Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs

ANNUAL MEETING
CHAIR
John Strohmeyer
Crady, Jewett & McCulley, LLP
2727 Allen Pkwy., Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 739-7007 
 
 
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Dan Baucum
Munsch Hardt
500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 855-7509
 
Lora G. Davis
Davis Stephenson, PLLC
100 Crescent Court, Suite 440
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 396-8802
 
Michael Threet
Haynes and Boone, LLP
2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75219
214-65-5091
 
Amanda Traphagan
Seay & Traphagan
807 Brazos St., Suite 304
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 582-0120
 
 
Jim Roberts
Glast, Phillips & Murray, PC
14801 Quorum Dr., Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75254
(972) 419-7189
CORPORATE TAX
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Jeffry M. Blair
Hunton & Williams, LLP
1445 Ross Ave., Suite 3700
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 468-3306
 
 
Kelly Rubin
Jones Day
2727 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201-1515
(241) 969-3768
 
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Mark L. Mathis
Conner & Winters, LLP
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
1700 Pacific Ave., Suite 2250
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 217-8050
 
James R. Griffin
Jackson Walker LLP
2323 Ross Avenue, Suite, Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 953-5827
Paige Brewin
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 651-5370
 
 
Justin Coddington
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 651-8204
 
(Joe) Robert Fowler
Baker Botts, LLP
910 Louisiana St.
Houston, Texas 77002-4995
(713) 229-1229
 
Sarah Fry
Associate General Counsel and
Assistant Secretary
The North American Coal Corporation
5340 Legacy Drive
Building 1, Suite 300
Plano, Texas 75024-3141
(972) 448-5475
 
 
 
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES TAX
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Crawford Moorefield
Strasburger & Price
909 Fannin St., Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 951-5629
Todd Lowther
Thompson & Knight, LLP
333 Clay St.
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 653-8667
 
 
Hersh Verma
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 651-5186
 
 
ESTATE AND GIFT TAX
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Celeste C. Lawton
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 651-5278
 
Laurel Stephenson
Davis Stephenson, PLLC
100 Crescent Ct., Suite 440
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 396-8800
Matthew S. Beard
Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins,
Crouch & Ungerman, LLP
901 Main St., Suite 3700
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 749-2450
 
Carol Warley
RSM US LLP
1400 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77056
(7130 625-3500 or (713) 625-3585
 
 
 
GENERAL TAX ISSUES
CHAIR
Prof. Bruce McGovern
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 646-2920
 
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL TAX
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
John Strohmeyer
Crady, Jewett & McCulley, LLP
2727 Allen Pkwy., Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 739-7007
 
 
Benjamin Vesely
BDO USA, LLP
700 N. Pearl St., Suite 2000
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 665-0763
 
 
Vu Le
Deloitte
2200 Ross Avenue, #1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 840-7000
 

Lee Wilson
The Wilson Firm
2002 Timberloch Pl, Suite 550A
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(281) 296-3180
 
PARTNERSHIP AND REAL ESTATE
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Nathan (“Nate”) Smithson
Jackson Walker LLP
2323 Ross Avenue, Suite, Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 953-5641
 
David J. Boudreaux, Jr.
Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC
2 Riverway, 15th Floor
Houston, Texas 77056
(832) 333-7430
 
Preston (“Trip”) Dyer, Jr.
Winstead PC
500 Winstead Building
2728 N. Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 745-5297
 
Leonora (“Lee”) S. Meyercord
Thompson & Knight LLP
1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 969-1315
 
 
 
PROPERTY TAX
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Rick Duncan
Blackwell & Duncan, PLLC
500 N. Central Expy., Suite 427
Plano, Texas 75074
(214) 380-2810
Braden Metcalf
Nichols, Jackson & Dillard, Hager & Smith, LLP
1800 Lincoln Plaza, 500 N Akard St.
Dallas, Texas 75021
(214) 736-1664
 
 
 
