Douglas Sayuk
Managing Director
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18+ years of experience in accounting for income taxes (ASC 740) advisory and compliance services
Extensive experience in the tax accounting aspects of complex transactions, including initial public offerings, acquisitions and corporate restructurings
Deep knowledge in complex tax provision issues including global structuring, business combinations, carve-outs, intraperiod allocations and valuation allowances
Advises companies on tax function process improvement and internal control best practices
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Douglas Sayuk is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, in San Jose. With more than 18 years of experience, Mr. Sayuk specializes in providing tax provision and compliance services to both multinational public companies and venture backed pre-IPO companies. Mr. Sayuk is a recognized expert in accounting for income taxes (ASC 740), tax compliance and tax management consulting.

Mr. Sayuk advises companies through the tax accounting aspects of complex transactions, including public offerings, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He has experience across all technology industries including software, semiconductors, telecommunications, information technology, life sciences and clean energy.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Sayuk was the founding and managing partner of Clifton Douglas, a boutique Silicon Valley firm specializing in tax accounting and advisory services. During this time, Mr. Sayuk served as lead tax adviser in more than a dozen IPOs as well as numerous acquisition and complex transactional matters. Previously, Mr. Sayuk served in a leadership role with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Silicon Valley tax accounting services practice where he advised both Fortune 500 and growth companies.

Mr. Sayuk has deep experience in complex tax provision issues including global structuring, business combinations, carve-outs, intraperiod allocations, valuation allowance, tax reserves and equity compensation. His federal tax expertise includes consolidated return issues, mergers and acquisitions, tax attribute limitations, examination defense and golden parachutes. Mr. Sayuk also advises companies on tax function process improvement and internal control best practices.

As a recognized expert in his field, Mr. Sayuk has been published on numerous occasions in several prestigious accounting journals. He has also led national trainings on a variety of tax provision topics.

Mr. Sayuk graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin earning a BBA in accounting and the business honors program, a master's degree in professional accounting, and a minor in economics. Mr. Sayuk received his CPA in the State of Texas, scoring in the Top 10 in the state on the uniform exam, and is also licensed as a certified public accountant in the State of California.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.