Bar Business Taxation Section Overview

JurisdictionCalifornia,United States
CitationVol. 26 No. 4
Publication year2017
BAR BUSINESS Taxation Section Overview

Membership is open to everyone including lawyers, accountants, enrolled agents, trust officers, etc. The Section maintains two levels of membership: Regular membership for those who are admitted to the State Bar of California, and Associate membership for all others, such as lawyers admitted in other states. Joining the Section may be done through the Section's website, or by contacting Kristina Robledo, Taxation Section Coordinator at the State Bar, at (415) 538-2467 or


The Taxation Section is led by an Executive Committee comprised of three officers and fifteen members. It is supported by the chairs of the Standing Committees; in addition, a select number of government representatives and leading tax practitioners serve as advisors. Please see the Taxation Section Leadership Directory, infra, for a listing of the individuals involved. The Executive Committee typically meets four times a year to attend to Taxation Section business. Applications for appointment in September are typically due the preceding January. For more information, please contact Patrick Martin, Chair of the Section, at (619) 515-3230 or


The Taxation Section sponsors a number of Standing Committees focusing on various areas of substantive tax law, tax practice, and tax policy. The Standing Committees actively support and participate in the activities of the Taxation Section by, among other things, preparing papers for the annual Washington, D.C., Delegation, developing and presenting panels at the Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, and soliciting, drafting, or reviewing articles for the California Tax Lawyer. In addition, many Standing Committees host their own meetings, conferences, or events throughout the year. Major events sponsored by the Standing Committees include the Annual Estate & Gift Tax Conference and the Annual Income & Other Taxes Seminar. The eleven Standing Committees are:

  • Compensation and Benefits;
  • Corporate and Pass-Through Entities;
  • Estate and Gift Tax;
  • Income and Other Taxes;
  • International Tax;
  • State and Local Tax;
  • Tax Exempt Organizations;
  • Tax Policy, Practice and Legislation;
  • Tax Procedure and Litigation;
  • Women in Tax; and
  • Young Tax Lawyers.

For more information on a Standing Committee, please contact one of the committee officers listed under the Taxation Section Leadership...

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