PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Current
  • Principal in Charge, Ryan, Austin office 
    • Supervises state income and franchise tax reviews, unclaimed property reviews, transactional analysis, tax planning, nexus studies, and represents clients at the administrative hearings level.
Previous
  • Senior Manager, two national accounting firms
  • Associate, law firm

PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Previous
  • Member, Industry/Practitioner Liaison Group, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Administrative Law Judge and Supervising Hearings Attorney, Franchise Tax Section, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Legal Counselor, Public Utility Commission, State of Texas
  • Commissioner, Austin Energy, City of Austin Electric Utility

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Mr. Stein is a frequent speaker at conferences providing presentations on administrative proceedings and litigation, current Texas franchise tax issues, and unclaimed property.

BOARD & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Certified Public Accountants 
    • Liaison to National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (1998–1999)
    • Committee Member: State and Local Taxation Committee (1996–1999) 
    • Nexus Tax Force (1999–2001)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth State Tax Association
    • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants 
      • Committee Chair: State Taxation (1995–1998) 
      • Committee Member: Regulation and Legislation Council Steering (1995–1998)
      • Committee Vice-Chair: State Taxation (1994–1995) 
      • State Taxation Conference (1994–1999) 
      • Committee Member: State Taxation (1992–Present)
    • Texas Taxpayer and Research Association
      • Travis County Bar Association

      PUBLICATIONS

      • BNA Tax Management, Texas Franchise Tax Portfolio
      • Coordinating Editor, CCH Incorporated, 2004 through 2008 Guidebook to Texas Taxes

      EDUCATION & ACCREDITATION

      • Master of Law Degree, Taxation, Boston University, School of Law
      • Juris Doctor Degree, Texas Tech University, School of Law, Licensed in Texas and Massachusetts 
        (Ryan is not a law firm.)
      • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Texas 
        (Ryan is not a CPA firm.)
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