South Texas VIRTUAL Mtg: Small Business Reorganization Act

Apr 23, 2021 08:30am -
Apr 23, 2021 09:30am

Event Description

Small Business Reorganization Act:
One Year Later
Presented by:  
John Akard, Jr. Esq., CPA
Coplen and Banks, PC
Program Description & Learning Objectives
In this program we will discuss the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 and observations after one year.
  • Structure of Bankruptcy Code and overview of types of bankruptcies
  • Subchapter V goals and overview
  • Why is Subchapter V attractive?
  • Highlights of significant provisions
Date & Time                                                                    
Friday, April 23, 2021                                                        
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Central Time  - online only
via Zoom, link sent upon registration
NASBA-approved for 1.0 CPE credit in Tax; State Bar of Texas approved for 1.0 MCLE credit - please check your State Bar for (M)CLE credit and self-reporting options.
Free Admission
Admission is free for AAA-CPA members.
About the Presenter
Born on January 13, 1966, in El Paso, Texas, John was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1994.  John is also admitted to practice before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Southern and Northern Districts and Bankruptcy Courts of Texas. John received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1988.  He received his J.D. in 1994 from Texas Tech University where he graduated magna cum laude. John is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Following law school, John worked for the Texas 14th District Court of Appeals as a briefing attorney to Justice Norman Lee. After his tenure with the Court of Appeals was completed, John was a founding member of the law firm Akard & Griffin.  In 1998, Akard & Griffin dissolved and John became of Counsel to the firm Mason, Coplen & Banks, P.C.  John's principal areas of practice are Bankruptcy, Probate, Trusts and Estates, and Asset Protection.

John is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston and American Bar Associations, the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA, and Solos Supporting Solos (and ad hoc organization of solo practitioners,  As a member of the Houston Bar Association, he has participated in the Golf and Library Committees and has served as Chair of the Library Committee.  As a very active member of the AAA-CPA, he served as a Board Member and President of the Texas Chapter.  
Additional Information
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Program Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Prerequisites: Anyone who has an interest or background in taxes 
Advanced Preparation: None
Who Should Attend? Attorneys, CPAs, Business Professionals
AAA-CPA continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of Attorneys and CPAs and to qualify for credit both as CPE and CLE. Of course, the decisions of various state authorities determine the actual credit granted. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation requirements for this course. 
The American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (AAA-CPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:
(M)CLE varies by state.  Please note that most state bars will accept our Certificates of Attendance sent in by the attorney and NOT charge a fee. A general Certificate of Attendance will be made available for those professionals who feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements and are able to self-file. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether their state, discipline, or designation will allow one to self-file for a distance-learning program.  

Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Category:S. TX Chapter
Early registration ends on Mar 31, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Apr 01, 2021 and ends on Apr 23, 2021.
Late registration starts on Apr 24, 2021.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)