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Mark Weiss
Mark Weiss
Principal
512.476.0022

PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE
Current

  • Principal, Ryan, Austin office
    –  Represents clients at the administrative hearings level.  Current
        practice includes franchise tax, fuels tax, gross receipts tax,
        transaction tax, and unclaimed property.
    • Practice Leader, Controversies and Appeals, Ryan

    Previous

    • Director, Controversies and Appeals, Ryan, Austin office

    PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE
    Previous

    • Senior Administrative Law Judge, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
      –  Led Renaissance Review of the administrative hearings
          process.
      –  Drafted legislation and testified as a resource witness for the
          Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
      –  Drafted legislation for the Texas Performance Review.
      • Director, Hearings and Research, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
      • Director, Legal Services Division, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
      • Supervising Attorney, Legal Services Division, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
      • Staff Attorney, Legislative Budget Board, 65th Legislative Session, Texas Legislature
      • Briefing Attorney, Honorable Carl E.F. Dally, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

      PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

      Mr. Weiss is a frequent speaker on various tax topics and has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
      • Comptroller’s State Bar Liaison Committee
      • Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Annual Symposium
      • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
      • Utility Excise Tax Association of Texas

      PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

      • Austin Bar Association
      • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
      • State Bar of Texas
        –  Taxation Section
        –  Administrative Law Section

        EDUCATION/ACCREDITATION

        • Juris Doctor Degree, The University of Texas at Austin, School
          of Law,
          –  Licensed in Texas, (Ryan is not a law firm.)
          • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Philosophy, Antioch College
          Ryan Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Alert: Delaware Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Program Update.
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          Ryan Named to The Globe and Mail Great Places to Work List; Selected as One of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the Second Consecutive Year.
          Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that the Firm was ranked... >More

          Ryan Selected as One of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas for the Fourth Consecutive Year.
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