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Attorneys for Certified Public Accountants

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ForrestMcElroy believes in keeping abreast of the ever changing laws and rules that govern CPAs, their practices and their clients. Not only do we stay informed, but we inform others in the industry.  Below is a sample of our outreach. 

Recent Changes to the Public Accountancy Act and Board Rules: Confidentiality Rules, Accountant Client Privilege Statute, and Others,  Texas Association of CPAs (August 2013)
Starting and Maintaining Your Practice: Lessons for New and Established Firms, Houston CPA Society Spring Expo (May 2013)
Accounting Basics to Uncover Embezzlement Texas Lawyer (November 2012)
Auditor Negligence, State Board Rules, and Confidentiality, Texas Association of CPAs (August 2012)
Auditor Negligence and State Board Complaints, Houston CPA Society (July 2012)
Engagement Letters: Do's and Don'ts, Texas Association of CPAs (August 2011) and Houston CPA Society (January 2012)
7216 and 901.457: Confidentiality and Disclosure, Houston CPA Society (July 2011 and June 2010)

Offshore Financial Account Reporting: Risks and Penalties for Non-Compliance, Houston CPA Society (January 2011)

Auditor Negligence: Risk Management, TSCPA CPE Expo (December 2010)

Risk Management for Tax Practices, 2010 CPA Connect Roundtable (October 2010)

Auditor Negligence and State Board Complaints, CPE by the Sea, TSCPA (June 2010)

Lawsuits and Board Complaints, Spring Accounting Expo, Houston CPA Society (May 2010)

Preserving Your Treasury, License, and Practice, Speech given with Fulbright & Jaworski (January and March 2010)

How to Listen, How to Tell the Truth, and Straight Talk, TSCPA CPE Expo (December 2009)

Accounting Malpractice Prevention, Houston CPA Society Spring Expo (May 2009)

Subpoena and Disclosures of Client Records: TSBPA and IRS Adopt New Rules for the Old Statutes, Houston CPA Society (April 2009)

Malpractice Lawsuits and Board Complaints, TSCPA CPE Expo (December 2008) 

Divorce, Death, Partner Disputes and Other Conflicts of Interest Events, Houston CPA Society Spring Expo (May 2008)

Our Changing Profession, Houston CPA Society Northwest Satellite Branch (2005 & 2007)

Case History of Malpractice:  What Not to Do, AICPA National Conferences on Fraud and Litigation Services, AICPA National Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services (September 2006)

Double, Double, Toil & Trouble, Houston TSCPA Foundation & the TSCPA CPE Foundation, Inc. (June 2006)

Accounting Malpractice and Grievances, International Association of Practicing Accountants Americas Group Annual Meeting (2006)

Federal and State, Civil and Regulatory Claims, Houston CPA Society Members in Government and Industry Expo (2006) and TSCPA Family Conference (2006)

Litigation Consultant Malpractice:  Prevention and Defense, AICPA National Conferences on Fraud and Litigation Services (2005)

Lions, Tigers, Bears, Lawsuits and Board Complaints, Oh My!, Houston CPA Society (2005)

Ethics and (Texas) State Board of Public Accountancy Complaints – Texas State Board of Public Accountancy two and four hour approved course,  taught to thousands of CPAs and CPA candidates (1995-2004)

Ethics in Eldercare, Houston CPA Society 1st Annual Eldercare Symposium (2004)

Professional Liability, Real World Issues, TSCPA Family Conference (2004)

Two-day Spring Accounting Expo Offers 5 Tracks of Session and 18 Continuing Professional Education Credits, Houston CPA Society Press Release (2002)

Financial Services Market Churns in Enron's Wake, Houston Business Journal (2002)

Arthur Anderson Loses its Texas Accounting License, Houston Chronicle (2002)

Managing Client Relations, TSCPA Family Conference (2002)

War Stories of a Veteran Trial Lawyer, Houston CPA Society (2001)

State Board Update, Breakfast Seminar, Houston CPA Society (1997)

Members in Government and Industry Expo, Houston CPA Society (1995)

Ethical Marketing for CPAs, University of Houston (1996)

A Case Study in Ethics for CPA Financial Planners, Houston Chapter TSCPA (1995)