Leadership Team

Eric L. Stein
Eric L. Stein


  • Principal in Charge, Ryan, Austin office
    –  Supervises state income and franchise tax reviews, unclaimed
        property reviews, transactional analysis, tax planning, nexus
        studies, and represents clients at the administrative hearings


    • Senior Manager, two national accounting firms
    • Associate, law firm


    • Member, Industry/Practitioner Liaison Group, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Administrative Law Judge and Supervising Hearings Attorney, Franchise Tax Section, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Legal Counselor, Public Utility Commission, State of Texas
    • Commissioner, Austin Energy, City of Austin Electric Utility


    Mr. Stein is a frequent speaker at conferences providing presentations on administrative proceedings and litigation, current Texas franchise tax issues, and unclaimed property.

    • BNA Tax Management, Texas Franchise Tax Portfolio
    • Coordinating Editor, CCH Incorporated, 2004 through 2008 Guidebook to Texas Taxes


    • American Bar Association
    • American Society of Certified Public Accountants
      –  Liaison to National Association of Unclaimed Property
          Administrators (1998–1999)
      –  Committee Member: State and Local Taxation Committee
      –  Nexus Tax Force (1999–2001)
      • Dallas/Fort Worth State Tax Association
      • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
      • Texas Bar Association
      • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
        –  Committee Chair: State Taxation (1995–1998)
        –  Committee Member: Regulation and Legislation Council
            Steering (1995–1998)
        –  Committee Vice-Chair: State Taxation (1994–1995)
        –  State Taxation Conference (1994–1999)
        –  Committee Member: State Taxation (1992–Present)
        • Texas Taxpayer and Research Association
        • Travis County Bar Association


        • Master of Law Degree, Taxation, Boston University, School of Law
        • Juris Doctor Degree, Texas Tech University, School of Law, Licensed in Texas and Massachusetts
          (Ryan is not a law firm.)
        • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
        • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Texas
          (Ryan is not a CPA firm.)
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