Small Firms and Tax Issues – Meals & Entertainment What Qualifies as a Deductible Expense?

(Editors Note: Austin-based B2 Management and Consulting recently announed the hiring of Steve MacPherson, a CPA, to its consulting team. Shortly thereafter, MacPherson offered the following insights to small law firms about an important tax issue.) This document is intended to … Continue reading

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody Adds Associate to Firm

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody has announced the hiring of John W. Conner as an associate in the firm’s estates planning practice. His practice focuses on the management and preparation of estate plans including gift and estate tax planning and … Continue reading

Austin Attorneys Write for Inside Counsel Magazine

Drew McEwen and Kevin Oldham, who both serve as senior counsel for Dykema’s Austin office, recently wrote an article for Inside Counsel Magazine on “Being an effective inside counsel for your company’s tax department.” “Inside counsel for today’s businesses are … Continue reading

Austin Attorney at Winstead Becomes Board Certified in Tax Law

Marcus Brooks, an attorney in the Austin office of Winstead (, recently became board certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS).  The TBLS certifies attorneys in 21 select areas of law and paralegals in seven areas. … Continue reading

Armbrust & Brown Announces Hiring of Two New Attorneys

Armbrust & Brown has announced the hiring of two associates—Andrew York and Kevin Leiske —  in its Austin office. York’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, real estate and construction litigation, and professional and legal malpractice litigation. Prior to joining Armbrust … Continue reading

The Seay Law Firm Announces Hiring of Amanda Traphagan

The Seay Law Firm PLLC has announced the addition of Amanda Traphagan to its Austin-based tax law practice. Traphagan represents and defends taxpayers against the Texas Comptroller. She also aids taxpayers against the Internal Revenue Service, and tax authorities of … Continue reading