Laurie Wik
Senior Director
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26+ years of sales and use tax experience
Specializes in overpayment reviews, process optimization, exposure analyses and remediation, audit defense services, nexus and taxability analyses, and capital expenditure planning
Serves construction, engineering, biotech and life sciences, and technology clients
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Laurie Wik is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in San Francisco. Ms. Wik specializes in sales and use tax matters, including overpayment reviews, process optimization, exposure analyses and remediation, audit defense services, nexus and taxability analyses, and capital expenditure planning.

With more than 26 years of sales and use tax experience, Ms. Wik serves a diverse group of industries including construction, engineering, biotech and life sciences, as well as technology clients such as interactive gaming companies, SaaS providers, hosted services providers, social networking sites and other web-based product sellers. She also advises traditional businesses that are consumers of cloud services or are transitioning their business models into the cloud.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Wik served as a Tax Director in the San Jose office of DuCharme, McMillen & Associates. Before joining DuCharme McMillen, she was a state and local tax director in the San Jose office of Deloitte Tax where she led the Tax Technology Industry subsector group for the national indirect tax practice for several years. Prior to this role, she served as the State and Local Tax Manager at Network Associates, Inc., a software manufacturer and hosted software and services provider.

Ms. Wik earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with options in accounting and finance from California State University East Bay and a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. She is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and holds the Certified Member of the Institute (CMI) designation. Ms. Wik is an instructor for IPT's annual intermediate sales tax school and speaks regularly throughout the country on the topic of cloud computing and other indirect tax matters affecting high technology companies and their customers.