Ryan Pace


PHONE: 801.626.7562

EMAIL: rpace@weber.edu






Ryan H. Pace, MTax, JD, LLM, is a professor of taxation in the School of Accounting & Taxation, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in taxation and business law. Pace also serves as the director of the Master of Taxation Program . His teaching awards include the 2015 UACPA Outstanding Educator award and the Buehler Teaching Fellowship.

Prior to his teaching career, Pace was a full-time tax attorney in both Arizona and Utah. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Utah Supreme Court, and United States Tax Court. 

Pace graduated from New York University with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in taxation after receiving his Juris Doctor with honors from Washburn University School of Law. He also received a Master of Taxation degree from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah.

Pace is the author of several published articles in the area of taxation and has authored four textbooks on taxation and one on business law.


  • United States Supreme Court – Admitted 2006
  • United States Tax Court – Admitted 2006
  • Utah State Bar – Admitted 2002
  • United States Federal District Court, District of Utah – Admitted 2002


LLM, Master of Laws - New York University, 1999

JD (honors), Washburn University School of Law, 1998

MTax, Arizona State University, 1995

BS, Finance - University of Utah, 1992



  1. Pace, Ryan., Read, David, and Lee, Konrad, "Incorporating Tax Law into Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business Courses, Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Vol. 23 (Spring 2021).
  2. Bailey, William A. and Pace, Ryan H., "Avoiding an Accuracy Related Penalty through the Reasonable Cause Exception." The Tax Adviser, December 2018
  3. Bailey, William and Pace, Ryan H. “Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Still Vexing ‘Responsible Persons,’ Tax Notes, v. 142,  No. 6 (2014).  
  4. Smith, Eric S. and Pace, Ryan H., “Deductible Cosmetic Surgery and the Treatment of Transgenderism: An Analysis of the Medical Expense Deduction Post-O’Donnabhain,” The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, American Accounting Association (2012).
  5. Pace, Ryan H., “Twenty Code-Based Reasons Why the Law Applicable to S Corporations Should Be Taught In Corporate Tax Courses Rather Than In Partnership Tax Courses,” Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2009).
  6. Black, Stephen T., Black, Katherine D., Pace, Ryan H., “Is the IRS the Solution to Illegal Immigration?” William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2008).
  7. Pace, Ryan H., “Debunking the Notion that S Corporations are Taxed ‘Just Like’ Partnerships,” Business Entities, July/August 2007.
  8. Pace, Ryan H., “The Rising Popularity of SMLLCs in Tax and Business Planning,” The Tax Adviser, August 2007.
  9. Pace, Ryan H., “Crackdown on Fraudulent Tax Return Preparers,” Journal of Accountancy, August 2007.
  10. Mano, R. M., Mouritsen, M. L., & Pace, R. H., “It’s Not New, It’s Not the Rule, It’s the Law,”  The CPA Journal, February 2006.
  11. Pace, Ryan H., “A Review of Kansas Tax Law Governing the Allocation and Apportionment of Income for Multi-State Corporations Doing Business in Kansas,” Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3 (1998).


  1. Pace, Ryan H., Corporate Taxation, Kendall Hunt Publishing.  
  2. Pace, Ryan H., Partnership Taxation, Kendall Hunt Publishing. 
  3. Pace, Ryan H., Business Entity Taxation, Kendall Hunt Publishing.  
  4. Pace, Ryan H., The Legal Environment of Business, Kendall Hunt Publishing.         
  5. Pace, Ryan H., Individual Taxation, Kendall Hunt Publishing.  


  1. Continuing education seminar:  “An Intensive Review of Corporate Taxation,” Sept. 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah; Repeated January 4, 2017 in Salt Lake City.
  2. Continuing education seminar:  “An Intensive Review of Partnership and LLC Taxation,” June 12, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah;  Repeated January 8, 2015 in Salt Lake City.
  3. “Conflicts of Interest—Ethical Problems Encountered By an Accounting Firm When Auditing Both Sides of a Contract,” Business Economics Institute Conference, Las Vegas, NV (Dec. 2008). 
  4. “It’s Not New, It’s Not the Rule, It’s the Law.”  Presented at the ABEAI Conference in Lihue, Hawaii, (Nov. 2005). Best Paper Award.
  5. “It’s Not New, It’s Not the Rule, It’s the Law.”  Presented to the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters in Orem, Utah (April 2005). Best Paper Award.
  6. “Hot Tax Topics for Tax-Exempt Organizations.”  Presented to a continuing education conference at the law offices of Snell & Wilmer, Salt Lake City, Utah (2003).
  7. “Arizona LLCs & LLPs:  An Intensive Introduction to Law, Tax & Formation,”  PESI, Phoenix, AZ (2001).
  8. “Litigation Tax Issues in Tax Court and Other Forums.”  Presented as part of a Corporate Tax Shelter seminar sponsored by the Tax Executives Institute, Phoenix, AZ (2000).
  9. “Fundamental Statutory Rights of a Stockholder, LLC Member and Partner:  The Effect on Valuation.” Presented at a meeting of the Arizona Society of CPAs, Phoenix, AZ (1999).
  10. Quoted in Standard Examiner newspaper as an expert regarding “What would Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Reveal? Northern Utah Experts Weigh In.” Section B1, 1, 2017.