Updated: Sept. 25, 2023

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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The Taxation Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about the section, their upcoming events and offerings, as well as information about the sections executive committee.

Upcoming Programs

Volunteer Opportunities

Taxation Section CLE Slide Decks

Newsletters

Executive Committee

Committee Chairs



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, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Alinsson A. Sierra

At-Large Member: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Darek Jarski

Robert Mahon

Sandra Veliz

CLE Committee Co-Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Jason Harn

Sofia Meglioli

Communications Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

John Jetter

DEI Committee Co-Chair: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2023.

        Jessica Bejerea

DEI Committee Co-Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Jessica Bejerea

Ellen Tung

DOR Liaison Co-Chair: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Kimberly Anderson

Tina Poley

DOR Liaison Co-Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Kimberly Anderson

Tina Poley

Estate & Gift Tax Committee Co-Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Cat Connell

Reed Jones

International Tax Committee Co-Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Alinsson A. Sierra

IRS Liaison Co-Chair – IRS Office of Chief Counsel: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Logan Westerman

IRS Liaison Co-Chair – Private Practice: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Richard Johnson

Legislative Committee Co-Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Callie Castillo

Brett Durbin

Pro Bono Committee Chair: remainder of current term ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Darin T. Jensen

Pro Bono Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Darin T. Jensen

Scholarship Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Jennifer Gellner

State & Local Tax Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Aaron Johnson

Transactional Tax Committee Co-Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Daniel Sito

Young Lawyer Committee Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Daniel French

Questions? Email sections@wsba.org.


Upcoming Programs

Check back here for the latest on programs and offerings from the Taxation Section.

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Volunteer Opportunities 

If you have any questions or would otherwise like to get involved with the Pro Bono Committee, please contact Darin Jensen at 206-624-1230 ext. 175 or jensen@lasher.com.

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Taxation Section CLE Slide Decks

Find the most recent CLE slide decks from the Taxation Section.

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Newsletters

Winter 2017-2018  │   Spring 2017  │   Winter 2016-2017

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

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Executive Committee

ChairKristi Richards (2022-2023)

Chair-ElectMegan Tahl (2022-2023)

Secretary: Cat Connell (2022-2023)

Treasurer: Jason Harn (2022-2023)

Immediate Past Chair: Claire Taylor (2022-2023)

*Nonvoting member

At-Large Members

Darek Jarski (2022-2023)
Robert Mahon (2022-2023)
Sandra Veliz (2022-2023)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Nam Nguyen (2022-2023) and  Brent Williams-Ruth (2022-2023)

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Aimee Miller (2022–2023) 

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Committee Chairs

CLE Co-ChairsJason Harn & Sofia Meglioli  (2022-2023)

Communications ChairJohn Jetter (2022–2023)

DEI Committee Co-Chairs: Ellen Tung &  Jessica Bejerea (2022-2023) 

DOR Liaison Co-Chair: Kimberly Anderson & Tina Poley (2022-2023) 

Estate and Gift Tax Co-ChairsCat Connell & Reed Jones (2022-2023) 

International Tax Co-ChairsTuan NgoAl Sierra (2022-2023) 

IRS Liaison Co-ChairsLogan Westerman (IRS Office of Chief Counsel) & Richard Johnson (Private Practice) (2022-2023) 

Legislative Co-ChairsBrett Durbin &  Callie Castillo (2022-2023)

Pro Bono Chair: Darin Jensen (2022–2023)

Scholarship Chair: Jennifer Gellner (2022–2023) 

State and Local Tax Chair: Aaron Johnson (2022–2023) 

Transactional Tax ChairDaniel Sito (2022–2023) 

Young Lawyer Committee Chair: Daniel French (2022-2023)

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 Kristi Richards.

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