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Court Confirms the Right of Brendan Moore to Provide Tax Consulting and Advisory Services in the United States and Canada

Press Release Nov 02, 2009

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, Inc., the leading tax services firm in North America, today announced a significant milestone in the continuing litigation between Brendan Moore and Associates Inc. (BMA) and Mr. Brendan Moore, its founder and former CEO. BMA had sought to restrict Mr. Moore from providing tax services to clients in the United States and Canada, based on restrictions in the company’s shareholders’ agreement. However, in a recent order, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to restrict Mr. Moore from providing property tax services in Canada, and further refused to restrict Mr. Moore from providing any tax services in the United States.

As a result, Mr. Moore is free to provide a broad range of tax consulting and advisory services that includes sales and use tax in the United States and property tax consulting services in Canada as the CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan Property Tax Services ULC. BMA filed an appeal of the court order, but abandoned that appeal before it was ever heard.

"I am proud to be able to help companies across Canada control their property tax liabilities through an innovative offering built on the commitment to client service excellence that made Ryan, Inc. the leading tax services firm in North America." said Brendan Moore, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan Property Tax Services ULC. “I also look forward to supporting companies in the United States with a broad range of tax consulting and advisory services that substantially improve their bottom line.”

Brendan Moore joined Ryan Property Tax Services ULC in April, 2009. Mr. Moore and the Firm are committed to continue aggressively defending their rights to provide the highest quality tax advisory services for taxpayers throughout Canada and the United States.

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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 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 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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