Updated: April 16, 2019

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




Executive Committee Elections Begin in May

For information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws. All the open positions below are for one-year terms, beginning Oct. 1, 2019 and ending Sept. 30, 2020.

  • Treasurer
  • At-Large Member (three open positions)
  • Scholarship Committee Chair
  • Legislative Committee Chair
  • Estate & Gift Tax Committee Chair
  • International Tax Committee Chair
  • DOR Liaison Committee Chair
  • Newsletter Committee Chair
  • State & Local Tax Committee Co-Chair (two open positions)
  • IRS Liaison Co-Chair (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) 
  • IRS Liaison Co-Chair (Private Practice) 
  • Website Committee Chair
  • Transactional Tax Committee Chair
  • Pro Bono Committee Chair
  • Young Lawyer Committee Chair

Alternative Nomination Process 
Candidates using the alternative nomination process are required to submit 2-3 letters of support from current section members.  

Voting will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. To ensure you receive a ballot, please click here and/or adjust your spam filters/firewalls to ensure your email address will receive the ballot.


Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.


Winter 2017-2018  │  Spring 2017  │  Winter 2016-2017

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

Executive Committee

PresidentRich Johnson

Chair-ElectGeorge Munro

TreasurerMegan Tahl

SecretaryBrett Durbin

Immediate Past PresidentSandra Veliz

At-Large Members:
Darek Jarski
Robert Mahon
Robert McCallum

Board of Governors Liaison: P. J. Grabicki*

Young Lawyer Liaison: Vacant

*Non-voting member

Committee Chairs

CLE ChairAlison Warden

DOR Liaison ChairDan Jensen

Estate and Gift Tax ChairMary Louden

International Tax ChairNick Uren

IRS Liaison Committee Co-Chairs: Nick Nilan & Claire Taylor

Legislative Committee ChairBrett Durbin

Communications & Website ChairSam Barnes

Pro Bono ChairEmily Yamada

Scholarship ChairJill Fairchild

State and Local Tax Co-ChairTyler Winterton & Arcadia Corbett

Transactional Tax ChairDana Romans

Young Lawyer Committee ChairKristi Richards

Learn more about the Taxation Section's Committees.

The WSBA Taxation Section Executive Committee generally conducts meetings on the third Friday of each month, 8-9 a.m. Please contact committee member for specific 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 Rich Johnson.