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Maria Pemstein

Maria Pemstein



Westwood, CA

Maria Pemstein has been with Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP since 1990. She specializes in payroll compliance audits for large multi-employer trust funds in the entertainment industry, working primarily with television and theatrical production companies, as well as networks, in the Los Angeles and New York areas. Maria also has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and training of compliance audit programs, with an emphasis in computer assisted audit techniques.

Maria’s focus is Audit, and she specializes in:

  • Payroll compliance audits
  • Interpretations of complex collective bargaining agreements
  • Implementation and design of audit programs
  • Negotiating settlements with contributing employers
  • Multi-Employer Taft Hartley Funds

Maria is a Cum Laude graduate of San Diego State University where she received degrees in Accounting and Spanish. After graduation, Maria went to work for Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the San Diego area, where she worked on financial reporting and operational audits for a variety of industries.

Maria is an active supporter of educational and mentoring programs for the underserved communities, such as MESA and the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership.