Melanie Chen

MANAGING DIRECTOR,UHY LLP
UHY ADVISORS, NY INC

Direct: 212 381 4788

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE:
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • International Trade and Customs
  • Distribution and Retailing
  • Professional Services
  • Healthcare
ACTIVE & PRIOR PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Melanie leads the China Group at UHY Advisors, and directs a variety of services, specifically cross-border tax planning and business consulting services for companies doing business between the United States and mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (“Greater China Region”). Melanie is a member of the Management Committee of UHY Advisors NY, and a former member of the Board of Directors of UHY International, the global organization of UHY member firms.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Assists China-based U.S. publicly-traded companies with U.S. GAAP financial reporting, such as preparation of financial statements, S-1/F-1, quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K forms
  • Assists Chinese companies with acquisitions and investments in the U.S., such as financial and tax due diligence, designing tax efficient investment structures, and identifying investment opportunities
  • Advises high net worth Chinese individuals on U.S. tax planning and compliance
  • Advises U.S.-based multinational companies on complex tax, financial, and operational issues related to doing business in the Greater China Region
  • Assists U.S. companies on identifying suppliers, manufacturers, licensees and investors in China
BACKGROUND:
  • Licensed CPA in the state of California
  • Licensed attorney in the state of New York and in China
  • Previously held positions with two of the “Big 4” accounting firms
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • LL.M., University of Florida School of Law
  • LL.M. and Bachelor of Law, Peking University School of Law (China)
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP:
  • Speaker, “2018 U.S. IPO Market Outlook”, 2017
  • Speaker, “China’s Economy and Financial System” Conference, by Asia Financial Society, Columbia Business School Asia Alumni Club, and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, 2017
  • Speaker, “The Exodus of Capital from China and the Opportunities it Presents”, 2017

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