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William Pardue Joins Ryan’s New York Office as Principal, State Income and Franchise Tax

Press Release Apr 24, 2019

NEW YORK (April 24, 2019) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced the hiring of William Pardue as Principal in the Firm’s State Income and Franchise Tax (SIFT) practice. Based in New York, he will be responsible for expanding Ryan’s SIFT practice across the greater Tri-State area.

Pardue, who has practiced tax litigation as an attorney in New Jersey, brings to Ryan a specialized understanding of working with multinational and government entities within the bounds of tax and law. In this role, he will leverage his experience as a key resource for all new business projects in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and provide necessary direction to Ryan clients currently outsourcing SIFT assistance and application.

“William’s strength is helping others understand the intricacies of the law and translating this knowledge to the world of tax and how to best serve our clients,” said President of Ryan U.S. Operations Damon Chronis. “As state income and franchise taxes evolve across the country, specifically in the Northeast, we are confident he will represent Ryan effectively and help grow our SIFT practice in a significant way for all Ryan clients we serve in this region.”

Prior to joining Ryan, Pardue excelled as a tax attorney at regional law firms and a national accounting firm. He also clerked with the Superior Court of New Jersey and began his career as a legal intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

“The tax industry is evolving rapidly because it is no longer solely about accounting. Firms should provide an understanding of the law and how tax is interpreted through a lens of the law in any specific jurisdiction,” said Pardue. “Ryan is a Firm that understands it is no longer siloed in the services it provides, whether in the Tri-State area or anywhere around the world. I am thrilled we are addressing a growing need like state income and franchise tax for our clients in this region.”

Pardue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. Pardue is a board member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Association in New York City. He is also called upon by industry organizations to author and present on SIFT-related issues and state and local taxes (SALT), including recent legislation, judicial opinions, and the intersection of SALT in other areas of tax. 

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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