One of the most important yet unappreciated jobs in a company falls to the individual who is responsible for filing the annual unclaimed property reports. As state deficits rise and many budgets are in the red, state Treasurers and Unclaimed Property Administrators increase enforcement to ensure continual influx of money into the state coffers.
Unclaimed wages is one of the foundations of unclaimed property reporting. Although it is one of the most reported and most "obvious" property types, the legislation and other requirements surrounding unclaimed wages makes it perhaps one of the most fascinating and frustrating unclaimed property types.
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Marlys A. Bergstrom, Attorney, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Marlys Bergstrom is a member of Sutherland's Tax Practice Group, focusing her practice on unclaimed property compliance, planning and related restructuring, and audit defense.
Marlys has more than 14 years public accounting and state auditing experience, including complex unclaimed property consulting projects for multinational clients in the high tech, oil and gas, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, travel, healthcare and insurance sectors. Prior to joining Sutherland, Marlys was the West Region Leader and Director of the National Unclaimed Property Compliance Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and, more recently, Audit Director for Verus Financial in Atlanta and New York. She has a thorough understanding of unclaimed property laws and statutes, and audit defense strategies, and she is proficient in statistical sampling methodologies. She is a frequent author and speaker on unclaimed property issues. Marlys is admitted to the State Bar of California. Her work is supervised by State Bar of Georgia members.