April 7, 2023

Maria also loves exploring the hiking trails of the Pacific Northwest and spending time outside in her garden. When indoors, you can catch Maria watching a Netflix documentary or reading a James Clavell series.

As a member of the state and local tax group, Maria brings many years of tax experience on multistate income franchise and sales tax. Her expertise spreads over a multitude of entity types and industries, making her a fountain of knowledge for her clients.

Practice Emphasis

  • Multistate income/franchise tax compliance and consulting
  • Nexus analysis and sourcing determinations
  • Voluntary Disclosure Agreement
  • Multistate tax risk mitigation
  • State sales and use tax taxability and nexus consulting

Proven Results

  • Manages large state and local tax return preparation engagements for various industries.
  • Assists in overall tax reviews for clients to reduce multistate income and franchise taxes.
  • Advises companies on issues related to nexus, structuring, and tax reporting obligations.
  • Reviews apportionment and allocation methods for clients in service industries and advises on appropriate methods.
  • Provides audit defense and tax controversy services related to state tax audits, including assisting clients in resolving issues arising from state tax assessments and related appeals proceedings.
  • Supports taxpayers in managing risk profile related to multistate sales tax and income taxes.
  • Manages multistate voluntary disclosure agreements for sales and income taxes.


  • Florida Atlantic University, Master’s in Taxation
  • Florida Atlantic University, BS in Accounting


  • Washington State Society of CPAs, Member
  • AICPA, Member