Nov 8th, 2018 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

This year Shareholder Marilyn Sims celebrates 25 years with WKPZ.  Early in her career, Ms. Sims was employed as a tax accountant with Ernst & Young.  She came to WKPZ to help grow the transactional department of the firm ... Continue Reading

Jul 20th, 2018 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ attorney, Roslyn Bazzelle will be celebrated in the gala that happens Friday, August 24, 2018  at the Houston Hotel from 7 to 10 pm.

 
Jun 20th, 2018 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ attorney, Cory Halliburton presented at the Annual Conference of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. The presentation focused on legal, tax, and business leadership strategies for trade associations and their public charity arms. Hosted in Grapevine, Texas, ... Continue Reading

Jun 1st, 2018 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ employees took part in a construction day for the Houston Bar Association’s 21st HBA Habitat for Humanity Build.  For more information, follow the link below.   https://www.hba.org/news/weekly-updates-on-21st-hba-habitat-for-humanity-build/ ... Continue Reading
Jun 1st, 2018 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Attorney, Cory Halliburton, recently assisted WKPZ client, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) in its 2018 Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Through his involvement and advocacy for the industry served by PPAI, Mr. Halliburton ... Continue Reading

May 23rd, 2018 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Robert Beasley recently represented the seller in a sale of a specialized facility services provider. The selling company services over 1,000 locations and employs nearly 800 people. The transaction involved negotiating the asset purchase agreement, roll-over equity provisions in which ... Continue Reading

Mar 8th, 2018 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ attorney, Cory Halliburton, recently traveled the State of Texas for presentations to three distinguished groups. On February 21, 2018, he provided an Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations Law and Business seminar to ... Continue Reading

Oct 11th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Congratulations to Richard Kaplan, Mark Levine and Tanya Garrison for being selected as 2017 Super Lawyers.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and ... Continue Reading

Sep 1st, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Texas property insurance policyholders with claims or potential claims arising from Hurricane Harvey or other forces of nature are wise to provide written notice of the claim to the applicable insurer before Friday, September 1, 2017.   This is so because on ... Continue Reading
Aug 17th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ attorney, Cory Halliburton’s article – Charitable Contributions and Grants Beyond the U.S. Border – was published in the Summer 2017 edition of InSight, a widely circulated publication of The Church Network™.   The detailed article provides information about how ... Continue Reading
Aug 15th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Cory Halliburton served on a "Power Panel" at the North American Leadership Conference hosted by the Promotional Products Association International. The topic, Managing Your Brand Through a Crisis, was presented by Mr. Halliburton, Catherine Graham (CEO, Commonsku), Marc Simon (CEO, ... Continue Reading

Aug 11th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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HIPLA is pleased to announce a panel discussion on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam to be held on Wednesday, August 30, at the University of Houston Law Center.  This event is co-hosted by the USPTO, ... Continue Reading

Aug 11th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Congratulations to Frank Sommerville and Cory Halliburton.  They have been included in the “360 West Magazine 2017 Top Attorneys” list in the category of “Attorneys for Non-Profits.”  This magazine selects the honorees from Tarrant County based on peer nominations and ... Continue Reading

Aug 11th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski and Zuber is proudly sponsors the Houston Bar Association’s Communities in Schools summer internship program in 2017.   This committee partners with Communities In Schools, Inc. to provide summer internships in the legal profession for high school ... Continue Reading

Aug 10th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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In a WKPZ article dated May 31, 2017, attorney Cory Halliburton reported on the looming July 1, 2017 effective date for private rights of action under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). On June 2, 2017, the Canadian government repealed the Private ... Continue Reading

May 31st, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Cory Halliburton was recognized in the May 25, 2017 edition of PPAI Publications™ for his article on the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The article – Gates to Spam Haven: Closed – was written at the request of the Promotional Products Association International for whom ... Continue Reading

May 31st, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

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The Heart Pounding Thrill Ride of Self-Storage Evictions


Apr 20th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Mr. Frank Sommerville with Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the ... Continue Reading
Mar 28th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Congratulations to Walker Hanson on being recognized as one of the 2017 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Estate Planning and Probate.


Mar 3rd, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Frank Sommerville is scheduled to present at the upcoming webinar: Religious Organizations and Intellectual Property Property Protection

For additional information or to register for the webinar please click here.

