Mel Schwarz CPA, JD, Partner & Director of Tax Legislative Affairs, Grant Thornton LLP

Mel Schwarz is a Partner and the Director of Tax Legislative Affairs in Grant Thornton’s National Tax Office in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for monitoring tax legislative activity and serves as a technical resource to Grant Thornton on recent legislation, tax incentives and private-equity initiatives.
Mel has more than 29 years of federal income tax experience, including six years on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation. He has successfully advocated client concerns regarding legislative and regulatory developments before Congress, Treasury and IRS officials. Mel also has presented this annual tax webinar for CFMA.