John G. Ryan focuses on tax planning and audit defense, frequently in connection with international transactions and developing and using intellectual property. With clients praising his “‘broad knowledge of international tax and transfer pricing matters’” and his “‘responsiveness and accessibility,’” Chambers USA named John a leading tax lawyer in California and described him as “a one-stop shop [who] can analyze problems from all angles.
John frequently speaks at the Tax Executives Institute and other professional organizations on such topics as research and foreign tax credits, international restructurings, and transfer pricing. At Golden Gate University, he occasionally teaches courses on international and partnership issues.
Stanford Law School, 1994, Juris Doctor
University College Dublin, Master of Science
University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Philosophy
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)
Ranked, Tax (California), Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011–2018)
Recognized, Tax Law, Palo Alto, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2019)
Recommended, Tax - US taxes - contentious, The Legal 500 US (2012–2013, 2017)