Council Info

Leadership of the Section is comprised of the Section Council and officers, including the chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and ex officio, together with nine other members elected by the Section. Appointed chairs also serve on the Section committees: Employee Benefits, Estates and Trusts, Federal Income Tax, State and Local Tax, and Young Tax Lawyers.

Officers 2022–2023

Section Liaisons

Yolanda Bennett
SBM Commissioner Liaison

Neal Nusholtz
Probate & Estate Planning Section Liaison

Robert D. Heitmeyer
IRS Area Counsel Liaison

Eric R. Skinner
IRS Area Counsel Liaison

Jeff E Kirkey
ICLE Contacts Liaison—Tax Conference

Max H. Matthies
ICLE Contacts Liaison—Tax Law Series

Matthew (Matt) Franson
ICLE Contacts Liaison—Tax Law Series

Committee Chairs & Vice Chairs

Samantha Kopacz
Employee Benefits

Buzz S. Leach
Estates & Trusts

Cody Attisha
Federal Income Tax

Samuel L. Parks
Young Tax Lawyers

Joshua D. Beard
State and Local Tax

Council Members

Erick W. Hosner—Term Expires 2023
Tax Conference—2023

Josh Bemis—Term Expires 2024
Tax Conference—2024

Eric Gregory—Term Expires 2023
Editor, Michigan Tax Lawyer

Sean H. Cook—Term Expires 2024
Strategic Planning/Membership Outreach

Nick Papasifakis—Term Expires 2023
Tax Court Luncheons & Annual Meeting

Negah McKevitt—Term Expires 2024
State/Federal Legislation Monitor and Public Policy Liaison

Evgeny (Gene) Magidenko—Term Expires 2024
Grant Program

Jennifer Watkins—Term Expires 2023
Public Communications

Christina Wease—Term Expires 2023
Pro Bono Initiative & Student Outreach

Past Chairs Advisory Group

Andrew W. MacLeod, Detroit

James H. Combs, Detroit

William C. Lentine, Bloomfield Hills

Program Facilitator

Barb Barratt, Detroit