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Melissa C. Carpani | Carpani and Gordon P.A. | Equitable Tax Relief | Transactional Business Lawyer | Leawood, KS
Attorneys. Advocates. Trusted Advisors.
Chris Gordon and Melissa Carpani provide a full range of services in business law, tax law and estate planning. Please review our bios below to learn more about us. We appreciate and look forward to the opportunity of working with our clients.
Melissa C. Carpani
Melissa C. Carpani is a founding member of Carpani and Gordon, P.A. A graduate of the University of Kansas and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, she has been practicing law since graduating from Loyola in 2004. Melissa clerked for Schlagel Gordon & Kinzer, LLC in her final year of law school, joined that firm as an associate in 2004 and was made a member in 2007. In 2010, she joined Chris Gordon in forming Carpani and Gordon, P.A. to create a firm with more emphasis on corporate and tax practice.
Melissa’s practice primarily focuses on tax law, with the majority of her practice involved in tax controversy work, representing clients in obtaining equitable tax relief for outstanding tax liabilities through offers in compromise, installment agreements, innocent spouse relief or other work outs. Melissa represents clients involved in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, Kansas Department of Revenue and other state taxing authorities.
Additionally, Melissa’s practice includes transactional law, including all aspects of the entity selection process, including formation, operation, expansion, merger, acquisition and liquidation of varied corporate and partnership entities.
Melissa is a member of Johnson County and Kansas Bar Associations and writes as a regular contributor to the Johnson County BarLetter.
Areas of Practice:
- Corporations and Business Organizations
- Tax Law; Tax Planning
- Real Estate
- Kansas, 2004
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2004
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D.
- University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, B.G.S. in English and Communications
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Kansas Bar Association
- Johnson County Bar Association
Published Cases & Articles:
- Co-Author, “Pennies on the Dollar” Tax Relief, Not As Simple as the Ads Say
Johnson County BarLetter, Volume 25, Number 1 (Spring 2011).
- Co-Author, To Lien or Not to Lien, There Isn’t Really A Question
Johnson County BarLetter, Volume 25, Number 2 (Summer 2011).
- Co-Author, IRS Form 4180 Interviews for Trust Fund Penalties: A Major Domino in Nondischargeable Personal Tax Liability
Johnson County BarLetter, Volume 25, Number 3 (Fall 2011).
Christopher A. Gordon
Christopher A. Gordon is a founding member of Carpani and Gordon, P.A., and has been in practice since graduating from law school in 1994. Chris has an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law. While in law school, Chris was a staff member of the Washburn Law Journal and currently continues to write for the Johnson County BarLetter as a regular contributor. Chris holds the highest possible rating granted by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory as an AV rated attorney.