Ms. Yoo has extensive experience in a broad range of legal issues related to state and local taxation, including property tax, transfer tax, business tax, sales and use tax, corporate officer’s liability and tax exemptions. She is involved in all aspects of tax litigation, including discovery, negotiation, settlement and motion practice. She has appeared before and made successful arguments to the judges of the New Jersey Tax Court, New York State Supreme Court and before county boards of taxation in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, District of Columbia and Arizona. In addition, she has been involved in tax appeals in numerous states, including Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.
Her background includes representing commercial, industrial and residential clients in their tax appeals.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Yoo clerked for Presiding Judge Jack L. Van Coevering of the Michigan Tax Tribunal, retired, and for Presiding Judge Joseph C. Small of the New Jersey Tax Court, retired.
She is admitted to the Bars of New Jersey and New York. Maria is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Ms. Yoo received her LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center and was a Member of the Tax Council. She earned a J.D., cum laude, with a concentration in Business Transactions from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and served as Associate Editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Journal. She received a B.A. from Fordham University. Ms. Yoo is bilingual and is fluent in English and Korean.
Maria resides in Queens, New York.