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Melaine Brandt Madison

2501 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713




Melaine Brandt, CPA


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.

  • 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



Areas of Focus

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


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

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