Discharging Taxes - Nuts and Bolts of Adversary Proceedings - Houston, TX

Jun 19, 2015 08:30am -
Jun 19, 2015 09:30am

Event Description



American Association of Attorney-CPAs

Discharging Taxes - Nuts and Bolts of Adversary Proceedings

Presented by John Akard, Jr.

South Texas Chapter Meeting  

June 19, 2015



Annual Meeting & Education Conference

June 30-July 5, 2015

Branson, MO 



This practical discussion will provide a brief overview of the dischargeability of federal income taxes, evaluation of whether to bring an adversary proceeding and step-by-step instructions of filing an adversary complaint in bankruptcy court. 


Date: Friday, June 19, 2015


Time: 8:30 - 9:30am (Breakfast provided)

Location: FCA Offices

                   791 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 250 

                   Houston, TX  


Education Credit: 1 (M)CLE/1 CPE credit 


Cost: FREE for Members, Guests and Non-Members


John Akard Jr. is a Past-President of the AAA-CPA and previously served as President of the Texas and later South Texas Chapters of AAA-CPA from 1998-2006. He is both a Certified Public Accountant who obtained his Texas license in March 1991 and an Attorney licensed in Texas since November 1994.

John is a shareholder in the full-service civil practice firm of Coplen & Banks, P.C. focusing in the areas of bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, and corporate matters. He has handled matters before bankruptcy courts in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Delaware. Additionally, John serves on theCommonwealth International Series Trust from 2002 - present as an Independent Trustee and Chair and Financial Expert of the Audit Committee. The Business Trust is comprised of the publicly traded Japan, Australia/New Zealand, Global and Real Estate Securities Funds.


John is also a member of the Houston Bar Association (HBA), the HBA Bankruptcy Section; HBA Probate, Trust and Estate Section, the State Bar of Texas (SBT), the SBT Bankruptcy Section, SBT Real Estate, Probate and Trusts Section, Solos Supporting Solos (an ad hoc organization of solo practitioners) and the Houston Estate & Financial Forum. In addition to his professional endeavors, he is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Foundation of Texas and is the Chair of the Foundation's Finance Committee and Ministry Leader for Adult Christian Formation for St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Cypress Texas. He has also served as Treasurer of St. Mary's and the Norchester Dolphin Swim Team and President and Treasurer of the Aggie Sigma Chi House Corporation.


His wife, Paige, is his primary secretary. They have two children, Abby and John III (aka Jack).




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.

Accounting CPE/Legal CLE/MCLE

The American Association of Attorney-CPAs 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. 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 www.learningmarket.org. A brochure with full details of the program is available from the association at 888-288-9272. These programs meet the NASBA standards of 1 (50 minute) hour of instruction.  



Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on May 04, 2015.
Regular registration starts on May 05, 2015 and ends on Jun 18, 2015.
Late registration starts on Jun 19, 2015.