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Melissa Harris, CPA

Tax Associate

Professional Experience

In 2000, Melissa joined the Austin Office of Ernst & Young LLP in the tax consulting group. After one year, she transferred to the tax compliance group where she worked on a variety of clients, ranging from individuals to publicly traded corporations.

Melissa joined Maxwell Locke & Ritter in June 2005. She provides tax and consulting services for her clients, which are mostly closely-held businesses, partnerships and their owners. Some of her clients include Austin White Lime Company and Cypress Real Estate Advisors.

Industry Focus

  • Real Estate


  • The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • The University of Texas at Austin - Master of Professional Accounting



  • Family Eldercare, Board Member
  • Real Estate Council of Austin, Member
  • Capital Area Food Bank, Volunteer


  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
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