PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Current
  • Principal, Ryan, Arlington office
    • Specializes in providing federal income tax expertise in global interest netting, statutes of limitations, claims for refunds, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) transcription comprehension, and other IRS practice and procedure matters for Ryan TAARP, the Firm’s proprietary tax account analysis review program.
Previous
  • Partner, tax account analysis review firm
  • National Partner in Charge, Practice, Procedure, and Administration Services, national tax firm 

PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Previous
  • Branch Chief for Assistant Chief Counsel, IRS
  • Adjunct Professor, LLM Program, Georgetown University Law School
  • Attorney, Interpretative Division, IRS
    • Issued legal opinions and litigation. 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Mr. Ely lectures on various tax topics. Additionally, he has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Financial Executives Institute
  • Tax Executives Institute 

BOARD & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • AICPA’s Executive Committee
  • AICPA’s Practice and Procedure Committee
    • Chairman (1997–1999)
  • Maryland Bar
  • Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Washington, D.C. Institute of CPAs 

PUBLICATIONS

Mr. Ely has published numerous articles on various practice, procedure, and controversy topics and was the editor of the Tax Practice and Procedure column of the AICPA’s publication, The Tax Advisor, and is on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure published bimonthly by CCH.

EDUCATION & ACCREDITATION

  • Juris Doctor Degree, University of Maryland
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting and Business Management, University of Maryland 
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