Rebecca Ritvo Melaas



Boston College Law School , JD, 2011, cum laude

Bates College, BA, 2008, magna cum laude

Rebecca focuses her practice on federal and state income taxation of corporate, flow-through and tax-exempt entities and individuals. She also has experience representing investors, syndicators and developers in transactions using federal and state tax credits and incentives, including low-income housing and new markets tax credits. In addition to helping clients with tax structuring in connection with tax credit transactions, Rebecca also assists clients with respect to ongoing compliance matters, investor exits and unwinds. Rebecca has also represented a number of non-profit organizations in obtaining tax-exempt status and addressing on-going reporting and compliance issues, including the tax on unrelated business income. Before joining Klein Hornig, Rebecca worked for Locke Lord LLP (formerly Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP) as a member of the firm’s Tax, Benefits & Compensation Department.

Before joining the Firm, Rebecca worked as a law clerk at the maritime law firm of Holbrook & Murphy, where she researched issues relating to cargo loss and damage, personal injury and other civil litigation matters. Prior to her law clerk experience, she interned at the Massachusetts Office on Disability. At Boston College Law School, she served as a research assistant to Professor Brian D. Galle for whom she researched and analyzed federal taxation topics, including corporate tax integration and the tax treatment of stock dividends.


  • Massachusetts
  • Represented low-income housing tax credit syndicator in investment in affordable housing projects nationwide.
  • Represented developer in the new markets tax credit financing of a new school annex facility.
  • Assisted nonprofit organizations in applying for and obtaining federal tax-exempt status.
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member