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Eric L. Nelson Joins Ryan as Principal; Will Support Continued Expansion of International Tax Practice

Press Release Jul 18, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Eric L. Nelson has joined the management team as a Principal to support the continued growth of the Firm’s International Tax practice. Mr. Nelson will be based in Ryan’s Minneapolis, Minnesota office and joins an International Tax management team in the United States, Canada, and Europe, leading the Firm’s continued market penetration into more than 40 countries across the world. Mr. Nelson will provide global companies proven expertise and support in multiple international tax services, including foreign tax credit planning, transfer pricing, global tax optimization, cross-border restructuring, international mergers and acquisitions, international tax compliance, treaty interpretation, and permanent establishment.

Mr. Nelson has 20 years of international tax experience, managing issues across multiple industries for major multinational corporations. Prior to joining Ryan, he was a Global Director and Practice Leader of International Tax and Transfer Pricing Services for a global leader in professional finance and accounting business solutions. Mr. Nelson has also held executive management positions in international tax for several major accounting firms, as well as a Fortune 500 corporation in the agriculture industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mr. Nelson is a frequent speaker and publisher of international tax articles and texts, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas and also served in the United States Air Force.

“Ryan’s International Tax practice is committed to the continued growth of services and geographic expansion to support the growing demands of our premier multinational clients,” said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan Principal and International Tax and Transfer Pricing Practice Leader. “The addition of Eric Nelson to our International Tax leadership team improves our ability to deliver even higher levels of client value and results.”

“Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world’s leading global companies, and the addition of Eric Nelson will deliver tremendous value through additional international tax solutions and expertise,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific Operations. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to dramatically expand our Firm’s international tax services.”

“Eric Nelson’s leadership and expertise will ensure that our global clients have direct access to the most innovative suite of international tax services for improving profitability and cash flow,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We will continue to acquire the very best international tax talent to support our premier global clients in countries all over the world.”

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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


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