Janessa N. Valera CPA, JD, LLM

Director - International Tax | New York City

Professional Experience

Janessa N. Valera is a Director in the Tax Department of Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, a member of Prager Metis International Group. She has over seven years of tax experience, which she primarily gained while working at Big Four accounting firms in New York and Miami.

Janessa advises clients on the U.S. tax implications of domestic and international operations and transactions. Her experience includes liaising with firms in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to develop efficient worldwide tax strategies for high-net-worth individuals and multinational companies.

In addition to being involved in tax planning matters, Janessa assists clients with satisfying domestic and international tax compliance requirements. She has served clients in a wide range of industries, including real estate, pharmaceutical, banking, and entertainment.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • The Florida Bar, Member

  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section


  • LLM, University of Miami School of Law
  • JD, University of Miami School of Law
  • BBA, University of Miami