Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.

Melaine Brandt
Madison

2501 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713

Tel: 608.270.2955
Email: mbrandt@wipfli.com

Services

Tax

Areas of Focus

  • Bank taxation
  • Real estate investors and financial services firms
  • High-net-worth individuals

Industries

Financial Institutions

Education

Iowa State University
  • Bachelor of science degrees in industrial administration and accounting

Melaine Brandt, CPA

Partner

With over 30 years of experience, Melaine Brandt advises clients throughout the firm on tax issues affecting financial institutions, real estate and high net worth individuals. She frequently consults and provides formal tax opinions on various M&A issues.

Melaine has authored articles for Wipfli’s newsletters and industry publications, as well as technical publications such as The Tax Advisor. She provided comments from Wipfli to the IRS on the bad debt regulations in October 2013. Melaine is also a frequent and well-versed speaker on tax topics, such as a webinar for the Wisconsin Bankers Association on the new Tax Law in early January 2018. She has spoken at events for the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA), Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA), Department of Financial Institutions Bank Examiners and Community Bankers of Wisconsin (CBW), as well as Wipfli’s annual Community Bank Forum.

Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • WICPA Financial Institution Task Force - Membe

Recent Insights

Blogs

The Rules of the Game
Sep 21, 2018

Individuality
Aug 10, 2016