Maxwell Locke & Ritter Names Parks as Leading Partner

Kyle Parks

Kyle Parks

Austin, Texas-based Maxwell Locke & Ritter (FY16 net revenue of $24.2 million) has named Kyle Parks as leading partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Parks will be the third leading partner in their 27-year history, succeeding Steven Knebel and Earl Maxwell. Knebel will continue his advisory and consulting practice and serve as a mentor to our people.

“Kyle is a strong entrepreneurial leader who will steer us through the next iteration of ML&R’s growth. He will maintain our focus on the strengths that have brought us success – selecting and retaining talent, working with clients who share our core values, protecting ML&R’s culture and giving back to the regional community that has been so good to us,” says Knebel.

Parks joined Maxwell Locke & Ritter in 2004 after 10 years with Ernst & Young. He specializes in corporate tax planning, merger and acquisition structuring, and IRS compliance and reporting requirements. He is a leader on ML&R’s business development and recruiting teams and serves a wide array of clients who are representative of the area’s economy.

“We will continue to focus on hiring great people and providing quality service to our clients in a highly responsive manner,” says Parks. “Likewise, we will continue to encourage our people to engage in and give back to the central Texas community. These qualities have built ML&R into what it is today and will continue to keep us successful as we move into the future.”