Roy Crawford, a former law partner of the late pioneering state and local tax practitioner Joanne Garvey, described her professionalism, skill, and wit. "I knew Joanne as a state tax lawyer and friend," Mr. Crawford said. "She was a fearsome advocate -- no one could enjoy being on the other side of an issue or argument. She was brilliant, well prepared, endlessly creative, and forceful. But at the same time she maintained a sense of balance and reality."