In appreciation for our members, TXCPA Austin hosted its 14th Free CPE Expo on Tuesday, August 4. Due to COVID-19, we had to pivot courses from the live world to the virtual one. We’re fortunate enough to live in a time where this is possible! This was the first year to host a virtual 8-hour CPE Expo and nearly 200 members participated from their homes or offices. TXCPA Austin misses our members, but we’re happy we could still provide this benefit.

Special thanks must be given to our speakers who did not receive any sort of compensation for their presentations. Our lineup included:

Protect Your Assets: The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat in 2020 (2 CPE Hours)
Bill McCharen, CEO | MyITpros

Top Legal Traps for Opening Your Business in a Pandemic (2 CPE Hours)
This session highlighted the following topics and presenters from Chamberlain Hrdlicka:
• Employee Benefits & COVID-19 | Joshua Sutin, Shareholder, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
• Federal & State Guidance to Reopen Businesses |
Diana Gomez, Shareholder, Labor & Employment Litigation
PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance | Amy Moss, Shareholder, Corporate, Securities & Finance
Business Interruption Insurance & COVID-19’s Impact on Business Contracts | Justin VandenBout, Shareholder, Commercial Litigation

Strategic Advice for Moving to the Cloud During COVID & Work From Home Requirements
Timothy D Christ, MBA | Express Information Systems

Eliminating Paper Checks and “Demystifying” Vendor Payment Options
Mark D. Klages, Director Strategic Sales | Comdata Corporate Payments

2020 Texas Tax Update
Jimmy Martens, CPA & Attorney, Partner | Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich

Changing Technology, Creative Disruption
Brian Terrell, CPA & Managing Partner | BTerrell Group

Thank you again to all our members! If you have any questions about the Expo or other Chapter CPE events, please contact Kaira Tanwar.