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John Yoak Frazier Deeter

John Yoak, JD, LL.M., MBA

Tax Senior Manager

Tampa, FL
Compliance, Revenue Recognition, Sales and Use Tax, State and Local Taxes (SALT),
BioTech, Cryptocurrency, Manufacturing & Distribution, Retail, Technology,


John Yoak, a Senior Manager in Frazier & Deeter’s State and Local Tax Practice, specializes in compliance, consulting and contentious matters within the realm of state and local taxation. With a focus on nexus, allocation/apportionment, revenue sourcing, structural/organizational planning and tax mitigation strategies, John guides his clients through protests, appeals, audits and hearings before taxing authorities and other administrative bodies.

A thought leader in state and local tax, John has extensive experience in corporate income/franchise tax, sales & use tax and other business activity taxes. He works closely with diverse industry groups, including technology, cryptocurrency, biotechnology, manufacturing, retail and service.

Prior to joining the firm, John held various roles at BDO, ranging from senior associate to senior manager. He has additional experience in several managerial roles at True Partners Consulting (now Baker Tilly). Previously, John practiced as an attorney at Yoak Law, P.A., and as a senior associate at Moss Adams.

Professional and Civic Organizations

Florida Bar Association
Florida Bar Tax Section
Florida Bar Tax Section State Committee
United States Tax Court

Strafford Publications, Maximizing the Other State Tax Credit
Florida Bar Tax Section Meeting, P.L 86-272 Multistate Update
Webinar, State Tax Spotlight: Common Utah Corp and PTE Tax Issues
Webinar, Tech Industry Summit Tax Update
Webinar, Tax Issues and Opportunities for Energy Companies
The Tax Advisor (Co-Author), “Personal Income Tax: The Other-State Tax Credit”
The Tax Advisor, “Cryptoasset Transactions: State Corporate Income Tax Implications”
The Tax Advisor (Co-Author), “Water’s-Edge Election: Effectively Connected Income and the 20% Rule in California”


Master of Laws, Taxation
Chapman University | Orange, CA

Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration
Stetson University | Gulfport, FL

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA

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