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Melissa L. Wheaton

Melissa L. Wheaton

Helping you avoid the expense, time and drama of probate…with southern charm.
  • Estate Planning, Tax Law, Business Law
  • Florida
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Who Am I?

I am the Founder and Principal Attorney at TEPS LAW, LLC where we help clients resolve IRS tax disputes, advise entrepreneurs in business law matters, and provide customized estate plans. I am licensed and admitted to practice law as a member of the Florida Bar. I am also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. Prior to starting TEPS LAW, I worked for a Fortune 260 company for over 13 years representing the company in collective bargaining disputes. I served as a Director of Labor Relations and Arbitration and led a team of highly skilled managers in resolving contractual disputes, negotiating agreements, and providing training deliverables to internal stakeholders. Prior to my time in Corporate America, I practiced administrative law, worked in private practice, and served as a prosecutor in Fourth Judicial Circuit. I am also a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend who understands people hire attorneys to help problems go away.

Where Am I From?

I’m a 5th generation Florida native originally from Jacksonville. I love this great state and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I’m a proud alumnus of the University of Florida where I received both my Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor with Honors. I furthered my education by later earning a Master of Science in Management from Troy University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Why Hire TEPS LAW?

My unique background which combines legal experience, people leadership, corporate management, professionalism, and executing strategic initiatives to achieve results driven objectives are a combination difficult to find in the legal profession. My main objective is to provide a center of excellence for my clients at an affordable cost. I aim to make all clients feel at ease and comfortable when discussing sensitive financial and personal matters.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Estate Tax Planning, International Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Formation, Franchising
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0641324
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Boston University
LL.M. (2020) | Taxation, Estate Planning
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Troy University - Troy campus
M.S. (2006) | Management
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. (2002) | Legal Studies
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Florida
B.A. (1997) | Philosophy, History
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 641324
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Business Formation Blog
Contact & Map
101 NE Third Ave.
Suite 1500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 312-3466
Fax: (754) 254-1804
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)