Brian L. Browdy

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Current
Of Counsel, Ryan Law Firm, LLP, Chicago office

  • Concentrates in multistate tax controversies and appeals, including administrative hearings, district court, and intermediate and supreme court appellate proceedings
  • Provides sophisticated state and local tax planning to companies in such sectors as utilities and energy, retail, manufacturing, financial services, software and technology, transportation and telecommunications
  • Counsels clients regarding state and local tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, business location and expansion
  • Provides unclaimed property audit defense and advisory services

Previous
Partner, Horwood, Marcus, & Berk, Chartered, Chicago office

  • Focused on state and local tax litigation and multistate tax planning

Tax Consultant, Arthur Andersen LLP, Chicago office

  • Prepared state income tax returns
  • Provided multistate tax consulting services

Legislative Analyst, State Senate, Springfield, Illinois

  • Analyzed and drafted state revenue and appropriations measures

PROFESSIONAL / CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
Current
Member, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Tax Section
Member, City of Chicago, Department of Revenue, Practitioner Liaison Group
Board Member, National Volunteer Caregiving Network, Southeast Lake County (Illinois) Chapter

Previous
Member, Deerfield Public School District 109, Board of Education (2003-2009)

PRACTICE AREAS
State and Local Tax Controversies and Appeals
Multistate Tax Planning
Unclaimed Property

EDUCATION
J.D., DePaul University College of Law

  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University College of Law, State and Local Taxation

B.A., Northwestern University

  • Honors

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

  • Author of “From a Practitioner’s Desk”, a column appearing in State Tax Notes
  • Appeared as a speaker for: Council on State Taxation; Tax Executives Institute; Interstate Tax Corporation; Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
State of Illinois