Standing Committees

Taxation Section members can Join a Standing Committee.

For more information about individual committees, see Committees or contact the Chairs. 

Compensation and Benefits

Chair: Alison Fay, Irvine
Vice Chair: Michelle McCarthy, Los Angeles
Secretary: Brian Holmen, Los Angeles
Education Chair: Wendy Gilligan, Folsom

Corporate and Pass-Through Entities

Chair: Gregory A. Zbylut, Pasadena
First Vice-Chair: Laura Buckley, San Diego
Second Vice-Chair: Rachel Devenow, Los Angeles
Third Vice-Chair: N. Aaron Johnson, Sacramento
Immediate Past Chair: Stephen J. Turanchik, Los Angeles

Estate and Gift Tax

Chair: Wayne R. Johnson, Los Angeles
Education Co- Chair: Alison Merino, San Jose
Education Co-Chair: Jason R. Schingler, Solana Beach
Publications Chair: Stephanie Hood, San Francisco
Advisor: Donna Herbert, Thousand Oaks
Advisor: Kyle Martin, Oakland
At Large: Robin L. Klomparens, Mather
Immediate Past Chair: Janet Z. Chediak, Sacramento

Income and Other Taxes

Chair: Jared Werner, San Diego
First Vice Chair (Chair Elect): Shane Hofeling, Rancho Cordova
Second Vice Chair (Secretary): Lisa O. Nelson, Santa Ana
Education Chair: Jenni Harmon, Mather
Immediate Chair: Jordan A. Lui, Mather

International Tax

Chair: Eric Swenson, San Diego
First Vice-Chair: Brandon Boyle, Washington, DC
Second Vice-Chair: Michelle D. Han, San Diego
Third Vice-Chair:  Raul Villarreal-Garza, San Diego
Immediate Past Chair: J.P. Harbour, San Francisco

State and Local Tax

Chair: Michael Lebeau, Los Angeles
Vice Chair: Scott Ewing, Sacramento
Secretary: Jaclyn Appleby, Sacramento
Education: Mike Shaikh, Los Angeles
Membership Outreach:  Ryan Austin, Los Angeles

Tax-Exempt Organizations

Co-Chair: Matt Clausen, San Francisco
Co-Chair: Jorge Lopez, San Francisco
First Vice Chair: Alyssa Snyder, San Francisco
Second Vice Chair: Shirley McLaughlin, San Francisco

Tax Policy, Practice and Legislation

Chair: Ciro Immordino, Sacramento
First Vice Chair: Roger Royse, Palo Alto
Second Vice Chair: Sanford Millar, Los Angeles
Education Chair: Annette Nellen, San Jose

Tax Procedure and Litigation

Chair: Courtney Hopley, San Francisco
Vice Chair: Carolyn Lee, San Francisco
Secretary:  Kevan P. McLaughlin, San Diego
Journal Editor: Aubrey Hone, San Francisco
Immediate Past Chair: Joseph P. Wilson, Newport Beach

Young Tax Lawyers

Chair: Laura Buckley, San Diego
Chair Elect: Kevan McLaughlin, San Diego
Publications Chair: Carolyn Lee, San Francisco
Education Chair: Christina Harper, Los Angeles
Immediate Past Chair: Michael P. Varela, San Jose

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