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Jan 26th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ attorney, Cory Halliburton’s article – Charitable Contributions and Grants Beyond the U.S. Border – was published in the January/February 2017 edition of Today’s CPA, a widely circulated magazine published by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. ... Continue Reading

Jan 26th, 2017 By: Lindsey Halbert
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The general purposes of this Association shall be to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general ... Continue Reading

Nov 28th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski and Zuber, P.C. is proud to be named as a 2016 Equal Access Champion by the Houston Bar Association. Congratulations to all of the firms and individual attorneys who received this honor in 2016.

http://www.hba.org/about/equal-access-champions/

 

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Nov 28th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

A big thank you to our clients and colleagues, Elvin Hayes with King ‘s Valet, Matthew Spradley with Edward Jones--Deer Park, Bob and Elaine Domec and  Hammack & Co. CPAs, LLC and Les Ellard – Farmers Insurance for supporting the ... Continue Reading

Nov 28th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Clear Lake Alumni Celebration and congratulates all the award recipients, and particularly Rob Hanson on being awarded the Marilyn S. Sims Leadership Award.


Oct 27th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Oct 19th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ served as legal counsel to its client Green Café Management Inc. in connection with the sale of all five Ruggles Green restaurants in the Greater Houston area to a group led by Hargett Hunter Capital Partners. ... Continue Reading

Oct 5th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Congratulations Roslyn!


Jul 25th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Robert Beasley recently represented the seller in a sale of business transaction. The transaction involved negotiating the asset purchase agreement, real estate contract, employment agreement, non-compete and earn-out provisions. The transaction was valued at approximately $20 million. WKPZ represents sellers ... Continue Reading

Jun 10th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Recently, WKPZ Shareholder, Cory Halliburton, endured 9.5miles and 25 obstacles in a Spartan Super held at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas.

Shown here: Mr. Halliburton (L) and his good friend and Chief of Police for the City of Arlington, Texas, ... Continue Reading

Apr 28th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Paul Strug was featured in a story on Fox 26 News regarding this topic.   Please click the link below for the fill story:   http://www.fox26houston.com/news/133670901-story ... Continue Reading
Feb 1st, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ Shareholder, Cory Halliburton, was the recipient of the 2015 Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Director of the Year. The peer-driven Award was presented at the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet held at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive ... Continue Reading

Jan 20th, 2016 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Robert Beasley represented sellers in three different sale of business transactions closed in December 2015.  In one transaction, Mr. Beasley represented the owners of a commercial scaffolding renting company in an asset sale valued at approximately $17,500,000.  The transaction involved ... Continue Reading
Dec 29th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Congratulations to WKPZ Shareholder, Cory Halliburton. He is one of few in the Grapevine, Texas area who have been nominated for a 2015 Community Award from the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. Nominations for these awards are peer-driven, and Mr. Halliburton ... Continue Reading

Dec 11th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Open Carry Law Takes Effect January 1, 2016, for more information, please contact Dov Rosen at 713-961-9045 or drosen@wkpz.com

Effective January 1, 2016, any individual who is licensed to carry a handgun in Texas (under a concealed handgun license issued prior ... Continue Reading

Dec 2nd, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

WKPZ represents the holder of the first lien in the litigation and settlement of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving Woodhaven Country Club in the Fort Worth area.  

Read more in this story from the Fort Worth Star Telegram.  

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Nov 12th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Ms. Williams specializes in the representation of tax-exempt organizations on a wide range of matters, including governance, tax compliance, endowments, complex gifts, fiscal sponsorship structures, intellectual property and employment matters. Ms. Williams joined Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, PC as an ... Continue Reading

Nov 11th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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The current rage among nonprofit organizations is to use a single member limited liability company for asset protection or risk isolation.  Because single member LLCs are ignored for federal income tax purposes, charities reason that the use of the single ... Continue Reading

Oct 22nd, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Church Volunteers and Copyright Ownership A recent case illustrates what churches own—and don’t own.

A recent ruling by a federal district court in New York on a case involving copyright ownership underscores the need for churches to set clear policies and ... Continue Reading

Oct 22nd, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) recently hosted its Leadership Development Workshop in Grapevine, Texas. The four-day event involved volunteer and staff leaders from the PPAI Regional Associations across the U.S. Shown here is PPAI's General Counsel (and WKPZ's own) Cory ... Continue Reading

Oct 9th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Shareholder Jerrad Bloome and his wife Sara lead Team Kvetchers for a Kure in the 55 mile Tour de Cure to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.  The team raised over $1,500 for Diabetes Research.  If you are interested ... Continue Reading

Sep 30th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Bransford Elementary hosted a Constitution Day event for their first and fourth graders. Local lawyer Cory Halliburton spoke to the students about the origins of the Constitution, and explained all the rights and privileges that the Constitution provides.

Constitution Day is ... Continue Reading

Sep 1st, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

The genesis of property tax exemption for churches goes back to the book of Exodus. During the time of the Old Testament, the Egyptians exempted their religious entities and priests from taxation by the pharaoh, according to attorney Frank Sommerville, ... Continue Reading

Aug 21st, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Ethics and Texas Supreme Court case update was the presentation topic of WKPZ attorney, Cory Halliburton, at the State Bar of Texas Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Conference held in Austin, Texas, August 13-14, 2015. Mr. Halliburton guided the attorney-audience through ... Continue Reading

Jul 22nd, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Frank Sommerville is a shareholder in the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. in Dallas, Texas. He has served nonprofit organizations as an accountant, auditor, tax adviser and legal adviser.

His experience includes representing clergy, churches and nonprofit ... Continue Reading

Jun 30th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

9 attorneys from WKPZ volunteered at Target Hunger to provide pro bono legal advice to the citizens of Harris County. 

Due to recent flooding and property damage in the Houston area, the need for legal help is great.  WKPZ pitched in ... Continue Reading

Jun 29th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Tanya Garrison successfully reversed a $1.8M jury verdict entered against her client. 

A Harris County jury determined that damages exceeded this amount; however, the Court entered judgment not withstanding that verdict holding that the Plaintiff take nothing on its claims of ... Continue Reading

Jun 27th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Jon Saikin and Tanya Garrison successfully challenged an expert’s opinion and testimony decreasing the plaintiff’s damage model by approximately 90% in a multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer and alter ego case. 

The trial court’s decision to disregard the expert’s testimony was successfully ... Continue Reading

May 21st, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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“Convergence", being the coordinated turning of the eyes inward to focus on an object at close range, was the focus of the Dallas Society of CPAs annual Professional Education Conference recently held in Dallas, Texas. Shown here is WKPZ shareholder, Cory ... Continue Reading

May 1st, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ attorney, Cory Halliburton, recently accepted a generous donation on behalf of the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE), a social service charity in Grapevine, Texas. The donation was a result of selfless efforts of 3 boys from Colleyville Elementary ... Continue Reading

Mar 24th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

On March 8, team WKPZ competed in the Houston Kosher Chili Cook-off.  The chili cook-off raises funds for important non-profit organizations in the Houston Jewish Community.  

Despite the rain, a great time was had by all!

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Mar 24th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

THE CENTER, a private, non-profit corporation, is a United Way agency dedicated to offering people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential and to contribute to their community. The Fun Run helps support a variety of programs ... Continue Reading

Mar 23rd, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Marilyn Sims was invited to speak at the University of Houston Clear Lake Heroic Leadership Conference.  The conference highlighted female leadership in action. 

The conference was presented by the Intercultural Student Services department.


Mar 5th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Snow and formidable Texas ice did not deter WKPZ Shareholder, Cory Halliburton, from participating in the 2015 Fort Worth Cowtown Half-Marathon on Sunday, March 1st. He was prepared to run the Ultra-Marathon (50K) as part of a fundraiser for The ... Continue Reading

Feb 20th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

On February 19, 2015, WKPZ Shareholder attorneys, Frank Sommerville and Cory Halliburton, provided tax and business law presentations to participants of the Texas Ministry Conference held in Houston, Texas. Mr. Sommerville provided a Tax and Legal Update and also presented on ... Continue Reading

Jan 29th, 2015 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ has been selected to receive the Houston Bar Foundation award for Outstanding Boutique Firm Contribution to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers for 2014. Through Houston Volunteer Lawyers, a service of the Houston Bar Association, attorneys volunteer their time at various ... Continue Reading

Oct 23rd, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Andrew Caplan elected to the 2014-2015 Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston Board of Directors   The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston is a non-profit, all-volunteer company which, since 1952, has been dedicated to preserving and sharing the delightful legacy of ... Continue Reading
Sep 9th, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Leadership Award RENAMED TO HONOR ALUMNA

Recognizing the strong and stoic leadership qualities of a longtime university friend, University of Houston-Clear Lake announced the renaming of its Alumni Association Leadership Service Award as the Marilyn S. Sims Leadership Service Award. The ... Continue Reading

Sep 4th, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Membership is by invitation, ... Continue Reading

May 27th, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Candor for the Court and Zealous Client Representation - That was the topic of a continuing legal education presentation given by WKPZ attorney, Cory Halliburton, to the Texarkana Bar Association on May 13, 2014. The presentation focused on select Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional ... Continue Reading

Mar 26th, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Team WKPZ participated in the 2014 Houston Bar Association John Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run.  Since 1986, the Houston Bar Association has raised over $1 Million for The Center. 

The Center, a private, non-profit corporation, is a United Way agency ... Continue Reading

Mar 26th, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Mark Levine and Tanya Garrison obtained a judgment in favor of two executives who were wrongfully denied benefits and compensation after a change in control in their oil field exploration company.  The firm’s clients were collectively awarded $1,366,453.92, plus their ... Continue Reading

Mar 21st, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Congratulations to Jonathan Saikin (Real Estate) Cory Halliburton (Nonprofit Organizations) and Roslyn Bazzelle (Real Estate.) They were selected to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected ... Continue Reading

Mar 21st, 2014 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

WKPZ participated in the 2014 Houston Kosher Chili Cook-off.  The event is all about bringing the entire Jewish Community together for a day of food, fun and festivities to raise funds for important non-profit organizations in the Houston Jewish Community. 

The ... Continue Reading

Dec 30th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ shareholder, Cory Halliburton, was recently nominated for the 2013 D.E. Box Citizen of the Year awarded by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. The award is designed to reward those who sincerely give of their time and leadership through an ... Continue Reading

Nov 25th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Paul Strug gave a presentation on charitable giving at the Texas Society of CPA’s 60th Annual Texas Tax Institute.  The Institute was held in Dallas and San Antonio. 


Nov 20th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Sep 20th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ Shareholder, Cory Halliburton, was recently engaged to make presentations of the law to two very distinct, yet equally impressive groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On September 17, 2013,

Mr. Halliburton presented the topic of “The U.S. Constitution” to Heritage ... Continue Reading

Aug 12th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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Paul Strug chairs Professional Advisors Seminar sponsored by the Houston Jewish Community Foundation.

Each year, the Houston Jewish Community Foundation hosts a program that provides professional advisors with continuing education opportunities, networking and a chance to learn from seasoned experts from ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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On June 19, 2013, the Belo Nonprofit Organization Law Group hosted WKPZ Shareholder, Cory Halliburton, to present the topic of Nonprofit Organization Board Conflicts: Director/Officer Internal and External Affairs Meet the Law and Good Judgment. The well-received presentation was held ... Continue Reading

Jun 15th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants invited WKPZ Shareholder, Cory Halliburton, to provide an hour-and-a-half presentation on Tax-Exempt Organizations Legal Update & IRS Activity at the Society’s 18th Annual CPE By The Sea Conference. This popular Continuing Professional Education ... Continue Reading

May 8th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

On May 15, 2013, WKPZ Associate Angela Robertson will be addressing the Dallas Bar Association's Nonprofit Study Group regarding the " PPACA: Preparing for the Employer Mandate and what you should consider now." 

She will be training other Dallas nonprofit attorneys ... Continue Reading

Apr 8th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

From Vision to Execution:  Navigating the Maze

7th Annual 2013 Ultimate Financial and Legal Conference

Plan to attend - You don't want to miss it!

Presented by Faith & Philanthropy Institute

in collaboration with

Sommerville & Associates, P.C., Ratliff & Associates, P.C., and Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski, and ... Continue Reading

Mar 23rd, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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WKPZ wins the bronze medal at the John Eikenburg Law Week 8k run.  Sandy Cohen, Paul Strug, Jonathan Saikin and Marlyn Esparza represented WKPZ.  Congratulations to all of the participants in the race!


Mar 19th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
Topics: News

Tanya Garrison, Jonathan Saikin and Roslyn Bazzelle were selected to the 2013 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to ... Continue Reading

Feb 6th, 2013 By: Lindsey Halbert
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The Tarrant County Bar Association awarded WKPZ Partner Cory Halliburton the Young Lawyer of the Year Award.