Melissa Labant has more than 22 years of tax experience, specializing in research, analysis and writing. Her career included tax policy and advocacy for the profession with oversight on the formulation and submission to Congress, Treasury Department, DOL and IRS of technical and policy recommendations. She also provided comprehensive estate and financial planning services to a wide-range of clients – including family business owners, corporate executives and ultra-high net worth individuals.
B.S. in Business Administration (accounting), St. Louis University; J.D., St. Louis University School of Law
In the community
American Tax Policy Institute, Immediate Past President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Council
American Bar Association (Tax Section)
American Institute of CPAs (Tax & PFP Sections)
Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council
Resources and events
Article 1/30/2023Navigating IRS Disaster Relief
Article 8/16/2022Inflation Reduction Act Signed into Law: Climate, Health Care, and Tax
Media coverage 7/20/2022CLA’s Labant Notes What Smart Investors Do in Bear Markets for the WSJ
Media coverage 5/13/2022CLA’s Labant Comments on Teen Summer Job Tax Traps in the WSJ
Media coverage 3/23/2022CLA’s Labant Talks About Child Tax Credit in Wall Street Journal Tax Guide
Article 11/16/2021Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed Into Law
Blog 10/26/2021New Direction for Potential Tax Legislation?
Article 9/17/2021Are Popular Estate and Gift Tax Planning Techniques Doomed?
Article 3/16/2021The Missing Piece in Estate Plans
Article 3/12/2021Rescue Plan Becomes Law; More Tax Changes for Individuals Yet to Come