Shane Ratigan

JD LLM | Senior Manager

About

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An avid reader and motorcycle enthusiast-turned-accountant with 20 years of full-time school completed (so far), Shane is not one to turn down learning something new. When he’s not busy studying for bar exams—of which he’s passed two—or reading at the library, Shane is grilling on the patio, playing with his dog, or at the beach with his family.

As a senior manager in the firm’s state and local tax practice, Shane enjoys working with a wide variety of commercial clients. He finds that working with businesses of all sizes and industries allows him to understand the arc of a business’ life cycle and how business needs and capabilities change over that time.

Practice Emphasis

  • State and Local indirect tax compliance for companies of all sizes.
  • Collaborate with companies to develop effective and repeatable processes to support a scalable sales and use tax compliance operation.
  • Advise and assist with risk mitigation via audit defense, voluntary disclosure agreements, and assessment appeals.
  • Multistate tax research.
  • Advocate on behalf of companies in the selection and implementation of automated tax calculation and remittance solutions.

Proven Results

  • Developed content for a robust multistate sales and use tax determination software engine.
  • Worked with clients to provide the most efficient sales and use tax calculation, collection, and remittance regime using current technology.
  • Conduct presentations and continuing education to business and tax professionals regularly on sales and use tax compliance and the role of automation in this area.

Education

  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh, B.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Business Administration. (2002)
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Juris Doctorate. (2005)
  • University of Washington Law School, LLM (Masters of Taxation). (2011)

Activities

  • Member of Oregon State Bar
  • Member of Washington State Bar
  • Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT)

My Life by the Numbers

1

Love of my life ( wife Kerri-Ann)

3

Rambunctious kids

17

Countries visited

24

Novels read each year