February 2021 - Whitley Penn

February 26, 2021 – Small Businesses Given Exclusive Access to PPP Loans

The Biden Administration announced the implementation of measures to provide economic relief to the smallest U.S. businesses.  Under these measures, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is offering exclusive access to Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans to sole proprietors and business and nonprofit entities with fewer than 20 employees for the two-week period beginning February 24,


February 26, 2021 – Texas Comptroller Extends Franchise Tax Deadline

Earlier this week, the IRS announced that the deadline for filing and paying various federal income taxes was postponed until June 15, 2021 for Texas residents and businesses (See “Whitley Penn Tax Alert: IRS Announces Tax Relief for Texas Storm Victims” dated February 22, 2021).    Yesterday, the Texas Comptroller announced that the due date for


February 22, 2021 – IRS Announces Tax Relief for Texas Storm Victims

The IRS announced today that taxpayers affected by the winter storms that struck Texas beginning on February 11, 2021 are eligible for relief for filing and paying certain 2020 and 2021 federal income taxes.   The relief is available to affected taxpayers in the covered disaster area that includes all 254 Texas counties.   Affected taxpayers include


Robyn Martin Joins Whitley Penn As Chief People Officer

Fort Worth, TX (February 18, 2021) – Robyn Martin has joined Whitley Penn as the firm’s Chief People Officer. Martin most recently served as the Vice President of Human Resources for the Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (DFRG). Martin has consistently been recognized for her ability to create collaborative work environments, establish high performance cultures, and


Alternative Investment in Litigation

Pursuing complex litigation matters can be burdensome to both plaintiffs and defendants, particularly when it comes to the biggest expense of a legal battle: legal fees.  Since the 1990’s, third-party investors’ involvement in the financing of lawsuits has been a growing trend in the commercial litigation field.  This practice can be generally referred to as


Whitley Penn Welcomes Secondees

Fort Worth, TX (February 9, 2021) – Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that the firm has partnered with SAPRO to employee three professionals from South Africa through a 10 week secondment program. Nicolaas Cilliers is an Audit Senior from Cape Town, South Africa who will be based out of the firm’s Fort Worth office. He


Whitley Penn Recognized by the University of Houston as a Cougar 100 Company

Houston, TX (February, 8 2020) – Whitley Penn has been named to the University of Houston’s (UH) Cougar 100 List for a sixth consecutive year, currently ranked at #42.  The Cougar 100 award identifies, recognizes and celebrates the world’s fastest UH Cougar-owned and Cougar-led businesses, demonstrating to all that UH alumni are among the finest


Whitley Penn Names Kristen Lollar as Chief Marketing Officer

Fort Worth, TX – (February 2, 2021) – Whitley Penn has named Kristen Lollar as Chief Marketing Officer.  Lollar has served as the firm’s Director of Marketing since 2012 where she has played an integral role in the overall growth and success of the firm.  During times of growth, expansion, and integration, Lollar has been


Shane Miller Named Executive Committee Member for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Fort Worth, TX (February 1, 2021) – WPWealth partner Shane Miller has been named to the Executive Committee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  The LLS Executive Committee Members lead by example through their personal fundraising efforts, corporate sponsorship and corporate fundraising. Additionally, Executive Committee Members work to secure new partners within the community

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