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Tax Section

The Tax Section of the Dallas Bar Association focuses on providing monthly meetings at which speakers make presentations regarding topics of current interest in the area of tax practice for continuing legal education credit.


Upcoming Meetings

This section meets at the Belo Mansion on the first Monday of the month at noon.  Our next meeting will be held Monday, December 3rd.  Our speaker is Dan Baucum and the title of his presentation is "Carrying On About Carried Interests".  It is an overview of the new tax legislation affecting carried interests-its scope, aunansered questions and possible legislative and regulatory fixes.  

DBA Tax Section Membership Info

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Tax Section of the Dallas Bar Association, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $30.00 membership fee to: DBA 2101 Ross Ave Dallas TX, 75201 Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.


If you are a member of the DBA Tax Section and have not been receiving DBA Tax Section emails, please send an email to the Chair, Joel Crouch at

2019 Section Officers:

Chair, Mary Prosser, Texas Instruments, 12500 TI Boulevard, MS A3000, Dallas, TX 75243, 214-479-0639,

Vice Chair, Todd KeatorThompson & Knight, LLP, 1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500, Dallas, TX, 75201, 214-969-1797,

Secretary/Treasurer, Labry Welty, Greenberg Traurig, LLP,  2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 5200, Dallas, TX, 75201, 214-665-3638,

DBA Board Advisor, Jonathan Childers, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP Address: 2100 Ross Ave Ste 2700, Dallas, TX 75201, (214) 981-3800,

Section Council:

The Members of the Tax Council for 2018 are:

Nate Smithson, Jackson Walker, - second year of a 2-year term

Chris Cunningham, Elliott, Thomason & Gibson, LLP, - second year of a 2-year term

Cynthia Messersmith, Tax Division, Department of Justice, - second year of a 2-year term

Aaron Borden, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, LLP, - first year of a 2-year term

David Peck, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, - first year of a 2-year term

Preston (Trip) Dyer, Winstead PC, - first year of a 2-year term

Tax Section Bylaws

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State Bar of Texas Tax Programs


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Become a VITA Program - volunteer now! Go to the SBOT Tax Section’s website for information on training and assistance locations or contact Vicki L. Rees at (512) 499-0902 or


The Tax Court Program. The SBOT Tax Section assists pro se taxpayers during Tax Court calendar calls in Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, El Paso, and San Antonio.  Check the calendar on the SBOT Tax Section’s website for the next calendar call in your cityof choice.  In Dallas please contact Tiffany Hamil  at the Law Office of Tiffany Hamil.  Her email address is .  

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  


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