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CPA Fall Conference

Released: 09/30/2003

LSU Alexandria and the Central Chapter of the Society of Louisiana CPAs will co-sponsor a Fall Conference on Wednesday, October 22, from 12 noon until 4:30 p.m. The conference will be held in the Barbara Brumfield Caffey Annex on campus. Topics of the Fall Conference are “Choice of Entity” and “Sarbanes-Oxley as it affects the privately held entity.” <p> The cost of the conference is $110 and includes lunch. The conference will provide certified public accountants (CPAs) with four Continuing Professional Education hours. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, October 15. Registration information may be obtained from LSU Alexandria Continuing Education by calling (318) 473-6495. </p><p> The speaker for the event is Michael Trachtenberg, certified public accountant and attorney. Trachtenberg is also an adjunct faculty member for the department of business at LSU Alexandria. </p><p> The “Choice of Entity” program will review the factors that affect the choice of entity in an environment of regulatory change, the effect of new legislation, the effect of recent court decisions on entity selection, and changes at the state level, including court decisions that pierce the corporate veil of LLCs. The program also will discuss exit strategies in light of changing estate and inheritance taxes as well as transfer of entity regulations. The program will address corporations, S corporations, LLCs, partnerships, limited partnerships, LLP and complex structures of these entities. </p><p> The second portion of the conference will address the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Sarbanes-Oxley has increased the reporting requirements of publicly held companies, created a new federal oversight bureaucracy, and increased the liability of professionals inside and outside publicly traded companies. Some of the questions which will be answered during this presentation include: What are the effects of Sarbanes-Oxley on privately held entities? What does Sarbanes-Oxley require of CPAs who do not work for public companies? What happens when a public company wants to buy a private company that has not been required to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley? </p><p> To register or for more information, call LSU Alexandria Continuing Education at (318) 473-6495. </p>