Section of the Year: Taxation

By Tracy Schorn

June 2, 2017

The D.C. Bar Taxation Section will be honored as Section of the Year at the upcoming Celebration of Leadership: D.C. Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting on June 14 at the Mayflower Hotel.

Layla J. Asali

The Taxation Section, chaired by Layla J. Asali, member at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, and vice chaired by Michael J. Caballero, partner at Covington & Burling LLP, is recognized for its impressive programming content and its strong organization of subcommittees. 

"Thank you to the D.C. Bar for recognizing the accomplishments of the Tax Section this year! All credit goes to our volunteers who put their expertise and professional networks to work in planning programs that keep the D.C. tax community informed about the latest developments in our constantly changing field," said Asali.  

As one of the largest sections with 1,700 members, the Taxation Section offered 63 programs on subjects as diverse as various specialty areas of tax law, corporate tax, employee benefits, estate planning, exempt organizations, financial products, international tax, new tax practitioners, pass-throughs and real estate, state and local taxes, and tax audits and litigation.

Michael J. CaballeroThe Taxation Section also engaged its members through D.C. Practice Manual updates and provided assistance to the community with pro bono activities, including donating to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and the Youth Law Fair. Section leadership also recently became involved in authoring public statements on tax legislation. On June 29, 2016 the section filed Comments on Proposed Treasury Regulations Issued Under Section 385 of the IRS code.

The Taxation Section exemplifies professional service to its members with stellar fiscal management that one would expect from tax experts and a robust programming operation.

Don't miss out on a great evening recognizing the outstanding leaders and projects of the last year. Register today to join us at the Celebration of Leadership!