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Areas of Expertise

Tax; Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights; Energy Tax; State and Local Tax; Tax Controversy & Litigation


State & Multistate Taxation


Maria Todorova guides her clients through complex multi-state state and local tax audits and litigation, optimizing their state tax burdens through business restructurings, negotiating favorable settlements with state and local tax jurisdictions and advocating beneficial state tax policy positions. She serves as nationwide state and local tax counsel to many in the Fortune 100 and other industry-leading companies in the communications, energy, retail, technology and hospitality industries, helping clients to successfully navigate state and local tax matters across the United States, including income, franchise, excise, sales and use, communications, energy and property tax. She provides strategic advice and advocacy to clients on the full spectrum of state and local tax issues, including combined reporting, state income tax allocation and apportionment, transfer pricing, sourcing and taxability, federal and state constitutional issues and has extensive experience with industry-specific communications and energy tax issues.

Todorova handles all aspects of state and local tax litigation, including defending clients in administrative proceedings and precedent-setting judicial appeals. She helps clients plan for maximum tax efficiency in complex corporate transactions and reorganizations. Todorova stays active in the SALT community and frequently speaks on state and local tax topics in various forums including the Broadband Tax Institute, the Wireless Tax Group, the State Tax Roundtable for Utilities and Power, Telestrategies, the Tax Executives Institute’s national and regional tax conferences, the Council on State Taxation’s national and regional state tax conferences and New York University’s Institute on State and Local Taxation.

Todorova is conversant in Italian and Russian and fluent in Bulgarian.