Baker Tilly Names Gary Peric State and Local Tax Leader

CHICAGO (May 19, 2016) – Accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) named Gary Peric the firm leader for its state and local tax (SALT) practice.

In this role, Peric is responsible for expanding and overseeing the SALT practice in Baker Tilly’s national tax services group. He is based in the firm’s Chicago headquarters.

"After talking with Gary and seeing his experience included establishing a SALT group for a previous firm that grew to a successful practice, we knew he would be an excellent leader for our team,” Joseph C. O’Neill, Baker Tilly tax managing partner said. “We’re excited to see what he will accomplish with our already-strong practice.”

Peric is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience working in state and local tax. He has been a managing partner and led SALT practices for large, international accounting and advisory firms. Most recently, he founded State Tax Foundation, which enabled him to identify and disseminate in a non-partisan manner significant tax insights to increase taxpayer literacy via public speaking and social media.

“Baker Tilly has a solid reputation in state and local taxation,” Peric said. “I’m looking forward to building an even more robust practice on that foundation.”

Peric, who earned a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a frequent speaker and author for such organizations as the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Council on State Taxation and the Tax Executives Institute (TEI).

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 countries, with 28,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.8 billion.