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

  • Adrian Resendez, Attorney, Resendez Law Firm (Austin)
  • Andrea Perez, Attorney, Kessler Collins PC (Dallas)
  • Ben Barnes, Associate Counsel, South By Southwest (Austin)
  • Brooks Rice, Attorney, Brooks Rice Law (Austin)
  • Craig Enoch, Attorney, Enoch Kever PLLC (Austin)
  • Elizabeth Rogers, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig (Austin)
  • James Hart, Interim Chair, Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship, SMU Meadows School of the Arts (Dallas)
  • James M. (Marty) Truss, Attorney, Dykema Cox Smith (San Antonio)
  • John Puailoa, Certified Financial Planner, UBS (Austin)
  • Katie Van Dyk, Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright (Austin)
  • Megan Roberts, Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright (Houston)
  • Peter Helf, Attorney & CPA, Executive Director, Austin Chamber Music Center (Austin)
  • Rene Ruiz, Attorney, Law Office of Rene D. Ruiz, P.C. (San Antonio)


TALA Staff

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