Melody Lechleidner

CPA, JD | Director

"I love digging deep into the law to figure out how to solve a tax problem. I enjoy easing that burden for our clients; state tax can be very overwhelming, especially in today’s environment." - Melody Lechleidner

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Melody has over 20 years of experience in tax accounting. At James Moore, she focuses primarily on state tax matters, including sales tax, income tax, property tax, payroll tax… pretty much anything a state can levy. She helps clients in all industries navigate state tax laws and regulations, keeping them compliant, alerting them to potential risk and saving them money along the way. She also works with state and local governments when they initiate an audit or request additional information.

Before working at James Moore, Melody spent time in Big 4 firms working both the consulting and compliance sides of tax accounting, giving her in-depth knowledge from both sides of the table. She has also educated countless tax professionals over the years about state tax concepts. Outside of the office, she volunteers in local elementary schools, where she tutors and creates math games for the students.

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Juris Doctor, University of Florida

Master of Accounting, University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Florida

Fun Facts

Melody loves legal dramas. "You name it, I've probably seen it—maybe even more than once."

As you could guess by her name, she has enjoyed making music her whole life, playing instruments and singing in the choir.