Joan focuses her practice on federal and international income tax. Joan helps clients navigate the tax aspects of their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and counsels clients on corporate taxation and finance. She is particularly experienced in the life sciences industry and in handling the tax implications of cross-border operations.
Joan has more than 40 years of experience and is known for her ability to help clients understand the most complex tax matters. Her approach is to enable her clients to make better-informed decisions by providing objective and thorough analysis of the issues and possible outcomes.
Joan is chair-elect of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, past president of the American College of Tax Counsel, and is a member of the advisory committee for the George Washington/IRS International Tax Institute. She is a past member of the executive committee of the U.S. Branch of the International Fiscal Association.
Before entering private practice, Joan was vice president and associate general tax counsel for Citicorp, a full-time faculty member at Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, and an international tax consultant to KPMG Peat Marwick in its national office.