax credits (NMTC). Melissa leverages her tax and transactional experience to assist investors, community developments entities (CDEs), nonprofits and developers in finding creative solutions to the various tax and compliance issues they face.


Assisted a federal and state NMTC investor with investments supporting the construction, equipping and operation of an auto part manufacturing facility in a highly-distressed area of Mississippi.

Assisted a federal NMTC investor with respect to an investment financing the construction and operation of charter high school in Wisconsin.

Assisted a community development entity with respect to an investment in the construction and equipping of a work force training facility in Kansas City.

Represented a food bank in connection with the NMTC financing of its expanded operations on Colorado’s Western Slope.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, Colorado Bar Association


  • Colorado
  • U.S. Tax Court


New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2022

University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2020

University of Colorado, B.S., Finance

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