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Practice Areas

  • Domestic Tax Services
  • Trust and Estate Planning Administration
  • Personal and Family Financial Management

Industries Served

  • High Net Worth Families
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Private Foundations

MELISSA ABBOTT
CPA, JD, Principal

106 Campus Drive, Suite 106, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Tel: 973-267-4200 Ext. 4640     Email: mabbott@rem-co.com

Melissa has over a decade of public accounting experience, specializing in tax compliance and planning for trusts, estates, private foundations, and high net worth individuals. Melissa performs detailed research and analysis of complex tax issues for her clients, concentrating on fiduciary income and estate tax.

Prior to joining Raich Ende Malter & Co LLP, Melissa was an estate planning and tax attorney, where she specialized in analyzing and drafting estate plans, wills, trust documents, and estate and gift tax plans.

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

  • Certified Public Accountant licensed in Wisconsin and New York State
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) – Trust and Estate Administration Committee (Chair), Estate Planning Committee
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Jim Henson Foundation – Treasurer
  • Estate Planning Council of New York City
  • Northern New Jersey Estate Planning Council
  • Madison Central Lions Club (Wisconsin) – 2004-2009

Publications and Presentations

  • “QSSTs and ESBTs: No Longer Mutually Exclusive,” The Tax Advisor, October 2011
  • “Formula Marital Deduction Clause Not a Guaranteed Estate Tax Shelter,” The Tax Advisor, October 2012

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School – Juris Doctor, Law
  • University of Wisconsin at Whitewater - Bachelor of Business Administration