Ryan closes out the month being named one of the best workplaces in Texas by FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work.In February, Ryan receives the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for the sixth consecutive year and is named one of the Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work.
The new class includes Nathan Bittner of the Fuels and Excise Tax practice, Alan Decker and Matt Scherer of the Transaction Tax practice, Brett Koch of the Complex Property Tax practice, Ted Kuch of the Commercial Property Tax practice, Melissa Munoz of the Credits and Incentives practice, Bob Rosato of the State Income and Franchise Tax practice, and Mary Vaughn of the Property Tax Compliance practice.
In December, Ryan closes out 2017 with two key acquisitions that dramatically strengthen the Firm’s market leadership position in property tax.
Ginny Kissling is promoted to Chief Operating Officer to lead Ryan’s global operations in pursuit of building a billion dollar global brand in tax. Josh Cohen is promoted to Transaction Tax Practice Leader to maintain and grow the Firm’s market leadership position in indirect tax, and Clara Kippes is appointed Transaction Tax Vice-Practice Leader to help Josh drive strong top and bottom line performance.
The Firm ends April being selected as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas for the seventh consecutive year, while Ryan’s India operations achieves Great Place to Work Certification from the Great Place to Work Institute. Brint Ryan, was honored with the 2017 Wings of Eagles Presidential Award by the University of North Texas (UNT).
Frawley rules in favor of Ryan in its suit challenging the legality of an emergency rule promulgated by the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (“GO-Biz”) attempting to control the fees companies can pay to professionals who assist them in securing certain state tax incentives.
The ruling is a victory for taxpayers everywhere, striking down a de facto ban on performance-based fees that companies can pay when securing tax credits that drive economic growth and job creation.In March, Matt Travis, Principal and Practice Leader of Ryan’s Severance Tax practice, receives the Chairman’s Award, which is the highest level of recognition in the Firm and honors the associate that best reflects our core values while delivering outstanding results.Also, Whit Pepper, Ryan Senior Vice President of Business Development, receives the Innovatus Award recognizing the employee that best exemplifies the Ryan brand commitment to innovation.Gazes has been a panel trustee for the Office of the United States Trustee, Region 2, a branch of the United States Department of Justice, since 1991.Gazes has been appointed in thousands of cases and as a chapter 11 or 7 trustee in industries including without limitation, automobile leasing, Autotech Leasing, banking, American Bank & Trust, securities, WJB Capital, real estate, 919 Prospect Avenue LLC, retail, Fortunoff, electrical contracting, Michael Mazzeo Electric Corp., energy, Enron, etc.The addition of Petro Tax expands the Complex Property Tax practice, adding a highly specialized team of tax professionals, including three new principals, Trey Novosad, Greg Kort, and Sebastian Rodrigano. Retzloff & Associates further extends the Firm’s southwest regional market leadership position in commercial property tax services.