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  • Private client services

Melissa Black




Executive summary 


Melissa is a partner in the federal tax practice with Grant Thornton's Chicago office. She focuses on serving clients within the firm's Privately Held Business Tax practice.


Melissa has over 16 years of experience in corporate and individual taxation and consults with companies to create value and manage risk. Melissa's experience includes managing the relationships for family-owned and private equity backed companies with multi-national and multi-state presence to optimize tax planning. Melissa provides comprehensive business tax consulting and compliance services primarily in the manufacturing, distribution, food and beverage and technology industries.




Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA - Illinois
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society




  • Melissa received a Masters of Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

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