Ryan's practice focuses on tax controversy matters before the IRS, California Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Board of Equalization, and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Ryan also assists clients with business and estate planning matters.
Ryan has extensive experience having practiced for more than 13 years representing and advising clients in a wide range of industries including agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, insurance, real estate, medical, and legal. He routinely represents clients in varied and complex tax controversy matters including:
- Tax collection representation before the IRS and all California tax authorities;
- Audit representation;
- IRS and California tax appeals; and
- U.S. Tax Court litigation.
He has extensive experience negotiating resolutions of federal and California state tax debts. Ryan was selected for inclusion as a "Rising Star" by Northern California Super Lawyers in 2015. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Star list.
Ryan earned an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Northern Arizona University. Ryan is a Marine Corps veteran having served on active duty as a Supply Admin and Operations Specialist in the USMC from 1997 to 2001. Ryan's responsibilities included supply accounting, inventory management, and requisitions.
Following his honorable discharge in 2001, he attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and graduated with a law degree in 2004. Ryan is a member of the California Bar and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Ryan writes a Blog on tax controversy matters and has co-authored articles published in national publications, Tax Notes and Accounting Today.