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Ryan & Company Announces Opening of Southern California Office

Press Release Jun 21, 2002

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company, a national provider of state & local tax consulting and software implementation services, today announced the opening of its 10th office located in Los Angeles, California. The firm has signed a temporary lease for 24th floor office space in the Wells Fargo Center-North Tower located at 333 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California. Duggan Realty Advisors, L.L.C. of Dallas, Texas represented Ryan & Company in connection with the transaction.

Ryan & Company named Richard V. Carlson, CMI, Principal, to head the new office. Mr. Carlson and his team of state & local tax consulting and compliance professionals joined Ryan & Company's national state & local tax practice in June 2002. In his new position, Mr. Carlson will focus on business development, service delivery, and recruiting efforts in the Pacific Region of the United States, building on Ryan & Company's existing presence and service delivery nationally. He will also support Ryan & Company's many national accounts that operate in the region. According to G. Brint Ryan, Ryan & Company Managing Principal, "We have a large and growing client base in the Pacific Region and we are excited to have Rich Carlson and his team join us in this market. This new infrastructure will help us serve our many clients in this market even more effectively."

Prior to joining Ryan & Company, Mr. Carlson established his expertise in multi-state taxation with over 28 years of experience in various government, industry, and public accounting positions. Mr. Carlson's experience includes seven years as an auditor and field audit supervisor with the California State Board of Equalization, eight years as the Director of Sales, Use, and Personal Property Tax for a major retailer, and 14 years as a Manager and Partner for a major national accounting firm. Mr. Carlson currently serves as the 1st Vice President for the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs, and the Tax Committee of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.

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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