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 including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and restructurings, and he advises clients on tax planning, compliance and reporting at the federal, state and local levels. Ryan’s tax practice includes business and individual income tax, franchise tax, excise tax, ad valorem tax, sales and use tax, payroll tax, and transfer tax.
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. Ryan was also an extern in the corporate, securities, and tax practice for the Washington, DC office of Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Before attending law school, Ryan was a staff accountant for the Ernst & Young New Orleans office where he prepared tax returns, researched tax law issues, and prepared various schedules necessary to complete tax assignments.
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. There, he was honored with an Excellence Award for highest grade in moot court and legal accounting courses. He was treasurer of the law school's tax law society, and a participant in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), and tax law clinic. Ryan earned his Master of Accounting and bachelor of science in Management (Finance), cum laude, in 2009 from Tulane University.