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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,  November 6th when Bill Elliot will do a Texas Tax Legend interview with Steve Akers of Bessemer Trust.

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, David C. Gair at

Section Officers:

Name:  Joel Crouch Officer Position:  Chair  Firm: Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, LLP, Address: 901 Main Street, Suite 3700, Dallas, TX 75202, Business Phone: (214) 749-2456 Email:

Name:  Mary Prosser  Officer Position: Vice Chair  Firm: Texas Instruments, Address: 12500 TI Boulevard, MS A3000, Dallas, TX, 75243, Business Phone: 214-479-0639  Email:

Name:  TBD  Officer Position: Secretary/Treasurer  Firm:  Address:  Dallas, TX, Business Phone: 214- Email: 

Name:  David C. Gair Officer Position:  Former Chair  Firm: Gray Reed & McGraw LLP 1601 Elm Street, Suite 4600, Dallas, TX  75201, Business Phone:  (469) 320-6046  Email:

Name: Stephanie Gause Culpepper Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor Firm: ORIX USA Corp. Address: 1717 Main Street, Ste. 1100, Dallas, TX 75201 Business Phone: (214) 237-2253 Email:

Section Council:

The Members of the Tax Council for 2016 are:

 - Second year of a 2-year term:

David Coffin, David Coffin PLLC, - second year of a 2-year term

Todd D. Keator, Thompson & Knight, - second year of a 2-year term

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

- First year of a 2 year term:

Jason Freeman, Freeman Law, PLLC, - first year of a 2- year term

Ben Vesley, BDO, - first year of a 2-year term

Labry Welty, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, - first year of a 2-year term

Ex-officio member: Dan Baucum, Immediate Past Chair   Firm:  Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC Firm Address: 500 N. Akard StreetWinstead Building, 2728 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, Texas 75201 Business Phone: (214) 745-5887 Email:

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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