A member of Baker McKenzie LLP’s Tax Group in the New York office, Maria advises multinational companies on a full range of state and local tax matters, including tax controversy and litigation. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Maria was a partner at an international law firm, where she concentrated on state and local tax matters. In addition, she was previously a manager of multistate tax services at a Big Four accounting firm, advising individual and corporate clients on a variety of state and local tax issues. Maria has also served as an adjunct professor of law at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she taught a course on state and local tax. Maria focuses her practice on various state and local tax matters, including corporate income/franchise tax, sales and use tax, and property tax. She advises businesses and individuals on state and local tax planning and in all aspects of litigation matters, representing clients at every stage of state and local tax disputes, including the audit, administrative appeal, state trial court, and state appellate and supreme court stages.