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Ryan & Company Announces Chicago, Illinois Operations; Expansion of Telecommunications Tax Practice

Press Release Sep 15, 2000

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company today announced the commencement of operations in Chicago, Illinois and the expansion of the Firm's telecommunications transaction tax practice. The Firm has retained Duggan Realty Advisors, L.L.C. of Dallas, Texas to conduct the search for suitable office space in the Downtown Chicago area.

Ryan & Company named Mr. James Kranjc, CPA, Senior Manager specializing in Telecommunications Tax Services, to head the new office. In his new position, Mr. Kranjc will focus on business development, service delivery, and recruiting efforts in the Chicago market, building on Ryan & Company's existing presence and service delivery nationally. Mr. Kranjc will expand Ryan & Company's current telecommunications transaction tax practice. He will also support Ryan & Company's many national accounts that operate in the state. According to G. Brint Ryan, Ryan & Company Managing Principal, "Mr. Kranjc's reputation in the Chicago market is exceptional. He will provide the additional breadth our firm has been looking for in the Midwest market as well as in the telecommunications industry."

Prior to joining Ryan & Company, Mr. Kranjc established his expertise in transaction taxes with over 17 years of experience in industry and government positions. Mr. Kranjc's experience includes 13 years in the tax department of Ameritech Corporation where he served his last seven years as Director, Transaction Taxes. His experience also includes working in the tax departments of The Sherwin Williams Corporation and Midland-Ross Corporation. Prior to working in industry, Mr. Kranjc was employed as a Revenue Auditor with the Illinois Department of Revenue for roughly 3 years.

"The telecommunications industry is incredibly dynamic and the rate of technological change creates some of the most challenging transaction tax issues faced by any industry," stated Mr. Kranjc. "We look forward to becoming one of Ryan & Company's fastest growing business units by assisting clients with meeting these challenges."

Ryan & Company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is one of the largest independent tax consulting firms in the United States with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Denver, El Paso, and Houston. The firm specializes in providing state & local tax services primarily in the sales and use tax, property tax, franchise tax, and state income tax areas on a multi-state basis. Ryan & Company employs over 150 professionals serving many leading Fortune 500 companies located throughout the United States.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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