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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


DBA Tax Section Membership Info

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Tax Section of the Dallas Bar Association, please send a letter of request and a $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 membership department at the Dallas Bar.

Update Speeches

If you have a very short (2 to 5 minutes) presenation and a paper on new developments, please contact one of the officers or coucil members below.  We would like to have you give your presentation at the beginning of one of our meetings.


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, Louise Hytken at

Section Officers:

The Officers for the Tax Section for 2014 are:

Name: Louise Hytken, Officer Position: Chair Firm: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax Div., 717 N. Harwood, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75201 Business Phone: (972) 214 880-9725 Email:

Name: Julie Sassenrath Officer Position:  Vice-Chair  Firm:  Winstead PC Firm Address: 500 Winstead Building, 2728 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, Texas 75201 Business Phone: (214) 745-5887 Email:

Name: Officer Position:  Daniel Baucum Secretary-Treasurer Firm: Cantey Hanger, L.L.P. Address: 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 3330, Dallas, TX 75201, Business Phone: (214) 978-4137 Email:


Name: Michele Wong Krause Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor Firm: Wong Krause & Associates Address: 5646 Milton, Suite 640, Dallas, TX 75206 Business Phone: (214) 373-6565 Email:

Section Council:

The Members of the Tax Council for 2014 are:

Alex Nakos, malouf lynch jackson & swinson, - second year of a two-year term

David Gair, Looper, Reed & McGraw, PC, - second year of a 2-year term

Robert D. "Bob" - second year of a 2-year term

Joel Crouch, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouoch & Ungerman, LLP, - first year of 2-year term

Alexander McGeoch, Hunton & Williams, - first year of 2-year term

Amy Stowe, Amy Stowe - first year of 2-year term

Ex-officio member: Christine Robinson Officer Position: former chair Firm: JCPenney Firm Address: 6501 Legacy Dr., Plano, TX 75024-3698 Business Phone: (972) 431-2105 Email:

Tax Section Bylaws

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State Bar of Texas 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 city and contact our Pro Bono Chair Bob Probasco at 214-969-1503 or to assist.



Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage (coming soon)

Attachment Size
oil__gas_tax__slides_for_dba_-_sep_8_2014.pdf 350.9 KB
hobby_loss_and_passive_activity_limitations--mary_wood.ppt 2.25 MB
recent_developments_prof_ira_shepard_june_4_2012.pdf 1.23 MB
individual_taxes_in_bankruptcy_by_david_adams_and_leo_cary.pdf 3.67 MB
e-lititigation_by_chris_egan_-_august_6_2012.pdf 3.1 MB
how_much_tax_is_in_that_opinion_-_joseph_erwin_-_dba_tax_9-4-2012.pdf 1.45 MB
procedural_issues_in_irs_partnership_audits_and_tax_litigation.pdf 723.69 KB
hot_topics_in_texas_llcs_-_avoiding_drafting_pitfalls_-_prof_miller.pdf 1.58 MB
tax_section--recent_developments_in_federal_income_taxation_--may_2014_prof._mcgovern.pdf 1.35 MB
dba_tax_sec._texas_tax_update__dec._2013.pdf 498.09 KB


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