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Ryan & Company Announces Opening of Nashville Location

Press Release Dec 10, 2003

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company, America's largest independent state and local tax consulting firm, continues its national expansion with the opening of its newest office in Nashville. Edward Bringhurst, longtime multistate tax industry veteran in the Southeast, has been selected to head the new office.

"Our goal as a company is to strategically select locations throughout the U.S. where we have a large existing client base in addition to a substantial potential to grow that client base and superiorly service it," said G. Brint Ryan, managing principal of the company. "The Southeast and Tennessee, in particular, are great markets for our services, and the new group of professionals we've hired there will further enhance our service delivery for clients in the region, such as Brinker International, Kmart and Kimberly-Clark."

Forbes Magazine named Nashville one of the top 25 cities in the U.S. for projected job growth over the next five years. This, in combination with the presence of powerhouse companies and many of Ryan & Company's existing clients in the Southeast, made Nashville a natural target for the company's expansion.

Ryan & Company's professionals in the Nashville office will provide state and local tax services to multiple tax jurisdictions across the country with a special emphasis on sales and use tax, unclaimed property tax and property tax.

"As a regional office with multistate tax experience, we will be able to expertly service all of our clients' state and local tax needs not only in the Southeast, but also all over the country," said Edward Bringhurst, senior manager in charge of Ryan & Company's Nashville office. "Ultimately we want our clients to see us as their one-stop-shop for all their state and local tax needs."

Edward Bringhurst is leading Ryan & Company's Nashville office, and subsequently its Southeast recruiting efforts, business development opportunities and client service initiatives. Prior to joining Ryan & Company, Bringhurst served as a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young LLP, leading the firm's transactions tax practice in Nashville. Bringhurst has 21 years of experience in the sales and use tax area. He spent five years with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, eight years in private industry, and eight years as a consultant.

Ryan & Company's Nashville office is located on the 21st floor of One Nashville Place, at the corner of 4th Avenue North and Commerce Street. One Nashville Place is within walking distance of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, historic 2nd Avenue and the State Capitol Building.

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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