Joanne M. Garvey

Phone415.774.3159

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Employee Benefits
 
University University of California, Berkeley, A.B., with honors, 1956 Phi Beta Kappa; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1957
 
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1961 California Law Review, Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1962, California
 
Memberships 

Memberships

•Former Governor, California State Delegate and various committee chairs, American Bar Association

•Former Vice President and Member of Board of Governors, State Bar of California

•Former Chair, Continuing Education of the Bar

•Former President, Bar Association of San Francisco

•fellow, American Bar Foundation

•American Law Institute

•Founder, California Women Lawyers

 
Biography

Joanne Garvey is a partner in the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Garvey specializes in issues of state and local taxation. She has represented clients in the United States Supreme Court, at all levels of the California court system, and at administrative proceedings within and without California. Ms. Garvey argued Barclays Bank v. Franchise Tax Board before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also been involved in numerous tax and business transactions, nationally and internationally, and planning for both domestic and foreign clients. In addition to representing clients in controversies with state and local taxing authorities, Ms. Garvey has also assisted in preparing testimony for clients on both state and federal levels on matters of legislation and regulation as well as testifying at numerous legislative and regulatory hearings on such matters, including the hearings under U.S.-U.K. Tax Treaty, before the working group for the Presidential Commission on the Unitary tax, and on the California water's edge legislation. Ms. Garvey has also written several amicus curiae briefs in the United States Supreme Court on issues of state taxes. She is the author of the Tax Management Portfolio Income Taxes: California Water's Edge Unitary Legislation and is a member of the BNA Multistate Tax Advisory Board. She is also a frequent speaker on state tax matters before business groups including the Tax Executives Institute, the Committee on State Taxation, the High Tech Institute and the California Tax Policy Conference.

Ms. Garvey is the first recipient of the State Bar Taxation Section's "Joanne M. Garvey Award" for lifetime achievement, as well as numerous awards and commendations for professional and community service. Most recently she has served in both the American Bar and the California Supreme Court commissions on rules for Multijurisdictional Practice. She is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Best Lawyers in America. In 2007 she received an American Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003, Ms. Garvey was awarded the prestigious "Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award" by the American Bar Association, an award that honors outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for others. She also received the "2003 Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Tax Law" from BNA Tax Management.

Honors

• Women Leaders In The Law, The Recorder, 2011

• Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2012-2014

Memberships

• Former Governor, California State Delegate and various committee chairs, American Bar Association

• Former Vice President and Member of Board of Governors, State Bar of California

• Former Chair, Continuing Education of the Bar

• Former President, Bar Association of San Francisco

• American Bar Foundation (Fellow)

• American Law Institute

• Founder, California Women Lawyers

 
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Joanne M. Garvey

Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111




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