Maria Severino

National Tax Leader


Summary of experience

As the national leader of RSM Canada's tax practice, with more than 25 years of extensive public practice experience, Maria advises private, public and multinational corporations across a wide range of industry sectors in the areas of corporate restructuring, international tax planning, as well as estate, wealth-preservation and succession planning. Her strategic tax advice and tax-efficient solutions have proved integral in structuring many complex business transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as inbound and outbound investments and business expansions. She is also sought after for her entrepreneurial approach and commitment to understanding a client’s business and objectives, to achieve exceptional client outcomes. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Maria is a CPA, CA, having earned her designation in 1997.

Professional affiliations and credentials

  • Board Member, Aptus Treatment Centres
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Participant,  CPA Ontario focus group
  • Former member, Women’s Executive Network