Melissa Wichman leads the Transactions Tax offering and brings 30 years of experience advising both private equity and strategic buyers on tax due diligence and structuring acquisitions and divestitures. She has extensive experience ranging from mid-market transactions to large private equity-backed deals.
Ms. Wichman’s experience includes working with privately owned and publicly held companies on complex business and tax-planning matters. She advises on corporate tax, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and bankruptcy, international tax (cross-border and local country matters), among other areas across industries, including in technology, healthcare, manufacturing and consumer/industrial products.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Wichman was a Tax Partner at BDO. Before her role at BDO, Ms. Wichman was a partner in a Big 4 firm where she worked in Chicago and Washington, D.C. providing tax and transaction advisory services. Her experience includes advising both private equity and strategic buyers on tax due diligence, structuring acquisitions and divestitures, and bankruptcies and debt workouts. She also worked in London for two years assisting client teams worldwide on the provision of tax services to global accounts.