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Allan Marson's practice focuses on cross-border transactions, structuring investments, joint ventures, licensing intellectual property, Internet distribution, and related PRC employment and tax planning matters. Mr. Marson is a regular presenter at conferences on PRC investment, licensing, Internet, employment and tax matters.


Languages spoken: Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 75%
    30 years, 500 cases
  2. Tax: 5%
    18 years, 15 cases
  3. Internet: 5%
    15 years, 10 cases
  4. M & A: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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  • David Charles Burgess

    I consider Allan a “go-to” resource for American companies doing or seeking to do business in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong. He is fluent in Mandarin and has many years of high-level experience in the area, including periods living and working in Asia. He is disciplined, focused, and poised and can be counted on for quick, effective solutions at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend him.


    David Burgess Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tamara B. Pow

    If you plan to do business in China, you need to talk to Allan first. His experience practicing law in both China and the US makes him an excellent resource.


    Tamara Pow Real Estate Attorney
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Contact info

Ishimaru & Associates

2055 Gateway Place, Suite 700
San Jose, CA, 95110


NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyIshimaru & Associates2011 - Present
Associate, partnerBaker & McKenize, Beijing, New York, California1992 - 2011
Foreign Legal ConsultantLiang & Associates, Taipei, Taiwan1985 - 1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawChinese LawLL.M - Master of Laws1992
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual China Tax ConferenceLegal and Tax Aspects of Using IP in China2012