Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts was formed in 1979 to meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and art nonprofit organizations across the State of Texas.   TALA volunteers throughout Texas handle more than 250 matters per year.  In 2016, TALA began serving inventors in the Patent Pro Bono Program.


Board of Directors


Executive Committee

  • James Schue-President, Attorney, ERCOT (Austin)
  • Brooks Rice-Secretary, Attorney, Brooks Rice Law (Austin)
  • Peter Helf-Treasurer, Attorney & CPA, Austin Chamber Music Center (Austin)
  • Megan Roberts-Vice President, Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright (Houston)

Board Members

  • Rahul D. Engineer, Attorney, Intel Legal (Austin)
  • Craig Enoch, Attorney, Enoch Kever PLLC (Austin)
  • Andrea Perez, Attorney, Kessler Collins PC (Dallas)
  • Elizabeth Rogers, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig (Austin)
  • James M. (Marty) Truss, Attorney, Dykema Cox Smith (San Antonio)
  • Katie Van Dyk, Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright (Austin)


TALA Staff

  • Alissa McCain, Attorney, Executive Director
  • Angela L. Lee, Attorney, Legal Director