Message from the Chair
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation. The Section provides numerous opportunities for federal tax practitioners to support and enhance their practices. Throughout each year, the Section sponsors frequent networking events through our Women in Tax Law and Young Tax Lawyers committees, as well as continuing legal education programs and webinars on cutting-edge tax issues. In addition, the Section hosts two flagship conferences in Washington, D.C. each year: the Tax Law Conference in March and the Insurance Tax Seminar in June. The 2016 Tax Law Conference featured more than 70 speakers from the federal government, including the Commissioner of the IRS, on virtually every practice area in federal tax law. The 2016 Insurance Tax Seminar was held in conjunction with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and featured discussions on a variety of federal income tax issues affecting insurance companies and their policyholders.
The Section has also been expanding beyond the Beltway, hosting networking and continuing education events in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, and St. Louis. These events often feature Q&A with a federal judge as well as networking for local tax practitioners.
If you are not already a member of the Section on Taxation, I invite you to join. While all are welcome to attend our events, there are special benefits enjoyed by our members. Not only do members receive discounted ticket prices for our events, including our well attended annual conferences, but they also receive exclusive invitations to additional programs, such as our monthly Tax Practice & Procedure Roundtable. Members also receive our semiannual newsletter, Inside Basis, which typically features in depth interviews with prominent government servants and substantive articles on timely tax topics.
If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Section, please contact us. We are always looking for people to lead our committees and organize programs. In addition, we are currently seeking authors not only for our newsletter, Inside Basis, but also for an upcoming tax-themed issue of The Federal Lawyer. If you would like to publish your article in either of these national publications please let us know.
I look forward to a productive year, and hope to see you at one of our events soon.
Christine S. Hooks
Chair, FBA Section on Taxation
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