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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 generally meets at the Belo Mansion on the first Monday of the month at noon. The next meeting will be on Monday, June 6, 2016.  William D. "Bill" Elliott of Elliott, Thomason & Gibson, LLP,  of Dallas, will present "Federal Transferee Liability Related to Estate and Gift Taxes."  A discussion of important federal cases related to the collection of taxes from third party beneficiaries and how attorneys can avoid missteps in the transfer of estate assets or gifts leading to transferee liability.  The Section has requested ethics credit for this presentation.

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, Dan Baucum at

Section Officers:

Name:  Daniel Baucum  Officer Position:  Chair    Firm: Munsch Hardt kopf & Harr PC  5oo N. Akard Street, Suite 3800, Dallas, TX  75201-6659, Business Phone:  (214) 855-7509  Email:

Name:  David C. Gair   Officer Position:  Vice- Chair  Firm: Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. Address: 1601 Elm Street, Suite 4600, Dallas, TX 75201, Business Phone: (214) 954-4135 Email:

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

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

Name: Michael Hurst Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor Firm: Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst Address: 2100 Ross Avenue, Ste. 2700, Dallas, TX 75202 Business Phone: (214) 981-3838 Email:

Section Council:

The Members of the Tax Council for 2016 are:

 - Second year of a 2-year term:

Andrew Betaque, Ernst & Young LLP, - second year of a 2-year term

Mark B. Holmes, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, - second year of a 2-year term

Tiffany Hamil, Law Office of Tiffany Hamil, - second year of a 2-year term

- First year of a 2 year term:

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

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

Mary Prosser, Texas Instruments, - first year of a 2-year term

Ex-officio member: Julie Sassenrath, Immediate Past Chair   Firm:  Winstead PC Firm Address: 500 Winstead 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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