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With more than 1,300 active members, the Taxation Section is a large and vibrant part of the State Bar of Michigan. The Section is made up of practitioners with diverse and dynamic practices. Moreover, because tax issues impact virtually all legal fields, we encourage all State Bar members to join the Section and participate in one or more of its seven committees. The Section's committees conduct meetings and programs throughout the year and provide Section members with opportunities to connect with other tax professionals throughout the state. Taxation Section programs include an Annual Tax Conference, which features nationally recognized speakers presenting updates of general interest, as well as more specialized breakouts to discuss more narrow tax topics. Section programs also include luncheons honoring presiding U.S. Tax Court judges with dockets in Michigan. Through our partnership with ICLE, we offer an After Hours Tax Series designed to educate members on current tax matters and developments. The Taxation Section publishes a periodical, the Michigan Tax Lawyer, that includes topical articles and scholarly works written by and for tax practitioners. The Tax Section also assists in producing the tax issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. We monitor state and federal legislation of interest to our members and provide periodic updates. We are especially proud of our outreach efforts, which include awarding grants to low income tax assistance programs across the state, and subsidizing the participation of law students and young lawyers in our programs.
Leadership of the Section is comprised of the Section Council and officers, including the chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, and ex officio, together with nine other members elected by the Section. Appointed chairs also serve on the Section committees: Business Entities; Employee Benefits, Estates, and Trusts; International Tax; Practice and Procedure; State and Local; and the Section's new Young Tax Lawyers' Committee. Information on current Council members, officers, and committee chairs, as well as details on upcoming events, can be found on this website.
If your practice includes matters that are impacted by state and local, federal, or international tax issues, you will find Taxation Section membership a benefit to you. Our members include attorneys in large and small private practices, in-house counsel, government practitioners, and attorneys in accounting firm settings. Whether you are a current Taxation Section member, or are interested in joining our section, we welcome your interest and participation.
Very truly yours,
Wayne D. Roberts
Chair, Taxation Section