Curtis Osterloh and Steve Britt present at Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Convention

Curtis OsterlohSteve BrittCurtis Osterloh and Steve Britt presented on “Texas Mixed Beverage Audits…Pitfalls to Avoid” at the Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Convention on August 27.

Curtis and Steve have years of experience helping bar and nightclub owners and managers in various types of tax assessments on a local, state and federal level. Texas Mixed Beverage Audits are difficult to handle correctly if you’re not prepared. In this seminar, Curtis and Steve break down the process and share tips on how to handle your audit in the most effective and efficient manner.

The convention is sponsored by the Texas Bar & Nightclub Association (TBNA) which is an alliance of Texas bar and nightclub owners protecting its members by providing a platform for all relevant political and legal information. Curtis has spoken at a number of TBNA events. 

Anthony Arguijo and Steve Britt named SDM Partners

Anthony ArguijoSteve BrittScott Douglass is pleased to name Anthony Arguijo and Steve Britt as Partners in the firm.

Anthony joined the firm in 2013 after serving as a law clerk for Judge Edward C. Prado on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Before that, he was a briefing attorney for Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson on the Supreme Court of Texas.  He draws on both of these experiences to help clients navigate litigation and maximize their chance of success at every stage.

Steve practices with the firm's state and local tax litigation group representing large and small companies in administrative protests of tax assessments before various taxing authorities. He also litigates tax assessments in Texas district courts and advises clients concerning the tax implications of business transactions. Prior to joining SD&M in 2009, Steve was a high school teacher and a coach for ten years.

SDM Lawyers Present at COST Regional State Tax Seminar

Curtis Osterloh, Eric Hagenswold, and Steve Britt will present at the Council On State Taxation (COST) Southwest/West Regional State Tax Seminar in Houston, Texas on November 3, 2017.  The Seminar provides an update on significant state tax issues for the Southwest/West States including Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. Curtis Osterloh will be joining a panel with the Assistant Deputy Comptroller Karey Barton about how best to resolve your Texas Tax Dispute. Eric Hagenswold will be presenting a special report on Recent Developments in Texas Taxes with an overview of assessment issues and refund opportunities. Steve Britt will be presenting a discussion about National State Tax Cases and their implications. Finally, Curtis Osterloh and Eric Hagenswold will jointly provide an overview of how to handle your tax controversies in a winning manner. Other topics being covered at the seminar include current issues in southwestern states, indirect tax technology trends and a state tax policy update including the state tax implication of federal tax reform.

Scott Douglass & McConnico is a co-sponsor of this Southwest/West Regional State Tax Seminar. COST is the premier state tax organization representing taxpayers consisting of more than 600 multistate corporations engaged in interstate and international business. Scott Douglass & McConnico is a long time COST member and frequently provides speakers at COST’s annual and sales tax conferences.  

SDM Honored During Texas Appleseed's Pro Bono Week

SDM's Sara Clark, Steve Britt and Kennon Wooten were among those honored during Texas Appleseed's Pro Bono week for their collaboration on the fair financial services projects which grants more access to small dollar loans for municipalities. SDM's extensive drafting support and research facilitated the publication of "A Toolkit for Cities: Increasing Access to Fair, Low-Cost Loans," which offers actionable strategies to foster fair loans in local communities, thereby strengthening efforts to control abuses in the payday and auto title lending market in Texas. More information about Texas Appleseed and its public interest justice efforts can be found here.