Transactional Tax Committee

attorneys reviewing document on a laptopThe Transactional Tax Committee seeks to provide a forum for discussion and education for lawyers practicing in the area of taxation of business transactions. Past committee meetings have covered tax issues in Workouts, Indopco Regs and Capitilization Rules, Contingent Consideration and Liabilities in Taxable Transactions, and Circular 230 Tax Opinion Standards.

Upcoming Meetings  

Apr. 30, 2015: The Usefulness of Chapter 13 in Managing IRS Claims, at Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St., in Spokane at Noon.

Past Meetings
  • Jan. 29, 2015: Washington State and Local Tax Considerations in M&A Transactions
  • Oct. 30, 2014: Monetizing Tax Benefits in M&A Transactions
  • March 27, 2014: Mini-CLE: "Advising Your Clients on the U.S. and Canadian Tax Considerations of Doing Business North of the 49th Parallel"
  • Oct. 24, 2013: "Application of the 3.8% Medicare contribution tax to transactions" and "Partnership tax issues in Historic Boardwalk Hall v. Commissioner"
  • April 25, 2013: Mini-CLE Joint meeting with State and Local Tax Committee and International Tax Committee: "Affiliate Transactions and Washington DOR Update."
  • Jan. 31, 2013: Joint meeting with International Tax Committee: "FATCA for Withholding Agents"
  • Oct. 24, 2012: "LLC Incorporations"
  • June 27, 2012: "Nonqualified Deferred Compensation and the Applicability of Section 409A"
  • May 12, 2011: "Accounting Method Changes, and the Transactional Practice"
  • Feb. 10, 2011: "Change of Control Payments"
  • Oct. 14, 2010: "The New Small Business Jobs Act and the Effect of Pending Tax Rate Increases" 
  • May 13, 2010: "Washington’s 2010 Tax Law Changes: The Effect on Business Transactions" 
  • Feb. 11, 2010: "Utilizing NOLs and other Losses: A Review of Recent Changes"
  • Dec. 10, 2009: "Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments in LLCs: A Review of the Tax Obstacles"
  • Oct. 8, 2009: "Washington State Tax Issues in Business Transactions"
  • Aug. 13, 2009: "Passive Activity Losses: New Leniency for LLC Members"


Transactional Committee Chair

Andrew Bryant

If you are a current WSBA Taxation Section member interested in joining the Transactional Tax Committee, please contact Andrew Bryant.