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

Dec 19, 2013, 11:25 ET from Ryan, LLC

DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-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 multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,600 professionals and associates serves over 9,000 clients in 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at www.ryan.com.

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