Updated: July 16, 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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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!


Below are the results of the Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting! 

For more information about the Section and its executive committee roles, please read the Section's bylaws. Candidates listed in alphabetical order by position.

Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

 Sam Barnes

Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Kristi RIchards

At-Large Member (three positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021. 

Darek Jarski

Bob Mahon

Sandra Veliz

CLE Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Jason Harn

Alison Warden

Communications Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Richard Johnson

DOR Liaison Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Dan Jensen

Estate & Gift Tax Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Cat Connell

Reed Jones

International Tax Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Tuan Ngo

Alinsson Mullins

IRS Liaison Co-Chair (IRS Office of the Chief Counsel): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

William Richard

IRS Liaison Co-Chair (Private Practice): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Tyler Jones

Legislative Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Brett Durbin

Pro Bono Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Jennifer Gellner

Scholarship Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Jill Fairchild

State & Local Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Aaron Johnson

Transactional Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Dana Romans

Young Lawyer Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021. 

Megan Lowe

Questions?

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


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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 Interim Co-ChairsCat Connell & Reed Jones

International Tax Interim Co-ChairsTuan Ngo & Al Mullins

IRS Liaison Co-Chairs: William Richard (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) & Tyler Jones - Interim (Private Practice)

Legislative ChairBrett Durbin

Communications  ChairSam Barnes

Pro Bono ChairKristi Richards

Scholarship ChairJill Fairchild

State and Local Tax Chair: Aaron Johnson

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.