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In the past year, WSBA Sections have sponsored approximately 70 CLE seminars and hosted multiple professional networking events around the state. Various sections offer a plethora of member benefits, including, but not limited to:

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  • Free and discounted CLEs
  • Opportunities to engage in the Washington state legislative process

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Executive committee terms begin Oct. 1, 2022, and sections accept applications for the following year in early spring. Consider applying to become a section leader!

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Updated: July 20, 2022

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 Section's 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 Taxation Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting! 

For more information about the Section and its executive committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position. 

Secretary: partial-year term ending Sept. 30, 2022.

   Megan Tahl

Treasurer: partial-year term ending Sept. 30, 2022.

   Cat Connell

Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

   Jason Harn

At-Large Members: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

   Darek Jarski

   Robert Mahon

   Sandra Veliz

CLE Co-Chairs: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

   Jason Harn

   Sophia Meglioli

Communications Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

  Jay Jetter

DOR Liaison Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

  Dan Jensen

Estate and Gift Tax Co-Chairs: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

 Cat Connell

 Reed Jones

International Tax Co-Chairs: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

  Al Mullins

  Tuan Ngo

IRS Liaison Co-Chair (IRS Office of Chief Counsel): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

  William Richard

IRS Liaison Co-Chair (Private Practice): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

  Rich Johnson

Legislative Co-Chairs: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

  Callie Castillo

  Brett Durbin

Pro Bono Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

 Jennifer Gellner

State and Local Tax Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

 Aaron Johnson

Transactional Tax Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

 Daniel Sito

Young Lawyer Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Daniel French

DEI Committee Co-Chairs: partial-year term ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Sienna Boyd 

Ellen Tung

DEI Committee Co-Chairs: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Sienna Boyd 

 Ellen Tung

Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.


Volunteer Opportunities 

If you have any questions or would otherwise like to get involved with the Pro Bono Committee, please contact Jennifer Gellner at 425-235-5535 or jennifer@gellnerlawgroup.com.


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


Executive Committee

Chair: Claire Taylor (2021-2022)

Chair-Elect: Kristi Richards (2021-2022)

Secretary: Megan Tahl (2021-2022)

Treasurer: Cat Connell (2021-2022)

Immediate Past ChairBrett Durbin (2021-2022)

At-Large Members:
Darek Jarski (2021-2022) 
Robert Mahon (2021-2022)
Sandra Veliz (2021-2022)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Lauren Boyd (2021-2022) 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Daniel French (2021-2022)

*Nonvoting member

Committee Chairs

CLE Co-ChairsJason Harn  & Sophia Meglioli  (2021-2022)

DOR Liaison ChairDan Jensen (2021-2022)

Estate and Gift Tax Co-ChairsCat ConnellReed Jones
Allison Foreman (2021-2022) 

International Tax Co-ChairsTuan Ngo & Al Mullins  (2021-2022) 

IRS Liaison Co-Chairs: William Richard (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) & Tyler Jones - (Private Practice) (2021-2022) 

Legislative Co-ChairsBrett Durbin & Callie Castillo (2021-2022) 

Communications  ChairRich Johnson  (2021–2022)

Pro Bono ChairJennifer Gellner (2021–2022) 

Scholarship ChairEric Reutter (2021–2022) 

State and Local Tax Chair: Aaron Johnson (2021–2022) 

Transactional Tax ChairDaniel SIto (2021–2022) 

Young Lawyer Committee ChairMegan Lowe (2021–2022) 

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 Claire Taylor.