Updated: Sept. 13, 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

Join Us! 

The WSBA Taxation Section is holding its first Semi-Annual Section Meeting and Reception. Come network with other Taxation Section members and meet your new Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2019 (term starts Oct. 1, 2018).

The Taxation Section will sponsor hors d’oeuvres; beverages will be hosted by Stoel Rives, LLP.

When: 5–7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Where: Stoel Rives LLP, 600 University St., Suite 3600, Seattle

If you will arrive after 6 p.m., please use the One Union Square Plaza entrance at the corner of Sixth and University.

RSVP here.

Section Executive Committee Elections

Voting closed on May 31 at 5 p.m. in the Taxation Section Executive Committee elections. Here are the newly-elected members, with terms beginning on Oct. 1, 2018.

Treasurer: Megan Tahl
At-Large Member: Darek Jarski
At-Large Member: Robert Mahon
At-Large Member: Robert McCallum

Committee Chairs

DOR Liaison Chair: Dan Jensen
Estate and Gift Tax Chair
: Mary Louden
International Tax Chair: Nick Uren
IRS Liaison Co-Chairs: Nick Nilan & Claire Taylor
Legislative Chair: Brett Durbin
Newsletter Chair: Sam Barnes
Pro Bono Chair: Emily Yamada
Scholarship Chair: Jill Fairchild
State and Local Tax Chair: Miriam Korngold
Transactional Tax Chair: Dana Romans
Website Chair: Sam Barnes
Young Lawyer Chair: Kristi Richards

Thank you to all of the candidates!


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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

Find out more about the Taxation Section's Committees.

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.