Maria-Soledad Otero

Maria began her career in the International Assignment Services department of a Big Four accounting firm in Switzerland, consulting with individuals required to deal with multiple taxing jurisdictions. At first in Lausanne and, beginning in 2004, in Los Angeles, Maria worked with a broad range of clients including corporate executives on international assignments, multinational high net worth individuals and families, business owners and investors. In August 2006, she moved to a well-known national firm of certified public accountants, with her practice concentrated on cross-border tax planning and compliance.

Maria joined Karlin & Peebles, LLP in 2011 and became a partner in 2018.  She advises on a broad range of international tax and estate planning matters, working with both individuals and families with cross-border businesses and investments as well as corporate clients seeking to optimize their worldwide effective tax rate and to reduce foreign taxes through tax-efficient financing, efficient cash management, repatriation of earnings to the U.S. and transfer pricing analyses.


Bar Admissions:

  • California

Professional Experience:

  • 2011 to date Senior Associate, Karlin & Peebles, LLP, Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2006 to 2011 Senior Manager (International Tax), Moss Adams, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2005 to 2006 Senior Associate (International Tax), Deloitte, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004 to 2005 Senior Associate (International Tax), PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 to 2004 Senior Associate (International Tax), PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • Member of the California Bar, 2013
  • Southwestern University School of Law, L.L.M., 2013
  • University of Southern California – Master of Business Taxation, 2011
  • University of Southern California – Master of Business Administration, 2008
  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland – Faculty of Law – Master of Law, 2000


  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese.