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Webinar: The Most Expensive Mistakes Builders Make That Can Easily Be Avoided – The Fowler Law Firm
February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Presented by The Fowler Law Firm. FREE to HBA Members.
John Pearce Attorney – CPA Business & Taxation Section Chief Lawyer
John has many builders and developers as clients to talk about the back office issues he sees so many builders making mistakes, mainly not setting up their invoices so they can deduct more and pay less. He is joint licensed as an attorney and CPA in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Kentucky and regularly helps builders, subcontractors and suppliers in Austin and Central Texas with their legal and accounting needs. John serves as The Fowler Law Firm PC Section Chief Business & Taxation and has been both a licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant for more than three decades.
Michael Smith, Civil Trial Section Chief
Michael has represented many construction contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in federal and state court and before arbitration panels for more than twenty years. Before attending law school Michael was many things including an electrical lighting contractor. Michael now serves as The Fowler Law Firm PC Section Chief Civil Trials.
Michael will cover mistakes Members often make in invoicing that rob them of the most powerful tool they have to get paid.
Laura Fowler, Managing Shareholder, The Fowler Law Firm PC
Laura, proud Baylor Law Bear ’79, has defended employers, battled their demons including departing employees and regulators, for forty years. She regularly tries cases, speaks and publishes on topics related to employment and independent contractors, many involving builders, subcontractors and suppliers. She is the Managing Shareholder of The Fowler Law Firm PC.
- Tax Tips Builders Often Miss That Can Be Worth A Fortune
Many favorable changes to the tax laws, federal, state and local still aren’t being used by builders. Valuable deductions and withholding of income strategies give tremendous benefits and are easy to take advantage of if you understand what to do. Learn from a lawyer CPA with many locally owned builders as clients what you can do to make more in 2020.John Pearce is joint licensed as an attorney and CPA in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Kentucky and regularly helps builders, subcontractors and suppliers in Austin and Central Texas with their legal and accounting needs. John serves as The Fowler Law Firm PC Section Chief Business & Taxation and has been both a licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant for more than three decades.
- Easy Powerful Strategies For The Homebuilder’s Employees And Independent Contractors
Texas is the most favorable state for employers if but only if your employee contracts and handbooks and independent contractor agreements give you those advantages. Learn simple low cost strategies. Don’t let insurance, workers compensation, motor vehicle liability and payroll destroy your business. Don’t let employees and contractors run off with your clients, designs or brand
- Liens Are Mean: Builder Mistakes In Lien And Public Works Bond Claims You Easily Can Avoid
Texas Mechanics and Materialmen’s lien claims and claims against public works bonds are very powerful tools for every builder, subcontractor and supplier who wants to be paid. Many contractors, subcontractors and suppliers fail to do the things that are essential to using these tools effectively.