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  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 35%
    12 years
  2. Tax: 25%
    12 years
  3. Business: 25%
    12 years
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    8 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joanne Marie Biernacki

    I endorse this lawyer. He is great with numbers. My go to tax guy!


    Joanne Biernacki Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Rodney Robert Moy

    Michael takes a practical approach when working with his clients and provides top notch legal service in a way that is cost-effective and educational. A great member of the HMS team!


    Rodney Moy Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

455 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA, 95814


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Witkin Award for Professional ResponsibilityUniversity of California, Davis2003
Witkin Award for Civil ProcedureUniversity of California, Davis2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael Pearson2009 - 2010
N/AMcDonough Holland & Allen2007 - 2008
N/ADowney Brand2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Young Tax LawyersChair2008 - 2009
Camellia Symphony OrchestraBoard of Directors and Treasurer2007 - 2009
Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law SectionChair2006 - 2007
Sacramento County Bar Association, Taxation SectionChair2006 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Lexis California Practice InsightsNon-Resident Income From Intangible Assets2006
Lexis California Practice InsightsBeware: the Hidden Built in Gain Tax on S Corporations2006
Lexis California Practice InsightsAllocation of Income From a Covenant Not to Compete2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of the PacificN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business Institute, January CEMaking Sense of Business Entity Taxation2008
National Business Institute, October 2007 CLEAdvanced LLC Issues2007
State Bar of California Annual ConferenceEthical Consideration for Tax Practitioners2006