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Michela is an associate at Reed Smith in the State and Local Tax (SALT) group, based in Chicago. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Michela was a State and Local Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Manager at RSM for about two years. Before that she worked at KPMG for six years, where she advised private equity and strategic clients on the state and local tax consequences associated with transactions ranging from $10M to $15B. In addition, she has experience drafting taxpayer memoranda for state and local tax positions and controversy including audit disputes, assessment appeals, voluntary disclosure agreements, or requests for state and local tax guidance. Michela received her J.D. and Tax Certificate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2016 and her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013.


  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 2016, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, 2013, B.A.

  • Illinois