Ryan Gonzales, an Associate with Taylor Porter, is a certified public accountant and a former tax associate of the national tax practice of Ernst & Young in New York. Ryan assists clients with the tax implications of transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and restructurings, and he advises clients on tax planning and compliance at the federal, state and local levels with respect to various taxes including business and individual income tax, franchise tax, excise tax, ad valorem tax, sales and use tax, payroll tax, and transfer tax. His practice includes drafting transaction documents and representing clients in controversies with various taxing authorities.
Ryan previously served as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance in Washington, DC. In that role, he researched tax laws and drafted legal memoranda to assist senior tax counsel in drafting proposed tax legislation, and accompanied tax counsel to committee hearings and meetings with taxpayers, lobbyists and members of Congress. He was also an extern in the corporate, securities, and tax practice of the Washington, DC office of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Before attending law school, Ryan was an accountant with the New Orleans office of Ernst & Young.
Ryan received his Masters of Laws in Taxation in 2016 from Georgetown University Law Center, and he earned his J.D. in 2015 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Ryan earned his Master of Accounting and bachelor of science in Management (Finance), cum laude, in 2009, from Tulane University.