MoveMakers & NewsMakers May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019 - See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
St. Louis Area
Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that Sara G. Neill, shareholder and chair of the firm's tax controversy and litigation practice group, has been elected president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis ("BAMSL").
BAMSL is a 145-year-old voluntary bar association, with approximately 7,000 members. It hosts over 300 events each year and engages in community projects such as Motion for Kids, St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger, and the annual Mock Trial Competition. Neill will be sworn in as president on May 2, during the annual Law Day Celebration and Annual Meeting.
Neill represents individuals and businesses in federal and state tax controversy and in litigation matters involving the IRS, Missouri Department of Revenue, and U.S. Department of Justice.
Neill has been actively involved in BAMSL for several years. She previously served as treasurer and vice president, and currently serves as president-elect. Neill has chaired the Taxation Section, Bench and Bar Conference Committee, and Finance Committee, and she has been an active participant in the St. Louis Attorney's Against Hunger project.
In addition to BAMSL, Neill is involved in other legal organizations. She routinely lectures at meetings of the ABA's Taxation Section, and she currently serves as co-chair of the Subcommittee on Important Developments - Criminal Penalties for the Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee. In 2016, she was elected to a five-year term to the Appointments to the Tax Court Committee, which is charged with reviewing the eligibility of United States Tax Court nominees and reappointments.
Neill recently joined the board of directors of The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company and currently serves as secretary of the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's White Collar Criminal Defense Association. She is a member of the St. Louis County Bar Association, Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, and The Lawyers Association of St. Louis.
Neill is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a prestigious association reserved for an elite group of lawyers in recognition of their contributions to the field of tax law. She is an adjunct professor of law in Washington University Law School's Tax LL.M. program where she co-teaches a course on tax fraud prosecutions.
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