Douglas A.Wick


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Doug Wick is a tax litigator with a focus on state and local tax controversies, including tax-related False Claims Act and consumer fraud matters. Doug helped persuade the Illinois Appellate Court to rule that compressed natural gas is not taxable in the first ever case to overturn a decision of the Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal. He also has obtained dismissals and favorable settlements for more than 50 clients in sales tax False Claims Act cases.

Doug advises clients on federal and state tax matters and defends tax audits for clients in jurisdictions around the country. He has experience with nexus, Public Law 86-272, sales factor sourcing, throwback, throwout, alternative apportionment, unitary business, allocation of nonbusiness income, and constitutional issues concerning due process and interstate commerce. Doug coauthored an amicus brief filed with the Illinois Supreme Court in Hertz Corp. v. City of Chicago, where the court invalidated Chicago's interpretation of its lease tax. Doug's pro bono work includes advising on federal tax issues for a pediatric cancer foundation and representing a prisoner in a Section 1983 case before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Doug worked in the state and local tax practices of an international law firm and a "Big 4" public accounting firm. He has presented at the Tax Executives' Institute and the Center for Professional Education. Doug is the former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association's State and Local Tax Committee.

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