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Wilbur Elected to SBM Taxation Section Council

October 12, 2015

Varnum attorney Katie Wilbur was elected to the Council of the State Bar of Michigan's Taxation Section at its recent annual meeting. The council serves as the governing body of the 1,200-member section.

Wilbur is a member of Varnum's tax practice team. She focuses on federal income tax matters for both foreign and domestic clients as well as issues pertaining to employee benefits and executive compensation. Her recent activity within the Taxation Section includes serving as Chairperson for the Young Tax Lawyers Committee.

In her report to the section at its annual meeting in September, outgoing section chair Marjorie Gell credited Wilbur with leading the effort to encourage more active involvement by younger attorneys in the section.

"This past year, largely through the efforts of our Young Tax Lawyers Committee headed by Katie Wilbur, we have reached out to younger section members through social media, and networking events," Gell said. "Katie organized several events around the state, and I know she worked hard to encourage our younger members of the section to get involved."

In addition to her legal practice, Wilbur actively blogs about tax matters for startups and other businesses and on other topics that relate to her law practice. Wilbur's community involvement includes serving Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at ArtPrize, and serving as a tutor at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center.

The Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan is a dynamic, active organization offering a broad range of events and activities. Members include tax practitioners from small, medium, and large law firms; solo practices; accounting firms; corporations; government; and law schools.

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