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Ryan Acquires Burke & Associates, LLC; Will Add More Than 100 New Property Tax Clients

Press Release Dec 19, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that it has acquired Burke & Associates, LLC. The acquisition adds more than 100 new client relationships to Ryan’s Property Tax practice. It also supports the Firm’s continued geographic expansion with a new office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, staffed with a team of seasoned property tax professionals that will support the Commercial Real Estate Property Tax group. Byron Burke, Principal of Burke & Associates, joins Ryan as Property Tax Director and will manage more than 500 property tax client sites across Oklahoma. The Burke & Associates team of consultants and associates joins Ryan’s national network of property tax professionals—the largest in North America.

We are excited to grow our North American network of property tax experts into Oklahoma through the acquisition of Burke & Associates,” said Joe Mulcahy, Ryan Principal and Property Tax Practice Leader. “Their reputation is widely respected, and they will play an important role in our ability to offer a more comprehensive suite of value-added services to our property tax clients.”

“My associates and I are thrilled to be joining forces with Ryan to provide world-class property tax services to our long-standing clients,” said Byron Burke, Principal and Owner of Burke & Associates. “As we surveyed the industry landscape, it became clear that Ryan’s core values and commitment to client service aligned most closely with ours.”

“This acquisition represents another step in the execution of our growth strategy to build market share dominance in corporate tax services,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We are excited to add the skilled professionals of Burke & Associates to the Ryan team and are committed to providing our new clients superior value and results.”

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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