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.
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.
- 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 email@example.com.
Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
President: Rich Johnson
Chair-Elect: George Munro
Treasurer: Megan Tahl
Secretary: Brett Durbin
Immediate Past President: Sandra Veliz
Board of Governors Liaison: P. J. Grabicki*
Young Lawyer Liaison: Vacant
CLE Chair: Alison Warden
DOR Liaison Chair: Dan Jensen
Estate and Gift Tax Chair: Mary Louden
International Tax Chair: Nick Uren
Legislative Committee Chair: Brett Durbin
Communications & Website Chair: Sam Barnes
Pro Bono Chair: Emily Yamada
Scholarship Chair: Jill Fairchild
Transactional Tax Chair: Dana Romans
Young Lawyer Committee Chair: Kristi 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 email@example.com. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact section Chair Rich Johnson.