Updated: Feb. 8, 2018

Taxation Section

The Taxation Section provides current information on federal and state tax issues that directly affect practitioners in Washington. It gives new attorneys with an interest in tax law an opportunity to meet and discuss mutual areas of concern with established practitioners. The section assists in proposing and commenting on legislation and administrative rules affecting federal and state tax practice. 

Through its website, list serve, and events throughout the year, the Taxation Section provides practical up-to-date information regarding the sections committees, activities, and other tax resources. 

In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the WSBA to join the Taxation Section.

Annual Report
Information Sheet

Find out more about the Taxation Section's Committees.


Winter 2017-2018
Spring 2017
Winter 2016

Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please e-mail sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

PresidentSandra Veliz
Vice PresidentRich Johnson
TreasurerBrett Durbin
SecretaryGeorge Munro
Immediate Past PresidentTiffany Gorton

Committee Chairs

CLE ChairStef Taylor
DOR Liaison ChairJeff Mahan
Estate and Gift Tax Chair
Sandy Cairns
International Tax Co-ChairsElizabeth Crouse & Megan Tahl
IRS Liaison Committee Co-Chairs: Nick Nilan & Claire Taylor
Legislative Committee ChairBrett Durbin
Newsletter ChairJennifer A. Gellner
Pro Bono ChairEmily Yamada
Scholarship ChairTiffany Gorton
State and Local Tax ChairMiriam Korngold
Transactional Tax ChairYesica Hernandez
Website Committee ChairSam Barnes

Members at Large

Darek Jarski
Robert McCallum
Robert Mahon


IRS Co-LiaisonsClaire TaylorNick Nilan
BOG LiaisonKim Risenmay*
Young Lawyer LiaisonKyle Richard

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

To join the section list serve and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact section Chair, Sandra Veliz.