Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section

The Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Idaho State Bar offers education, training and networking opportunities to attorneys who practice in federal, state and location taxation, probate and trust law. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the second Tuesday of February, April, June, and November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

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Council Members


Eric Lynn Olsen
Echo Hawk & Olsen, PLLC
PO Box 6119
Pocatello, ID 83205
Phone: (208) 478-1624
Fax: (208) 478-1670

Vice Chairperson

Chelsea Elaine Kidney
Office of the Attorney General
450 W. State Street, 10th Floor
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-5522
Fax: (208) 334-5548


Robert Joseph Green
Kootenai Law Group, PLLC
350 E. Kathleen Avenue, Ste. 300
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 765-6555
Fax: (888) 966-0190

Past Chairperson

Kimmer W. Callahan
Callahan & Associates, Chtd.
PO Box 2226
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-2226
Phone: (208) 664-9228
Fax: (208) 664-5369

At Large Council Members

Barbara Zanzig Lock
University of Idaho, College of Law
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0051
Phone: (208) 364-6187
Fax: (208) 334-2176

Christopher J. Moore
Creason, Moore, Dokken & Geidl PLLC
PO Drawer 835
Lewiston, ID 83501-0835
Phone: (208) 743-1516
Fax: (208) 746-2231

Natasha Nassar Hazlett
Angstman Johnson
3649 N. Lakeharbor Lane
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 384-8588
Fax: (208) 353-0117

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section, please complete the Section Registration Form .PDF and return with payment of $35 to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701.


Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section By-Laws PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader
Mission Goals and Strategic Plan .PDF



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Meetings & Events


The Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the second Tuesday of February, April, June, and November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

June 9, 2015
November 10, 2015 Agenda | CLE Materials
February 9, 2016 Agenda | CLE Materials
April 12, 2016

To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance via email to Dayna Ferrero - please specify if you will be attending in-person or via telephone conference. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.


2015 Annual Estate Planning Conference (SUN VALLEY)

September 18-19, 2015
The Sun Valley Resort
1 Sun Valley Road - Sun Valley, ID
10.5 CLE credits available of which 0.5 is Ethics

Join the vast selection of speakers in beautiful Sun Valley for this year's Annual Estate Planning Conference (previously the Annual Advanced Estate Planning Seminar). Session titles include: An Economic Update presented by Steve Scranton, Washington Trust Bank; The 2% Floor - What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About IRS Section 67(e) presented by Domingo P. Such III, Perkins Coie LLP; It's All About Trust: A Trustee Panel Discussion with panel members Joseph Jones, Attorney for Idaho Department of Finance, A. Wesley Seideman, TRESCO of Idaho, Deb Moretto, US Bank, Doug Lamm, CPA Nichols Accounting Group PC, and moderator John McGown, Hawley Troxell; Keep Calm and Carry On presented by James A. Coates, Ferguson Wellman Executive V.P. and Ralph Cole, Ferguson Wellman CFA / Executive V.P. of Research; What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About Selling a Business presented by Lee B. Dillion, University of Idaho College of Law; Complex Problems, Creative Solutions: Wealth Planning in Today's Environment presented by Thomas P. Pauloski, Bernstein Global Management; Idaho Probate 101: What You Need to Know presented by Sandra L. Clapp, Sandra L. Clapp & Associates; Technical Aspects of Long-Term Care Insurance presented by Grant R. Markuson, Markuson Law Group; and Federal Tax Update presented by Mike Blackburn, Blackburn & Stoll.

For registration options, click HERE.


Meeting Minutes PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

November 10, 2015
November 12, 2015 - Practitioner Liaison Meeting
April 29, 2015 - Practitioner Liaison Meeting
February 10, 2015
November 11, 2014
May 22, 2014 – Practitioner Liaison Meeting
February 11, 2014
November 27, 2013 - Practitioner Liaison Meeting
November 12, 2013
February 12, 2013
April 10, 2012
February 14, 2012
November 16, 2011 - Practitioner Liaison Meeting
November 8, 2011
June 14, 2011
April 12, 2011
February 8, 2011

November 9, 2010
September 10, 2010
June 8, 2010
April 13, 2010
February 9, 2010

December 8, 2009

November 4, 2009 - Practitioner Liaison Meeting
October 13, 2009
September 11, 2009
June 16, 2009 - Practitioner Liaison Meeting
June 9, 2009
April 14, 2009
February 10, 2009

Newsletters .PDF

Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section Newsletter - Summer 2014
Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section Newsletter - May 2014

Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section Newsletter - December 2012
Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section Newsletter - May 2012
Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section Welcome Newsletter

Legal Resources .PDF

2011 Filing Season Letter - Idaho
IRS Updates - August 2011
Idaho Statutory Form Power of Attorney
Ted Spangler's Interview: State Tax Notes
IRS Notice - Automatic Revocation of Exemption List
IRS Operations During A Government Shutdown
Memorandum Decision and Order - March 16, 2011
Other Legal Resources


The Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section is pleased to announce a new working relationship with Trust & Estates Magazine. T&E has provided the link below for members that are interested in a discount subscription to their journal. Current subscribers will be able to take advantage of the discount rate upon the expiration of their current subscription. T&E will also be a contributing sponsor of the Tax Section's Annual Estate Planning Seminar in Sun Valley on September 9-10, 2011. For a discount subscription, select: T&E Discount Subscription


Idaho IRS Telephone Directory for Practitioners 2012
Internal Revenue Service IR-2011-33
Analyzing the 2010 Election Not to Incur the Federal Estate Tax
Form 656 Booklet Offers in Compromise 2011
Form 656-Booklet Offers in Compromise 2011 - Feedback Matrix
2011 Stakeholder Liaison Filing Season Letter
IRS Updates and News Releases
Practitioner Liaison Meeting Minutes - November 4, 2009
Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections - 2009 Report
New Developments in Idaho Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Practitioner Liaison Meeting Minutes - June 16, 2009
Interview with Rick Poplack


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