Biography

Marke has been consulting since 2000 in the area of state and local tax, focusing on planning and structuring transactions for public and privately held clients. He leads the firm’s specialty tax services, which includes state and local tax, international tax, cost segregation, R&D tax credits, federal tax controversy and dispute resolution, compensation and benefits tax planning, partnership and corporate tax consulting, and transfer pricing services.

As a state and local tax partner, Marke helps companies identify and implement tax planning opportunities and resolve exposure issues with respect to sales, use, gross receipts, and state income/franchise tax costs. Marke has worked with several mid- to large-sized multistate clients in a number of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, technology, retail, wholesale distribution, and financial services. He has led several engagements related to audit defense, multistate tax research, M&A transaction analysis, nexus studies, tax overpayment analysis, and other tax planning. Marke also assists companies with securing ruling requests regarding state tax statutory and administrative interpretations.

He is actively involved in rule making and stakeholder representation efforts with regard to taxability of client matters in the state of Washington. Marke also serves as a mentor for students pursuing a career in the accounting field and is an advisory board member of Forum W at Moss Adams which promotes the attraction, development, retention, and advancement of women in the accounting industry.

Selected Publications

  • "Steps to Take if Your Business Has an Unclaimed Property Reporting Requirement" (Moss Adams Alert, August 2016)
  • "Washington State Tax Change Impacts Out-of-State Businesses" (Moss Adams Insight, September 2015)
  • "Take Advantage of Washington’s Unclaimed Property Amnesty Offering" (Moss Adams Alert, August 2015)
  • "Tax Changes Ahead in Washington State—and Some Will Extend Nexus to More Out-of-State Taxpayers" (Moss Adams Alert, July 2015)
  • "Many Tax Incentives Serve Growing Aviation Industry" (Spokane Journal, June 2014)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • On Cloud 9: Almost 10 Use Cases of Cloud Taxation
    Tax Executives Institute Region VIII Conference (June 2014)
  • Washington State Tax Update
    2014 Building Opportunity Conference (June 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Institute of Professionals in Taxation
  • Member, Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Member, Department of Accounting Advisory Board, Western Washington University
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of Washington Business
  • Member, College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, Western Washington University
  • Member, Alumni Association Board, Western Washington University

Education

  • BA, accounting, Western Washington University
  • MS, taxation, Golden Gate University