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Ryan Hires Ken Shaw as Principal to Support Growth of Canadian Property Tax Practice

Press Release Aug 03, 2010

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 Mr. Ken Shaw has joined the Firm as a Principal to support the continued growth of the Canadian Property Tax practice. Mr. Shaw will be located in the Firm’s rapidly expanding Calgary, Alberta office.

Mr. Shaw specializes in property tax consulting for major industrial resource-based manufacturing facilities, processing facilities, and centrally assessed properties. Over the past 25 years, he has been recognized as a leader in the assessment of machinery and equipment intensive properties in western Canada with specific expertise in the province of Alberta. Over the past decade, Mr. Shaw has focused on the valuation of multi-billion dollar oil sands facilities located in northern Alberta, representing many of Canada’s largest producers. He has also been involved in numerous property tax appeals as both an advocate and expert witness.

Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Shaw served as the Director of Major Industrial Assessments for the province of Alberta and held a number of senior level executive positions with several major tax consulting firms in western Canada. Mr. Shaw is an Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta (AMAA) and a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) as well as the Canadian Property Tax Association (CPTA). He was Chairman of the Alberta Assessors’ Association Discipline Committee and has served on multiple professional associations and industry and government committees, including the CPTA Government Liaison Committee and the Oil Sands RIWG Property Taxation Committee.

“I am excited to join Ryan’s team of premier tax professionals who are recognized industry-wide for their world-class client service and technical acumen,” said Mr. Shaw. “I look forward to leveraging my specialized expertise to support Ryan’s portfolio of premier clients while contributing to the continued growth of our Canadian Property Tax practice.”

“Our clients will benefit tremendously from Ken’s in-depth property tax experience and our growing presence across Canada,” said Brendan F. Moore, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan Property Tax Services ULC. “I’m excited to have his steady leadership helping drive the aggressive growth of our Canadian Property Tax practice, as well as our continued geographic expansion across Canada.”

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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