Updated: May 15, 2020

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 bar to join the Taxation Section.

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Section Executive Committee Elections

The Taxation Section is conducting elections for open positions on the executive committee. Voting will begin in June 2020.

The following positions are on the ballot this year. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2020. 

  • Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • At-Large Member (three positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021. 
  • CLE Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Communications Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • DOR Liaison Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Estate & Gift Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • International Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • IRS Liaison Co-Chair (IRS Office of the Chief Counsel): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • IRS Liaison Co-Chair (Private Practice): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Legislative Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Pro Bono Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Scholarship Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • State & Local Tax Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Transactional Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Young Lawyers Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021. 

Questions?

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

 


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


Executive Committee

ChairGeorge Munro

Chair-ElectBrett Durbin

Secretary:  Claire Taylor

TreasurerRich Johnson

Immediate Past PresidentRich Johnson

At-Large Members:
Darek Jarski (2019-2020)
Robert Mahon (2019-2020)
Sandra Veliz (2019-2020)

Board of Governors Liaison: P.J. Grabicki*

Young Lawyer Liaison: Jason Harn* (2019-2020)

*Non-voting member

Committee Chairs

CLE ChairAlison Warden

DOR Liaison ChairDan Jensen

Estate and Gift Tax ChairMary Louden

International Tax ChairNick Uren

IRS Liaison Co-Chairs: William Richard (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) & Jennifer Gellner (Private Practice)

Legislative ChairBrett Durbin

Communications  ChairSam Barnes

Pro Bono ChairKristi Richards

Scholarship ChairJill Fairchild

State and Local Tax Co-ChairArcadia Corbett & Tyler Winterton

Transactional Tax ChairDana Romans

Young Lawyer Committee ChairMegan Lowe

Learn more about the 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.


Join Our List Serve

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 George Munro.