Mark Matkovich

Practice Areas:

  • Public Finance
  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations

Professional Experience:

  • State of West Virginia, State Tax Commissioner 2013-2017
  • State of West Virginia Department of Revenue, General Counsel, 2011-2013
  • West Virginia State Senate, staff attorney, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Of Counsel, 2004-2005
  • City of Beckley, City Attorney, 1996-2004
  • Raleigh County Public Defender Office, Asst. Public Defender, 1993-1996

Business Experience

  • Co-Founder and manager of innovative private company partnering with 90+ members of the West Virginia Municipal League to identify and collect unpaid business taxes
  • Analytical Chemist

Education:

  • JD, 1992: University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • BS in Chemistry, 1989: Albright College

Speaking Engagements:

  • West Virginia Tax Institute Annual Conference, Recent Accomplishments of the Tax Department (Oct. 2016)
  • West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (WVSCPA), Tax Department Updates (Jan. 2016)
  • West Virginia Tax Institute Annual Conference, Recent Accomplishments of the Tax Department (Oct. 2015)
  • WVSCPA, Tax Department Updates (Jan. 2015)
  • West Virginia Working Together Conference, WV State Tax Department (Jan. 2015)
  • West Virginia Tax Institute Annual Conference, Recent Accomplishments of the Tax Department (Oct. 2014)
  • WVSCPA Annual Meting, West Virginia State Tax Department (June 2014)
  • WVSCPA, State Tax Department Initiatives (Jan. 2014)
  • West Virginia Government Finance Officers Association (WV GFOA) Semi-Annual Meeting, Wine and Liquor Tax, Local Sales Tax, Special Tax Districts (Oct. 2013)
  • West Virginia Tax Institute Annual Conference, Recent Accomplishments of the Tax Department (Oct. 2013)
  • West Virginia Municipal League (WVML) Mid-Winter Conference, Advocating Municipal Legislative Issues at the Capitol (Jan. 2010)
  • West Virginia Municipal League (WVML) Annual Municipal Judge Training Seminar, Building Code Violations in Municipal Court (Nov. 2009)
  • WV GFOA, Understanding Liens-Delinquent Municipal Fees-HB2723 (Oct. 2009)
  • WVML 40th Annual Conference, Computers, Emails and FOIA: When to hit the Send button (Aug. 2009)
  • WV GFOA, presentation on local taxes on manufactured home sales, real estate agents, and related (Sept. 2008)
  • WV GFOA, presentation on 2% public utility tax from cellular telephone companies (April 2006)

Academia

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Concord College, Athens WV (Sept. 1999 to Dec. 2003)

Board & Committee Memberships

  • Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA): Member (2013 to 2017)
  • Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators (SEATA): Member (2013 to 2017)
  • West Virginia Economic Development Authority: Secretary (2013 to 2017)
  • Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc.: Member (2013 to 2017)
  • West Virginia Property Valuation Training and Procedures Commission: Chair (2013 to 2017)
  • West Virginia Enterprise Advancement Corporation: Secretary (2013 to 2017)
  • West Virginia Municipal Bond Commission: Chair (2013 to 2017)
  • West Virginia Autism Trust Board: Chair  (2013 to 2017)
  • West Virginia Film Credit Review Board: Board Member (2013 to 2017)
  • West Virginia Interstate Commerce Appeals Board: Board Member (2016)
  • Appalachian Legal Services: Board Member (2001)
  • West Virginia Municipal Attorneys Association: Past President (1996 to 1997)
  • West Virginia State Bar: Young Lawyers Executive Committee Member

Admissions

  • State: West Virginia (active)
  • Federal: N.D.WV. and USPTO Registered Patent Attorney

"Making a difference and having the experience to resolve complex issues is my sweet spot."

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