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Maria del Pilar Lopez is a Director in the Entertainment Group and Advisory Departments of Prager Metis CPAs, a member of Prager Metis International Group. Maria also serves as the industry leader of Latin Entertainment. She has been in the accounting profession for over 15 years.
Maria offers a full range of advisory and tax compliance services to individuals and corporations in the arts, music, and entertainment industries. Her specialties include tour accounting, tour budgeting, business management, international corporate taxation, wealth preservation, accounting complexities associated with art dealers and collectors, tax planning and consulting to high-net-worth individuals, private foundations, and not- for-profits.
She also has extensive expertise in tax treaties, U.S. withholding strategies for non-U.S. Resident individuals, and processing Central Withholding Agreements (CWAs) with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of some of the world’s most renowned foreign entertainers and athletes. Maria is fluent in Spanish and provides advisory services to foreign nationals and U.S. Citizens living abroad.
Her highly personalized and proactive approach has created long-lasting relationships with clients and colleagues. Maria works closely with her clients in the arts and entertainment industry including musicians, actors, directors, record producers, screenwriters, songwriters, music publishers, dance companies, DJs, record labels, digital services providers, production companies, models, antique dealers, art collectors, and art galleries.
Maria has served as a lecturer and noted speaker for numerous panels, including New York State Bar Association – Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section NYSBA EASL, CMJ Music Festival & Conference, Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), BIME PRO, and other educational forums.
- Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce
- New York Women in Film & Television
- Women in Music
- American Association of Independent Music
- Powerhouse Condominium-Board Member – Treasurer
- Whitney Museum of Art
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- MOMA- The Museum of Modern Art
- BA, cum laude, Accounting & Economics, Queens College of the City University of New York
- New York University, NYU Music Engagement & Music Industry Essentials- Graduate School-Currently Enrolled