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Ryan & Company Launches New Name and Brand to Reflect the Firm's Strategic Vision and Successful Merger Integration of Leading Tax Consulting Firms

Press Release Oct 22, 2007

Dallas, Texas - Ryan (formerly Ryan & Company), the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that it has successfully integrated three leading tax consulting firms acquired over the past year, and has launched a new brand to reflect the combined strength and added value that the fully integrated Firm will provide North America’s premier Fortune 1000 corporations.

Ryan’s consolidation of Robert Brakel & Associates, the leading tax consulting firm in Canada for more than 30 years; John Bernard, the Midwest United States leader in state and local tax consulting; and Burr Wolff’s transaction tax and technology business units positions the Firm to provide the most comprehensive suite of tax services and technology solutions available through one integrated offering. North American clients will benefit from a single source for both Canadian and United States tax solutions that is unmatched in the industry today.

“Our new name and logo represents a value proposition that is far greater than the industry-leading tax recovery services that we are internationally recognized for. Ryan is also focused on our clients’ overall tax performance—providing innovative solutions to the underlying causes of the errors we identify—and creating a greater opportunity to measure and improve efficiency, furnish a more strategic approach to tax, and deliver outstanding value to shareholders,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan.

The integration of Robert Brakel & Associates, John Bernard, and Burr Wolff continues Ryan’s steady and consistent growth over the past 16 years, further establishing the Firm’s North American industry leadership position.

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


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content & Communications Marketing