Updated: July 23, 2021

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. 

Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Vacant

At-Large Member (three positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Darek Jarski

Robert Mahon

Sandra Veliz 

CLE Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Jason Harn

Sofia Meglioli 

Communications Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Richard Johnson 

DOR Liaison Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Dan Jenson 

Estate and Gift Tax Committee Co-Chair (three positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Cat Connell

Allison Foreman

Reed Jones

International Tax Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Alinsson Mullins

Tuan Ngo 

IRS Liaison Co-Chair - IRS Office of Chief Counsel: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

William Richard 

IRS Liaison Co-Chair - Private Practice: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Tyler Jones 

Legislative Committee Co-Chair (two positions open): one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Callie Castillo

Brett Durbin

Pro Bono Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Jennifer Gellner 

Scholarship Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Eric Reutter

State and Local Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Aaron Johnson

Transaction Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Dan Sito 

Young Lawyer Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Megan Lowe 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022.

Vacant

Questions? 
Email 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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Executive Committee

ChairBrett Durbin

Chair-ElectClaire Taylor

Secretary:  Kristi Richards

TreasurerSam Barnes  

Immediate Past President:   George Munro

At-Large Members:
Darek Jarski (2020-2021)
Robert Mahon (2020-2021)
Sandra Veliz (2020-2021)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Peter "P.J." Grabicki

Young Lawyer Liaison*: vacant

*Nonvoting member

Committee Chairs

CLE Co-ChairsJason Harn  & Sophia Meglioli 

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  ChairRich Johnson 

Pro Bono ChairJennifer Gellner

Scholarship ChairEric C. Reutter

State and Local Tax Chair: Aaron Johnson

Transactional Tax ChairDaniel SIto

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 Brett Durbin.