Michael J. Woo is a Senior Vice President Director of Tax and Tax Counsel for Bank of the West, a member of the BNP Paribas Group. Mike has over 30 years of tax experience and is a licensed CA attorney and CPA. In addition to Banking, he also has broad corporate tax experience in other industries such as blue jeans (Levi’s) and wine (Kendall Jackson) and was a Firm Director for Deloitte in the Multistate Tax Practice. Mike is currently the chairperson of the California Bankers Association Tax Committee and was formerly on the Board of Directors for the Council on State Taxation (COST) and CALTAX. He has authored a number of articles on Federal and State Tax topics and is a frequent speaker on tax best practices, planning, audit controversy and compliance issues.