Tax services firm Ryan continues expansion of international tax practice

The global tax services firm Ryan, which is the seventh largest in the U.S., has formed a strategic alliance with Godoy & Hoyos Abogados, a leading Latin American tax law firm based in Colombia, with significant experience in tax planning, tax consulting, tax litigation, and foreign trade issues.

This alliance will support the continued growth of the Dallas, Texas-based Ryan International Tax practice throughout Latin America. Godoy & Hoyos Abogados is a three-time recipient of the Colombian Tax Litigation Firm of the Year award and also received the 2012 Colombian Tax Firm of the Year award, both sponsored by the International Tax Review.

They will support Ryan's ability to deliver higher levels of value and results for the Firm's expanding portfolio of multinational clients and provide business development opportunities to extend the Firm's North American leadership position in tax services to Colombia.

"We are proud to deploy the leading experts from Godoy & Hoyos Abogados across Colombia, as partners in support of our international tax engagements," said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan's International Tax Practice Leader. "Their leadership in tax services will help drive substantial added value for our multinational clients."

"Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world's leading global companies, and the partnership with Godoy & Hoyos Abogados will deliver tremendous value through additional Colombian international tax solutions," said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Global Corporate Development. "The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to dramatically expand Ryan's international tax services."

"We are proud to reinforce our international tax services with the expertise and best-in-class solutions of Godoy & Hoyos Abogados," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "The firm is an exceptional strategic partner that will strengthen our international capabilities and support our expansion into Colombia."

Ryan has a staff of over 1,600 at offices in 40 countries. The firm 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.