Taxation Executive Committee

The executive committee has responsibility for a wide variety of activities, including the quarterly publication of the California Tax Lawyer, and presentations and programs at the:

  • Tax Section Annual Meeting and California Tax Policy Conference;
  • State Bar Annual Meeting; 
  • Eagles Lodge West conference program;
  • Annual Income Tax Seminar;
  • Annual Estate and Gift Tax Seminar; and.
  • Washington D.C. and Sacramento Delegations, where academic papers are presented to high-level officials of tax agencies and to legislative staff.

The executive committee oversees several sub-committees, including:

  • compensation and benefits;
  • corporate and pass-through entities;
  • estate and gift tax;
  • exempt organizations;
  • income and other tax;
  • international tax;
  • state and local tax;
  • tax policy, practice and legislation;     
  • young tax lawyers.

The committee seeks applications from active tax lawyers who have a demonstrated commitment to professional and public service from diverse geographic, ethnic and practice backgrounds, who can serve as role models for our membership, and who have a minimum of five years of experience working in a tax-related profession prior to appointment consideration. Section participation is also a factor considered in the appointment review. 

Committee communications are conducted electronically. The committee holds quarterly two-day meetings, depending on the roles assigned.Tax professionals throughout California who can meet these requirements and make the time commitment are encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding the section requirements or how to become more involved in the section, please contact the section's staff administrator or chair.

  • Expected 2017-18 vacancies: 5
  • Meetings per year: 4 (four multi-day meetings)
  • 2016-17 Chair: Betty Williams, Sacramento
  • Staff contact: Ellen Louie 415-538-2549

Deadline for 2017 applications: March 6, 2017

2017-18 terms begin: Conclusion of 2017 State Bar Annual Meeting (September 22, 2017)