Criteria: Article VI, Section 6(c)Membership of the new tax lawyers committee will include all regular and affiliate members of the section who have not attained the age of 36 at the beginning of the fiscal year of the section. In addition, any regular or affiliate member of the section who has not practiced tax law for more than 10 years at the beginning of the fiscal year of the section, regardless of age, will be a member of the new tax lawyers committee All members of the new tax lawyers committee will be entitled to the rights and privileges of such membership for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Welcome New Tax Lawyer!

On behalf of The Florida Bar Tax Section, Scott and I, as Co-Chairs of the New Tax Lawyers Committee, welcome you to our committee!  We invite and encourage you to join the Tax Section and the New Tax Lawyers Committee this year.  We have had many career-building experiences through the New Tax Lawyers Committee and with the Tax Section as a whole, and we believe your involvement will provide you with similar rewarding experiences and opportunities.

This year, our primary goals for the New Tax Lawyers Committee are to provide learning and business development opportunities to new tax lawyers and connect with the diverse tax lawyers across the state to develop the next generation of leaders of the Tax Section.

The New Tax Lawyers Committee also provides new tax lawyers the opportunity to work on exciting Tax Section projects, including drafting amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, commenting on proposed regulations, and submitting comments to notices issued by the Internal Revenue Service.  Additionally, all members of the New Tax Lawyers Committee can sign up for tax CLEs to further their legal knowledge.

Locally, the New Tax Lawyers Committee also hosts formal presentations on technical tax issues and business development to more casual social gatherings to provide networking opportunities for our members.  Your participation in these events will help you cultivate your technical skills and expand your professional network. 

Every year, The Florida Bar Tax Section has three meetings.  During each of those meetings, the New Tax Lawyers Committee hosts meetings and events for its members.  The first meeting is our Organizational Meeting which is held every year on July 4th weekend at the Omni Amelia Island Resort.  This year, our Fall Meeting will be held at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, and our Annual Meeting and Tax Attorney of the Year Dinner will be held at The DonCesar in St. Pete Beach, Florida. 

At each of these meetings, we plan events to introduce our members to the tax section, such as happy hours and family fun for those attending meetings with their spouses and children.  If you’re planning to attend any tax section meeting, please contact either of us to let us know you are coming!  We’d love to meet you and introduce you to the other Tax Section members.

Welcome to the New Tax Lawyers Committee!

Brittany E. Cobb and Scott St Amand, Co-Directors, New Tax Lawyers Committee

Fellowship Program

Fellowships are awarded to new tax lawyers who are members of the Tax Section to provide an annual financial subsidy of up to $2,500 to attend Tax Section meetings and events.  Please see the links below for more information regarding the Fellowship Program and the application.

Fellowship Application

Scholarship Program

Scholarships to defray tuition expense for The Florida Bar Tax Section programs are available upon application on a program-by-program, case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to public interest lawyers, solo or small firm practitioners of limited means, and unemployed attorneys. To request a scholarship for a Florida Bar Tax Section program, please complete the form below and email the completed form to Program Administrator, Sheridan Hughes, shughes@floridabar.org. Please submit a completed application at least three week prior to the first day of the program. Please allow two weeks for a response.

Scholarship Application

Opportunities for New Lawyers

  • Contact Lisa K. Gallagher to submit an article to the Tax Section Bulletin
  • Contact  Alain Roman if you are interested in speaking during one of our phone CLEs.
  • Contact Thomas Treece or  Michael Wilson to inquire about being paired with a veteran attorney to present in connection with a live CLE presentation.

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