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Annual Meeting & Education Conference: June 26-29, 2024 | Fort Worth, TX
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 to Saturday, June 29, 2024
Category: Annual Conference

This program is in-person only. We are applying for CLE in states where attendees indicate they need credits, and for CPE through NASBA. CLE will be provided in 50-minute or 60-minute hours, depending on the state. One 50-minute period is equal to one CPE credit.

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Le Meridien Fort Worth will not be able to host us. If you called the Le Meridien Fort Worth to reserve room nights, your reservation will be transferred to the Historic Ashton Hotel and you will be contacted personally to confirm details and payment.

Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Click here to reserve your room. Sleeping rooms are $209/night plus applicable taxes. The hotel has Doubles and King rooms. The hotel is 25 minutes from DFW; 40 minutes from Dallas Love Field. Overnight parking: $48 plus tax.

The Historic Ashton Hotel (SOLD OUT)
610 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
Sleeping rooms are $209/night plus applicable taxes. The hotel has King rooms only. The hotel is 25 minutes from DFW; 40 minutes from Dallas Love Field. Overnight parking: $40 plus tax; Overnight oversized parking: $55 plus tax. The room block is sold out.

Thursday Education Sessions
Texas A&M Law School
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Friday Education Sessions
Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business
2800 South University Drive
Hays Hall; 2900 Lubbock 
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Saturday Installation Dinner
Colonial Country Club
3735 Country Club Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Shuttle service will be available between the Le Meridien and Colonial Country Club

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Conference Agenda (subject to change)

Education sponsored by the AAA-CPA Foundation

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Historic Ashton Hotel, 610 Grille
Welcome Reception: appetizers and hosted bar from 6:30-7:30pm; cash bar follows

Thursday, June 27, 2024

7:30 am - 8:30 am; Historic Ashton Hotel, 610 Grille

9:30 am - 11:00 am; Historic Ashton Hotel, Winfree Ballroom
Spouse & Guest Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am; Texas A&M Law School
Recent US Supreme Court Tax Jurisprudence
Tim Todd, PhD, JD, CPA, Liberty University Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Scholarship; Professor of Law

10:10 am – 11:10 am; Texas A&M Law School
Intellectual Property/ Law & Artificial Intelligence
Rachel Greene, JD
, Attorney, Greene IP

11:15 am – 12:15 pm; Texas A&M Law School
Updates on BOI Reporting
William "Bill" LeVay, JD, CPA, FCA Corp. Chief Compliance Officer & In House Counsel
Marina Hammond, Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C.

12:25 pm – 1:35 pm; Texas A&M Law School
Lunch & Remarks: The Attorney-CPA of Tomorrow
Robert Scharar, JD, CPA, MBA, Founder & CEO, FCA Corp, President, Attorney-CPA Foundation
Daniel Rosefelt, JD, CPA, Founder & Managing Attorney, Rosefelt Tax Law; President, American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
Lunch sponsored by

1:40 pm – 2:30 pm; Texas A&M Law School
Boost Transaction Value with SALT Due Diligence 
Judy Vorndran, JD, CPA, Partner, State & Local Tax, TaxOps, LLC
Tram Le, JD, LLM, State and Local Tax Senior Manager, TaxOps, LLC 
Business transactions often trigger complex tax considerations for state and local taxes (SALT), such as income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes, and more. These SALT-related issues have the potential to cut into the purchase price in ways that can come as a shock to unprepared sellers. Motivated sellers that complete SALT-related sell-side due diligence before identifying a buyer can clear potential issues and leverage tax opportunities, justifying a higher sales price. Join Tram Le and Judy Vorndran as they discuss the evidence and what to do now to create positive, documented facts around SALT issues prior to a sale, potentially justifying a higher sales price and paving the way for a smooth transaction.
Learning Objectives
  • Analyze SALT positions and reduce exposure in income, sales and use, property, unclaimed property, and payroll taxes
  • Understand how a Perform a nexus and exposure review is used to determine tax obligations and risk based on multistate activity
  • Leverage tax opportunities, such as tax credits, net operating carryforwards, and other opportunities
  • Manage potential tax consequences that could lead to escrow or the seller asking for more money
  • Assess and gather supporting documents to anticipate buyer questions and alleviate concerns-side "

2:40 pm – 3:30 pm; Texas A&M Law School
Tax Planning for Investment Decisions
Cory Dowell, MBA, Managing Director–Wealth Management, Private Wealth Advisor, UBS | Clarity Advisors
Ryan Scharar, JD, CPA, MBA, President & Director of Tax, FCA Corp

