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Russell Lee Joins Ryan as Transaction Tax Principal; Will Support Continued Growth of North America’s Largest Indirect Tax Practice

Press Release Jan 28, 2014

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Russell Lee has joined the Firm as a Principal in the Transaction Tax practice. Mr. Lee is an industry expert in all aspects of multistate sales and use tax, including exposure analysis, voluntary disclosures, taxability studies, audit defense, compliance, and statutory tax credits. He will be based in the Firm’s San Francisco, California office.

With more than 20 years of experience in indirect tax consulting and credits and incentives, Mr. Lee has provided Fortune 500 clients a wealth of strategic multistate tax advisory services. He is a recognized thought leader and a frequent speaker at various industry associations. Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Lee founded a successful sales and use tax consulting firm comprised of an alliance of former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and California state tax auditors, former national accounting firm professionals, law firms, CPA firms, and industry-recognized tax, audit, and finance professionals. Over the span of his highly successful career, Mr. Lee has worked in the multistate tax areas of all four major national accounting firms. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University.

“We are excited to have a distinguished tax professional like Russell Lee join our executive team to support our Transaction Tax practice,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “His innovative approach to multistate sales and use tax issues will provide our clients tremendous value, while increasing the market leadership position of our indirect tax practice.”

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 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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