Join us tonight at TBREIA in New Port Richey with our guest speakers, Shawn Yesner and Charles Shapero!
Shawn M. Yesner is a Florida native, born in Tampa and raised in Miami. Prior to starting his own practice, Shawn was an associate attorney at one of the largest lender foreclosure firms in Florida. There Shawn learned how to prosecute foreclosures quickly and efficiently, representing such lenders as Freddie Mac, Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), Chase, Countrywide, and many other subprime lenders in all aspects for foreclosure litigation, bankruptcy, loss mitigation negotiations, and title insurance / title litigation.
Shawn has been a speaker at multiple TBREIA meetings, Legal Education Seminars, Realtor Education Seminars and networking seminars sponsored by Law Review CLE, National Business Institute (NBI), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Business Network International (BNI), and Tampa Bay Business Owners (TBBO).
In 2015, Shawn started the Crushing Debt Podcast, with a mission of providing information to help eliminate the financial bullies in your life.? The Crushing Debt Podcast now has over 65 episodes released and generates over 1,000 downloads per month.
Widget Booking and Tax P.A.'s founder and current President, Charles Shapero is a graduate of Golden Gate University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Taxation. He is also a graduate of California State University Fullerton where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Charles was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Florida in 2004 to obtain a better work/life balance for himself and his family. His career started when he was in college at a small bookkeeping office, Bill Holt and Associates, where he was able to practice the skills he learned in the classroom at work on a daily basis. To earn your CPA designation in California, unlike Florida, you need a certain number of hours performing financial statement audits, which Bill Holt and Associates, could not provide. Thus, to obtain his certification, Charles went to work for Moss Adams, LLP, which is the 11th largest firm in the nation. Charles progressed there from Staff to Senior to Manager and was on the verge of earning the Senior Manager title when he made the decision that working for one of the largest firms in America was not conducive to him having a personal life. He decided to leave the firm, and lower his cost of living to spend more time with his family by relocating his family to Florida in 2004.
Charles has been certified as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida since 2004 and maintains this designation through a minimum of 80 hours of tax and accounting continuing education every two years. His experience includes representation of clients in a variety of fields – fast food franchising, construction, distribution, manufacturing, medical, rental real estate, and property management.
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