Leadership Team

William Samuels
William Samuels


  • Principal, Ryan, Houston office
    –  Specializes in providing multi-jurisdictional production
        incentives, deductions, and exemptions to a variety of clients
        in the oil and gas industry.  
    • Practice Leader, Ryan, Severance Tax


    • Senior Manager, State and Local Tax Services, national
      accounting firm
      –  Specialized in providing state and local tax services for energy
          clients, including sales and use tax, severance tax, and credits
          and incentives.
      • Manager, Excise Tax, national oil and gas company
        –  Responsible for domestic excise tax, sales and use tax,
            severance tax, motor fuels tax, and escheat reporting.
        • Senior Tax Accountant, oil and gas well servicing company
          –  Handled multistate excise tax issues, including sales and use
              tax compliance, audit, and tax planning opportunities.


          • Auditor, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


          Mr. Samuels lectures on various tax topics for Ryan clients and has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
          • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
          • National Royalty Conference
          • Petroleum Accounting Society, Houston
          • Tax Executives Institute


          • Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association


          • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, The University of Texas at Austin
          • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Texas
            (Ryan is not a CPA firm.)
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