The Tax Section’s Nominating Committee has nominated William R. Lane, Jr., of St. Petersburg to serve as the 2015-16 chair-elect.
Lane is a member of the section’s Directors Committee and has previously served as co-director of the Tax Section’s Long Range Planning Committee, Federal Tax Division, and Education Division.
The Tax Section bylaws provide that petitions setting forth the names of other nominees for the office of chair-elect may be made by any 10 members of the section. Those petitions must be filed with Tax Section Secretary D. Michael O’Leary no later than September 15 to allow inclusion on the written ballot.
Nominations for the office of chair-elect will not be permitted unless the nominations have been made by September 15 and in the manner described in Article III, Section 2 (a) and (b) of the Tax Section bylaws. If there is only one nomination for the office of chair-elect, that nominee will become chair-elect.
The term of office of the chair-elect runs concurrently with that of the chair and begins on July 1 after the section’s annual meeting at which the chair-elect is elected and ends on the succeeding June 30, when the chair-elect automatically assumes the office of chair.
Lane is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a member of the executive council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. Lane is a partner in the Tampa office of Holland & Knight.