3:40 pm – 4:40 pm; Texas A&M Law School
Federal Tax Developments, October 2023-May 2024
David DeJong, JD, CPA, Principal, Stein Sperling

5:15 pm – 6:05 pm;  Historic Ashton Hotel, Winfree Ballroom
Roundtable Discussions

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; various locations
Dine Arounds: Click here to sign up

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Historic Ashton Hotel
No-host hospitality/networking

Friday, June 28, 2024

7:30 am - 8:30 am; Historic Ashton Hotel, 610 Grille

Spouse & Guest Activities TBD

9:00 am – 10:00 am; TCU Neeley School of Business
A Crucial Window for Estate Planning: Preparing for 2026
Dan Rahill, JD, CPA, PFS, LLM, CGMAWealth Strategist, Wintrust Wealth Management 

10:10 am – 12:00 pm; TCU Neeley School of Business
Recent Accounting and Financial Reporting Topics from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Other Standard Setters Relevant to Practicing Attorney-CPAs
Simon Little, CPA, CISA, Office Managing Partner, Dallas and Plano, Crowe
Mark Shannon, CPA, Partner, Crowe

Discussion will include recent FASB developments, recent SEC developments, and recent PCAOB developments. 

12:10 pm – 1:35 pm; TCU Neeley School of Business
Attorney-CPA Foundation Lunch; Speaker: State of the Profession
W. Robert Knechel, PhDFrederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair, Distinguished Professor and Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar University of Florida

1:45 pm – 2:35 pm; TCU Neeley School of Business
Preparing for the IRS Audit and its Afterlife
E. Martin Davidoff, JD, CPA, Partner-in-Charge – National Tax Controversy Practice, Prager Metis

2:45 pm – 3:35 pm; TCU Neeley School of Business
The Government’s Crackdown on Tax Fraud Enablers: How Tax Professionals Can Avoid Becoming Criminal Defendants
Anthony "Tony" Box, JD, CPA, Partner, Gray Reed

Dinner on Own 

Saturday, June 29, 2024

8:00 am - 9:20 am; Historic Ashton Hotel, Winfree Ballroom
Breakfast Eat & Learn Roundtable Session

9:30 am - 10:45 am; Historic Ashton Hotel, Winfield Scott
Academy of Attorney CPAs Board Meeting & Annual Membership Meeting; open to all

11:00 am - 12:00 pm; Historic Ashton Hotel, Winfield Scott
AAA-CPA Foundation Board Meeting

Afternoon Activities
Fort Worth Stockyards
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Group Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Herd Experience
4:00 pm Cattle Drive

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Colonial Country Club
Cocktail Reception & Installation Dinner
Attire: Business/Cocktail

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Continuing Education

We are applying for continuing education credits for this program. Attendees who attended the full session and completed the evaluation will receive a Certificate of Attendance. AAA-CPA will only report education credit for members and non-members who paid the full conference or day-pass fee. Otherwise, reporting and state fees are the individual's responsibility.

To get credit, attendees MUST:
- Have paid for the full conference or a day pass.
- Have attended the entirety of the session they are claiming credit for.
- Have filled out the post-session evaluation in full for EACH session they would like credit for.

State bar numbers must be provided at registration in order for AAA-CPA to apply for approval. Note: some states may require a lead time that does not allow us to apply.

Registration Fees

Full Conference: includes Welcome Reception, lunch on Thursday, Friday, Saturday Group Activity, and Installation Dinner; continuing education
AAA-CPA Members: $850
Non-Members: $950
First Time Attendee, must be a current member: $750

Thursday or Friday Only: includes education and lunch on the day of choice
AAA-CPA Members: $300
Non-Members: $350

Installation Dinner Only: $150

Guest/Spouse Registration: includes Includes Welcome Reception, Guest/Spouse breakfast on Thursday, Saturday Group Activity, Installation Dinner: $450
Guest registration is meant for non-member attendees, e.g., spouses, significant others, family members. It is NOT meant for other members/attorney-CPA professionals. Those attendees should complete their own registration so we can accurately track their continuing education.

*Optional Guest Activity on Friday – To be determined, additional fee will apply
Child: 0-2: Complimentary
Child: 3-7: $85
Child: 8-18: $150

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received prior to 5:00 pm ET on Friday, June 14, 2024 may be refunded, less a 25% processing fee. No refunds can be issued for cancellations received after this deadline. Substitutions can be made. 

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