Tax Section Committees and Clubs

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Bankruptcy and Losses (TAX1100)
Compliance, Practice and Procedure (TAX1300)
Consolidated Returns (TAX1400)
Corporations (TAX1500)
Cross Border Capital Markets (TAX4100)
Employee Benefits (TAX2600)
Estates and Trusts (TAX1700)
Financial Instruments (TAX1800)
"Inbound" U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers (TAX3700)
Individuals (TAX2100)
Investment Funds (TAX4200)
New York City Taxes (TAX2400)
New York State Taxes (Tax2500)

"Outbound" Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers (TAX2000)
Partnerships (TAX2800)
Pass-Through Entities (TAX2900)
Real Property (TAX3100)
Reorganizations (TAX3200)
Securitizations and Structured Finance (TAX4000)
Tax Exempt Entities (TAX3500)

Diversity (Tax4300)

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Other Committees:
contact Pat Johnson 518.487.5688 for more information if you are interested in joining the following Committees:

Cross-Border M & A
Complexity and Administrability

Spin Offs
Treaties and Intergovernmental Agreements

TAX Section Clubs

Under Ten Club

The section sponsors a “tax club” for members of the Tax Section with less than ten years of legal experience. We call it “Under 10.” The purpose of Under 10 is to bring together lawyers from various law firms, allow them to get to know each other better and offer an environment for learning more about current tax issues. In addition, we hope that attendees will become involved in the Tax Section and in reports prepared by the Section. We anticipate that Under 10 will meet quarterly on specific topics. If you are interested in joining the Under 10 club please contact Pat Johnson at or 518.487.5688.

 The Section has formalized its “Under 10” tax club for members of the Tax Section who graduated from law school less than 10 years ago. With organizational and financial support of the Tax Section, the club operates independently from the Tax Section through its own officers and meets four times per year.  The goal of the club is to serve as a source of professional development and networking for mid-level and senior associates.

See Under 10 bylaws here. 

Upcoming presentation:  

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Past presentations have included:

December 5, 2013: Tax Section Professional Development and Networking Event: Under 10  "Accounting for Uncertainty in Taxes" NYC

May 22, 2013: Tax Section Professional Development and Networking Event: Under 10  "Corporate Spin-Offs | Recent Section 355 'No-Rule' Areas" NYC

February 27, 2013: Tax Section Professional Development and Networking Event: Under 10: "Litigation of Federal Civil Tax Controversies" NYC

June 20, 2012: Tax Section Professional Development and Networking Event: Under 10  "The Building “Blocks” of PE Fund Structuring – The Use of Corporate Blockers in Private Equity Transactions" NYC

February 22, 2012: Tax Section Professional Development and Networking Event: Under 10 Topics included real life attorney client privilege/work product issues encountered in IRS controversies (war stories from the front) and structuring funding through the U.S. for an acquisition of a foreign target by a foreign acquirer.  NYC

Women in Tax Law

This section also promotes inclusion of women by organizing programs that provide for panel discussion and networking events for women. On September 11, 2012 panelists focused on a variety of different areas of tax law, discussed career paths, attaining status in the tax community, and best practices with clients.  
Panelists:  Kathleen Ferrell, Moderator (Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP), Kimberly Blanchard (Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges), Carolyn Lee (Partner, Jones Day), Erika Nijenhuis (Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP), Jodi Schwartz (Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz)

On September 22, 2011, the the panel discussion and networking breakfast for women tax lawyersfeatured panelists who have worked in federal and state government, private practice, academia, and in-house, and dealth with career paths, government service, and the importance of mentors and networking. 
Panelists: Deborah Paul, Moderator (Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Maria Jones (Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP), Annalieses Kambour (Senior VP Tax, Time Warner Inc.), Karen Gilbreath Sowell (National Tax Partner, Ernst & Young)

Comments from past Women in Tax Law participants:

I thought overall this was a wonderful event.  I would have liked for it to be longer to allow for more Q and A opportunities. 

Thanks for the excellent session last week.  The series has great promise. Thanks.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to network prior to the panel speeches.  I thought this was a better idea in some ways than networking after the speeches, since afterwards, the panel speakers often get swarmed by guests and they are difficult to talk to for that reason.  By having the women talk before the panel, it was easier to get to speak to a greater number of women.