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Kenneth Kotch Joins Ryan as Principal; Will Provide Leadership in the Firm’s Federal Income Tax Practice

Press Release Sep 08, 2009

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Kenneth Kotch has joined the Firm as Principal. Mr. Kotch will provide leadership and expertise to support Ryan’s Federal Income Tax practice, specializing in asset protection, risk management, and tax planning strategies. He will be based in the Phoenix, Arizona office.

Mr. Kotch, a licensed Arizona attorney, is a recognized tax and insurance expert, as well as an accomplished speaker and educator. He has conducted multiple Financial Planning Association (FPA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and law firm presentations; has been a guest speaker on the Financial News Network; and has authored several national publications. Mr. Kotch is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and is also certified as a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) specialist via the University of Houston Law Center. Over the past 14 years, he has represented companies across multiple industries and jurisdictions, focusing on tax planning best practices, as well as captive insurance company structuring. Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Kotch was Vice President for a captive insurance management company, worked in transactional tax strategy for a national accounting firm, and also served as a research analyst with the Arizona House of Representatives' Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. Mr. Kotch has a Juris Doctor degree with an emphasis in Tax and Environmental Law from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Arizona.

"We are excited to have a renowned tax attorney like Ken Kotch join the executive team and provide leadership to support our Federal Income Tax practice," said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. "His wealth of knowledge and best practices in all aspects of captive insurance company strategy, from feasibility analysis to formation, adds a unique offering that will provide significant value for our premier clients."

"Ryan’s innovative approach to tax planning and value creation are unmatched in the industry today," said Mr. Kotch. "I am proud to join the leadership team and look forward to providing clients added value through innovative federal tax planning strategies while supporting the Firm’s future innovation and growth."

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 4,800 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


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