Joanne Faycurry


Schiff Hardin, LLP

Joanne B. Faycurry has over 20 years of experience and expertise in a broad range of state and local taxation matters, including tax planning and controversy work. Her state tax practice focuses on controversy/litigation work as well as state tax planning with respect to all state-levied taxes, including the repealed Single Business Tax (SBT), the Michigan Business Tax, sales, use and withholding taxes, and individual income taxes. Her local property tax practice focuses on real and personal property tax valuation/assessment disputes, exemption claims and special assessment disputes.

“Here’s what my clients can expect from me: dedication to their business success; watching out for their short- and long-term best interests; 24/7 accessibility and a fearless litigator.”

As the leader of the firm’s State and Local Tax Group, Joanne concentrates her practice before the Michigan Tax Tribunal, Court of Claims, Circuit Courts and State Appellate Courts. Her thorough knowledge of valuation principles has proven to be a tremendous advantage in cross-examining opponents’ valuation/appraisal experts and in presenting her clients’ valuation cases in real and personal property tax appeals.

In more than two decades of practicing law, Joanne has represented a wide array of clients, from “Ma and Pa” local business owners to Fortune 500 companies and just about everything in between. She has assisted her clients in obtaining considerable tax refunds and/or tax savings over the years with respect to nearly every state and local tax levied in Michigan, including real and/or personal property taxes, sales, use and withholding taxes, individual income taxes, the single business tax, the corporate income tax, and so forth.