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)
  • Craig Enoch, Attorney, Enoch Kever PLLC (Austin)
  • John Puailoa, Certified Financial Planner, UBS (Austin)
  • Katie Van Dyk, Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright (Austin)
  • Kirby Drake, Attorney, Klemchuk LLP (Dallas) – Patent Pro Bono liaison with State Bar IP Section
  • Megan Roberts, Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright (Houston)
  • Nash Zogaib, Attorney , Eversheds Sutherland (Austin)
  • Sammetria Goodson, Attorney, Goodson Law (McKinney)
  • Shanna Schulze, Attorney, Shumway Van (San Antonio)


TALA Staff

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