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Michael Allen Joins Ryan & Company as Principal, Launching the Firm's Metro Washington, D.C. Office

Press Release Nov 27, 2006

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, North America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, today announced that Michael Allen has joined the Firm as a Principal, leading the Firm’s newly launched regional Mid-Atlantic office located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Over the past eight years, Mr. Allen has built and managed one of the leading property tax appeal practices in the Metro Washington, D.C. area, representing more than six billion dollars in assets. He has personally handled and successfully prosecuted property tax assessment appeals in every major jurisdiction in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, saving clients millions of dollars in taxes. With more than 20 years experience in the valuation of all types of commercial real estate throughout the United States, Mr. Allen has been both a real estate bank appraiser and a licensed independent fee appraiser, providing a solid valuation basis to handle all kinds of major commercial properties. He is a recognized national expert in the valuation of large hospitality, office, retail, industrial, and multifamily properties, as well as possessory interests and assessment appeals.

“Our clients will benefit tremendously from Michael’s in-depth property tax experience and our growing presence in the Mid-Atlantic states,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “I’m excited to have his steady leadership to help drive our aggressive growth and geographic expansion.”

“Ryan & Company has earned its outstanding national reputation through demonstrated superior client satisfaction,” said Allen. “I look forward to continuing the Firm’s commitment to client-service excellence out of our new Alexandria, Virginia location.”

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 ryan.com.

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