Nydia Menéndez obtained her Masters in Tax Law from Georgetown University. She is a former fellow of the Council on State Taxation (“COST”), the national think-tank of state and local tax issues. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, a Masters from Fordham University, and her Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Claudia Moncarz focuses her practice in representing both US-based and foreign clients. In terms of disciplines, her practice concentrates in tax planning for businesses, pre-immigration tax planning, and representation in front of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in audit and collection matters.
Claudia Moncarz has been a frequent speaker at workshops on topics including tax planning, representation in front of the IRS, doing business in the U.S., estate planning for nonresident aliens, asset protection and estate planning for nontraditional families. She has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available
Claudia Moncarz also served as adjunct tax professor at Concordia University – Law School. She taught income taxation and corporate taxation.
Claudia Moncarz received her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Florida State University. She was awarded a Juris Doctor and an LLM in Taxation Law from the University of Florida. During her time in Gainesville, she served as graduate tax editor for the Florida Tax Review. Also, Claudia Moncarz was a research assistant for Professor Kenneth Nunn and completed an internship in Barcelona, Spain, performing comparative law works on the income tax area.
Claudia Moncarz is also fluent in Spanish.
Mariannina “Nina” Butrim is Of Counsel to the firm. She obtained her Masters in Tax Law from Boston University. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law.
Ms. Butrim practices in the areas of real estate, probate and guardianship, estate planning and corporate law.
Client Services Director
Ms. Santamaria earned her Business Administration degree from Universidad Del Istmo, in Panama. Ms. Santamaria has held various positions servicing all aspect of sales accounts for global company. After re-locating to Florida, Ms. Santamaria joined the Menendez Law Firm. Ms. Santamaria is bilingual (English and Spanish), and prides herself in providing the Firm’s clients with unsurpassed customer services. Ms. Santamaria currently manages client relations at the Firm.
In-House Audit Analyst
Ms. Marsh earned her Bachelors at Florida Atlantic University. After graduating, Ms. Marsh entered private practice before joining the Florida Department of Revenue. During her 35 year tenure with the Department, Ms. Marsh worked with all Florida taxes, focusing on Sales and Use Tax, Corporate Income Tax, and Re-Employment Tax, with various duties ranging from audits dispute resolution, including the creation and implementation of the Doubt as to Collectibility procedures, the Voluntary Disclosure procedures, review and resolution of protested tax audits and billings, and the analysis of pending legislation, as well as the final review of the Department’s implementation of tax law. After retiring from the Department, Ms. Marsh joined the Menendez Law Firm as an Audit Analyst.