SOLO AND SMALL FIRM
CHAIR
Sara Giddings
P.O. Box 1825
San Angelo, TX 76903
(903) 436-2536
 
Dustin Whittenburg
Law Office of Dustin Whittenburg
4040 Broadway, Suite 450
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 826-1900
 
 
 
 
STATE AND LOCAL TAX
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Sam Megally
K&L Gates, LLP
1717 Main Street, Suite 2800
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 939-5491
Matt Hunsaker
Baker Botts, L.L.P.
2001 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 953-6828
 
Will LeDoux
K&L Gates, LLP
1717 Main Street, Suite 2800
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 939-4908
 
Stephen Long
Baker & McKenzie LLP
2001 Ross Ave., Suite 2300
Dallas, Texas 75201
 


Kirk Lyda
Jones Day
2727 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 969-5013
 
Robin Robinson
Tax Sr. Manager | Multistate Tax
Services
Deloitte Tax LLP
500 West 2nd St., Ste. 1600
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 226-4628
 
 
 
TAX CONTROVERSY
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Richard L. Hunn
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 651-5293

Mike A. Villa
Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins,
Crouch & Ungerman, LLP
901 Main Street, Suite 3700
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 749-2405
Bucky Brannen
Baker Botts LLP
2001 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201-2980
(214) 953-6619
 
 
U. Alexander Eze
Eze Law Firm
440 Cobia Dr. Suite 602
Katy, Texas 77494
(212) 847-0054
 
 
David C. Gair
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
1601 Elm Street, Suite 4600
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 954-4135

Jimmy Martens
Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich
301 Congress Ave., Suite 1950
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 542-9898 ext. 112
 
 
 
TAX-EXEMPT FINANCE
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Irina Barahona
Kemp Smith LLP
221 North Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-5205
 

Peter D. Smith
Norton Rose Fulbright
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 1100
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 536-3090
peter.smith@
 
Adam Harden
Norton Rose Fulbright
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 1100
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 536-3090
 
Brian Teaff
Bracewell LLP
711 Louisiana St., Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 221-1367
 
 
 
TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Katherine (‘Katy”) David
Strasburger & Price, LLP
2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-250-6122
 

Terri Lynn Helge
Texas A&M University
School of Law
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509
(817) 429-8050
 
 
 
Kathleen Gerber
Thompson & Knight, LLP
333 Clay St., Suite 3300
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 951-5868
GOVERNMENT SUBMISSIONS
CHAIR
Ira A. Lipstet
DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, LLP
303 Colorado, Suite 2300
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 381-8040
 
Henry Talavera
Polsinelli PC
2501 N. Harwood, Suite 1900
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 661-5538
 
Jason Freeman
Freeman Law, PLLC
2595 Dallas Parkway, Suite 420
Frisco, Texas 75034
(214) 984-3410
 
Jeffry M. Blair
Hunton & Williams LLP
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 468-3306
 
 
 
NEWSLETTER
CHAIR
Michelle Spiegel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77010
713-651-5164
 
 
 
 
TAX LAW IN A DAY
CHAIR
Lora G. Davis
Davis Stephenson, PLLC
100 Crescent Court, Suite 440
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 396-8801
 
 
 

PRO BONO
CHAIR VICE CHAIR
Elizabeth A. Copeland
Strasburger & Price, LLP
2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
(210) 250-6121
 
Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White,
Williams & Aughtry, LLP
1200 Smith Street, 14th Floor
Houston, Texas 78205
(713) 654-9679
Jaime Vasquez
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White,
Williams & Aughtry, LLP
112 East Pecan Street, St 1450
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 507-6508
 
Tiffany Hamil
Law office of Tiffany Hamil
6440 N. Central Expressway
Turley Law Center 316
Dallas, Texas 75206
(214) 369-0909
 
Rachael Rubenstein
Strasburger & Price, LLP
2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-250-6006
 
 
 
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
CHAIR
Robert C. Morris
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 651-8404

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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