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International Middle Market and Foreign (Repatriated) Funds

Jen:  This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemsamski, and I’m back with Frank Landreneau, one of our international tax directors. Frank, welcome back to the Playbook. Frank: Well, thanks for having me. I appreciate it. Jen: So, I’ve heard a little bit about a so-called toll or repatriation tax; can you explain… Continue Reading

Reconsidering Tax Planning Strategies for International Middle Market

Jen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, and I’m here today with Frank Landreneau, one of our International Tax Directors. Frank, welcome back to the Playbook. Frank: Well, thanks, Jen. It’s great to be back again. Jen: Last time we talked a little bit about tax reform—how it impacts international businesses—and… Continue Reading

How the TCJA Affects International Middle Market Companies

Jen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Jen Lemanski, and I’m here today with Frank Landreneau, one of our International Tax Directors at PKF Texas. Frank, welcome back to the Playbook. Frank: Thank you, Jen. It’s great to be back. Jen: So, tax reform has been in the news a lot. What are… Continue Reading

Exports Fuel Houston’s Economy

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that for every $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing exports, 5,210 jobs are supported and for every $1 billion in U.S. service exports, 7,033 jobs are supported. As the top exporting metropolitan region in the U.S. ($131.5 billion in 2014), Houston’s exports to the global marketplace play a significant role in… Continue Reading

Spring 2015 Leading Edge Magazine Now Available

The newest ideas, insights and perspectives you’ve come to rely on for your business are ready to be accessed any time, anywhere at LeadingEdgeMag.com/PKFTexas. If you have topics you would like us to cover, please connect with us. As always, we enjoy receiving comments and feedback from our clients and the friends for our firm…. Continue Reading

Export Financing – Using the Right Team

Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host. Today’s topic is export financing, and I’m here once again with Cynthia Flake, senior vice-president in Comerica Bank’s Houston Middle Market group. Well, welcome back again, Cynthia. Cynthia: Thanks so much, Russ. Russ: You bet. It’s real easy, when we… Continue Reading

Export Financing Programs for Outbound International Companies

Russ: This is the PKF Texas: Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host. Today’s topic is export financing, and I’m here once again with Cynthia Flake, Senior Vice-President in Comerica Bank’s Houston Middle Market group. Cynthia, welcome back to the Playbook. Cynthia: Great to be back Russ. Russ: You bet. So with all… Continue Reading

Export Financing – Options for Businesses

Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneurs Playbook. I’m Russ Capper. This week’s guest host. Today’s topic is export financing. And I’m here with Cynthia Flake, senior vice president in Comerica Bank’s Houston middle market group. Welcome to the Playbook, Cynthia. Cynthia: Nice to be here, Russ. Russ: You bet. So we recently featured a… Continue Reading

Exporting in the Global Consumer Market Helps Grow Your Business

Russ: This is PKF Texas, Entrepreneurs Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host. And we’re continuing on the topic of Port Advisory services. And I’m here with Keith Miceli, International Business Advisor at PKF Texas. Welcome back to the Playbook, Keith. Keith: Nice to be back! Russ: With all of the exporting that’s taking… Continue Reading

Port of Houston as an Economic Driver

Russ: This is PKF Texas’ Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this weeks’ guest host. And continuing on the topic of port advisory services, I’m here with Keith Miceli, International Business Advisor at PKF Texas. Keith, welcome back to the Playbook. Keith: Nice to be back. Thank you. Russ: Okay. So the volume that’s taking place… Continue Reading

Interview with Andrew Millar – Coffee with the Consuls UK

Russ: Hi I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. A follow up from this week’s Coffee with the Consuls with Great Britain, put together by PKF Texas and the Greater Houston Partnership, and I’m very pleased to have as my guest the British Consul General for Houston, Andrew Millar. Andrew,… Continue Reading

Japan and Houston – Insights from The Honorable Nozomu Takaoka – Coffee with the Consuls

Russ: This is PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host and I’m here with the honorable Nozomu Takaoka, Consul General of Japan, who is taking part in Coffee with the Consuls. Welcome to the Playbook Mr. Takaoka. Nozomu: Thank you very much for having me, I’m very honored. Russ: Well how… Continue Reading

Greece and Houston – Insights from The Honorable George Papanikolaou – Coffee with the Consuls

Russ: This is PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m following up on the greater Houston partnership’s Coffee with the Consuls, this week focused on Greece. And I’m here with George Papanikolaou, the Consul General of Greece. George, welcome to the Entrepreneur’s Playbook. George: Thank you very much, Russ…. Continue Reading

Enterprise Risk Management – Taking a Global Look at Your Business

Karen: Hello. This is PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Karen Love, host and co-founder. Today I’m here with Scott Soles, an audit director at PKF Texas. And I’d like to welcome you to the Playbook, Scott. Scott: Thanks for having me here. Karen: Well, you know, I’m really excited that we’re talking to you today,… Continue Reading

New Additions to PKF Texas Director Group – Ryan Istre, Samir Jabiyev and Chris Hatten

At PKF Texas, one of our taglines is “PKF – People the Key to our Future.” With this in mind, we’re pleased to announce Ryan Istre, CPA, Samir Jabiyev, CPA and Chris Hatten, CPA have been promoted to Audit Director. “I am pleased to welcome Ryan, Samir, and Chris into the firm’s Director group,” said… Continue Reading

Perspectives on India from the Honorable Parvathaneni Harish – Coffee with the Consuls

Russ: This is PKF Texas’ Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here at the GHP’s Coffee with the Consuls to interview the honorable Parvathaneni Harish, Consul General of India. Parvathaneni, welcome to the Entrepreneur’s Playbook. Consul General: Thank you very much, Russ. Russ: Your country is so integrated with our… Continue Reading