About Melissa

Melissa Roberts is an associate in the tax section of Stoel Rives’ Benefits, Tax, and Private Client group. Her practice focuses on federal and state tax issues, with a particular focus on state and local tax issues, including income, property, sales and use, excise, and employment taxes. She has represented clients in the Oregon Tax Court and regularly assists clients in administrative appeals before state and city revenue agencies.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Melissa was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert Manicke of the Oregon Tax Court (2018–2020). During her clerkship Melissa worked on tax appeals involving a variety of state and federal tax issues, including personal and corporate income tax, tax credits, nexus, apportionment, centrally assessed property, and tax-exempt organizations. While in law school, Melissa was a judicial extern to the Honorable Martha L. Walters of the Oregon Supreme Court (2016).

Melissa is a member of the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section and chair of its New Tax Lawyer Committee.

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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Treasury Issues Low-Income Communities Solar and Wind Credit Guidance,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, January 14, 2023
  • “Court Reviews New Washington Capital Gain Tax,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, December 13, 2022
  • “Tax Changes in Inflation Reduction Act,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, August 19, 2022
  • “New Bill Exempts Real Estate Excise Tax for Real Property Sales or Transfers for Affordable Housing,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, April 28, 2022
  • “Three Points for Schools and Charities to Consider When Owning or Leasing Property in Oregon” (co-author), Portland Business Journal, November 19, 2021
  • “IRS Extends Continuity Safe Harbor for PTC and ITC,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, June 30, 2021
  • “Washington Governor Signs Into Law New Tax on Capital Gains,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, May 12, 2021
  • “Managing the Evolving Workplace: How the Pandemic Has Changed Employment,” SHRM/
    Stoel Rives 19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 3, 2021
  • “Year-End Appropriations Act Includes Income and Employment Tax Provisions,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, January 7, 2021
  • “COVID Relief Bill Includes ITC and PTC Extensions,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, December 22, 2020
  • “After Passage of Prop 19, Consider Transferring California Real Property to Avoid Property Tax Reassessment,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, November 20, 2020
  • “Tax Alert: Voters Approve New Local Taxes in Oregon,” Stoel Rives LLP legal alert, November 5, 2020

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