Joseph X. Donovan
Joe Donovan is Of Counsel at Fauver Co., LPA, specializing in state and local taxes, with an emphasis on Massachusetts tax controversies. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Cornell University and also holds a J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School. Before joining Fauver, he practiced for 14 years in a large Boston-based law firm. Mr. Donovan also has held various positions in the state tax consulting practice of Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP and its predecessor firm Coopers & Lybrand, including leader of its northeast region state tax practice. He also served, from 2003 - 2006, as Deputy General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, where he was responsible for overseeing tax litigation, the drafting of public written statements, and the drafting of amendments to the Massachusetts tax laws.
Mr. Donovan is the author of the Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax Manual and co-author, with J. Gary Dean, of the BNA Multistate Tax Portfolio on Formulary Apportionment Methods. He has been an adjunct faculty member in tax programs at Suffolk University, Northeastern University and New York University.
In April 2007, Mr. Donovan was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to a special commission charged with studying Massachusetts corporate taxation. He has been a Trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the New England State and Local Tax Institute, and a director and Treasurer of the Science Club for Girls, a charity focused on getting girls in underserved communities interested in STEM careers.
In his leisure time, Mr. Donovan enjoys spending time with his two grown children and his granddaughter and indulging in various pastimes including boating, rudimental percussion and creative writing.