Private Sector Experience

Current

Partner, Ryan Law 

  • Specializes in providing analysis and appeals of real property tax assessments to clients in a variety of industries.
  • Represents and assists in the representation of clients before township and county assessors, boards of review, state agencies, and circuit court.

Previous

Principal, law firm

  • Specialized in real estate tax appeals and election law matters. Represented commercial and residential clients before township and county assessors, boards of review, and the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB).

Partner, boutique firm

  • Focus included real estate transactions and tax assessment appeals.

Public Sector Experience

Previous

First Assistant Commissioner, Cook County Board of Review

  • Responsible for supervising a staff of 20 analysts, reviewed and conducted hearings on commercial properties throughout Cook County. Chaired hearings for the central business district and undervaluation appeals.

Manager, Illinois Treasurer’s Investment Pool, Office of the Treasurer of the State of Illinois

  • Specialized in marketing and client management for local units of government money market accounts.

Trustee, Village of Chicago Ridge and Township of Worth

  • 1989 to 2015, served as Chairman of the Public Works, and the Finance Committees

Areas of Expertise

Property Tax
Admitted to Practice
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Texas
Public Presentations

Mr. Davies lectures on various tax topics for Ryan clients and the Ryan Professional Development Program. Additionally, he has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:

  • Council On State Taxation
  • Interstate Tax Corporation
  • National Business Institute
Professional Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • International Association of Assessing Officers -Former member
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth
  • Real Estate Investment Association (Chicago)