2017 Education Day
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2017 Education Day

COPAS of Dallas
Education Day
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Brookhaven College
BCGI Building (Bldg. H)

$90 Morning (Ethics) - 4 hours CPE
$80 Lunch and Afternoon - 4 hours CPE
$150 All Day - 8 hours CPE

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The ABC in Ethics
Matt Herring, CPA

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Post-Election Tax Update
Rob Myatt

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Impacts of the New Leasing Standard
Yeshi Negga
Hein and Associates, LLP

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
O&G Reserves
Charles Boyette
DeGolyer and MacNaughton

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11:30 AM11:30

COPAS of Dallas Financial Reporting & Tax Committee Meeting

To: The COPAS Financial Reporting and Tax Committee Members

Please join us on February 25, 2016 at 11:30 am for a joint meeting of the Financial Reporting and Tax Committee:

Topic: FINANCIAL REPORTING TOPIC - An in-depth look at the impact of ASU 2015-02 which modifies the evaluation of whether limited partnerships are variable interest entities (VIEs) or voting interest entities, eliminates the presumption that a general partnership should consolidate a limited partnership, and affects the consolidation analysis of reporting entities that have fee arrangements and related party relationships.

When: MARCH 16, 2016: 11:30am -1pm

Location: Hein& Associates LLP 13727 Noel Road, Tower II, Dallas, TX 75240 (meeting space is on the first floor past the elevators to your left)

Parking: Parking in Garage – See attached map; Unofficially, you can also park next to the building in the Container Store lot. This is not building sanctioned however.

An invite will follow. Lunch and CPE is provided!

Tracy & Jordan

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12:00 PM12:00

COPAS of Dallas Luncheon

Topic - Oil and Gas Financial Reporting Update

Speaker - Matt Federle

Matt Federle has nearly a decade of experience in public accounting and consulting, concentrating on assurance, review and compilation services. His experience includes audit and consulting engagements for public, private and private equity-funded companies, including upstream and midstream oil and gas entities, oil field service companies, property and casualty insurance companies and employee benefit plans. He has detailed knowledge and experience with public accounting matters such as stock splits, preferred stock conversions, EPS calculation and disclosure, business combinations and valuation services, and equity method investment basis differential.

Matt, a certified public accountant, holds a master of science in accounting and information management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and holds a bachelor of science in accounting and finance from Trinity University.

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11:30 AM11:30

COPAS Finance & Tax Committee Meeting - Federal Excise Tax Issues and Opportunities In Oil & Gas Industry

  • 16400 Dallas Parkway, 5th Floor Dallas, TX, 75248 United States (map)
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The next COPAS Finance and Tax Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 11: 30 am. Lunch and CPE will be provided.

The presentation will be made by Eric Perez and David Fonda of McGladrey LLP. They specialize in Federal Excise Tax and will present compliance and planning opportunities to minimize the tax.

The Committee meeting will be held at the Knoll Trail Plaza Rooftop Patio, located at 16400 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75248, on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway, between Keller Springs Road and Westgrove Dr.  This is the building where Eland Energy is located.

The main entrance and parking are on the east side of the building, facing Knoll Trail Drive.  Use the main lobby elevator to 5th floor Rooftop Patio, since access is private there should be someone there to assist you to gain access.

Please RSVP to Tracy Burr if you are planning to attend.

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12:00 PM12:00

COPAS of Dallas Luncheon

Topic: MLPs and the Midstream Environment

Speaker: Eric Kalamaras

Bio: Eric Kalamaras serves as Chief Financial Officer of Azure Midstream Partners, LP and Azure Midstream Energy, LLC. He most recently held Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer positions for Valerus Energy Holdings, L.P., a multi-billion dollar field service company. Prior to Valerus Energy Holdings, L.P., he was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Laser Northeast Gathering Company, the principle asset of Delphi Midstream Partners, LLC, until it sold to Williams Partners, L.P. for $750 MM. Additionally, he successfully led financial restructuring as an Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Atlas Pipeline Partners (NYSE: APL) from 2009-2011. As a previous investment banker with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, Mr. Kalamaras offers an extensive transactional and capital raising background with placement of over $30 billion of debt and equity, primarily focused on Master Limited Partnerships.


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11:30 AM11:30

COPAS Financial Reporting & Tax Committee Lunch

To: The Financial Reporting and Tax Committee Members


Topic: Financial Reporting and Tax Implications of Acquisitions and Divestitures

When: September 30, 2015: 11:30am - 1pm

Location: Hein & Associates LLP 13727 Noel Road, Tower II, Dallas, TX 75240 (meeting space is on the first floor past the elevators to your left)

Parking: Parking in Garage – Unofficially, you can also park next to the building in the Container Store lot. This is not building sanctioned however.

Lunch and CPE is provided!

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12:00 PM12:00

COPAS of Dallas Luncheon

Topic - Moving from Individual Contributor into Leadership

Speaker - Elizabeth Lions

Speaker Bio - Elizabeth Lions grew up in central New Jersey and studied psychology at the University of Maine. She is the author of two books, “Recession Proof Yourself” and “I Quit! Working for You Isn't Working For Me”. Elizabeth is currently crafting her third book on leadership. Elizabeth’s coaching practice is broken into two key areas: career management and leadership.

Elizabeth’s credentials include being quoted in U.S. World News Report, AOL Jobs, Australian Finance, Silicon India, CBS Money Watch, Yahoo, The Ladders, and Dice job boards. Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie and John Tesh’s blog.

In 2013, her radio show for women entitled, “Leadership Lessons from the Lioness”, was created through Plaid For Women, along with her articles. A year later she brought her leadership classes to Dubai.

Elizabeth’s client list includes executives from Fiserv, AT&T, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, eBay and Intel to name a few.

Today, Elizabeth can be found writing, coaching and collaborating with the who’s who of the Corporate America, as well as abroad. When she isn't working, Elizabeth can be found traveling across state lines with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle or in the yoga studio twisting for hours on end.

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12:00 PM12:00

New Professionals Lunch & Learn

We have a New Professionals Lunch and Learn event coming up Thursday, February 26, from 12:00-1:00. We are thankful to have Whitley Penn host this event at their office 8343 Douglas Avenue, next to Northwest Highway and the Dallas North Tollway. CPE and FREE lunch will be provided as well.

Our speaker is Crude Oil Market Analyst, Derek Jones, with Enmark Services, and the topic is Crude Oil Marketing in Today’s Economy. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the marketing business and how crude oil is distributed.

Please RSVP to Cindy at cindy.anderson@wynncrosby.com or Brandon.salsberry@enlink.com by Friday, February 20th, if you plan to attend. Also, please include any food allergies or dietary restrictions on your RSVP as well.

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