We are excited to announce that Melanie Abigania has been promoted to Shareholder, one of 12 fall promotions. Melanie started at Sweeney Conrad in January of 2005, and has spent the past 14 years specializing in tax compliance, consulting, and planning for high net worth individuals, trusts, and estates. She is passionate about advising her clients, assisting them on small business issues, income tax planning, and estate and gift tax planning, and helping them figure out complicated tax lingo. Her clients operate in industries including real estate development, professional services, wholesale and manufacturing.
“It’s an honor to welcome Melanie into the shareholder group,” says John Forrest, Sweeney Conrad’s Managing Shareholder. “She has been an integral part of our firm since she was hired in 2005, and embodies the ‘people first’ foundation on which the firm was built. We see the strength of her values in everything Melanie does; from her relationships with her clients, to the way she relates to her team. It’s truly a privilege to call her my colleague.”
Melanie received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Central Washington University and is a member of the AICPA and WSCPA. When she is not figuring out complicated tax problems or hanging out with her young son and family, you may find her at a hot yoga studio or travelling somewhere where she can learn about a new culture. Melanie joins shareholders John Forrest, Marty Brown, Duke Eide, Greg LaCombe, Christopher LeRoux, Craig Looper, Dave Miniken, Sam North, Jeff Piha, Wende Wadsworth and Jeff Windus.