Laura Morris, Managing Director, Business Incentives
Laura is a Managing Director in our Business Incentives Practice for our West Region and is based in our San Francisco office.
Since 2007, Laura’s professional experience has been focused exclusively on R&D tax services and other federal based business incentives working with Fortune 500 companies to start-ups in a broad range of industries. Laura’s experience includes assisting clients in identifying and documenting their R&D tax credits for tax return and financial statement purposes, including ASC 740-10 analysis and support, as well as assisting them in defending those credits on IRS and/or state taxing authority exam.
Laura also serves as one of our West Region leads assisting companies with the Employee Retention Credit.
Laura currently serves as our National Lead on several business incentive technical issues where she works with clients and the IRS National Office to ensure both compliance and the maximization of credit opportunities.
Laura has served as both a local and national level instructor on business incentives issues and has helped author many of the firm’s publications specific to this practice area.
Sarah Blair, R&D Tax Services Manager
Sarah is an Experienced Manager in BDO’s Business Incentives practice and is based in our Seattle office.
Formerly with a Big Four firm, Sarah began her career in tax compliance before specializing in R&D Tax Services. Sarah has over six years of professional experience helping companies identify and document R&D credit claims, as well as assisting them in defending those credits upon IRS and/or state taxing authority exams. She has worked closely with a variety of companies, from small startups to large public filers, to design and implement R&D studies that optimize their benefit and maximize efficiency.
Sarah also assists companies in calculating and claiming the Employee Retention Credit