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Allan Richard Pearlman

also known as Allan R. Pearlman

About me

After a judicial clerkship at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Allan Pearlman went to work for the New York State Supreme Court, first as Court Attorney, then as Senior Court Attorney, in which he researched and wrote proposed decisions for the trial judges of that court.


Now in private practice, Mr. Pearlman represents taxpayers -- people and businesses -- who are being hunted by the IRS (or sometimes New York's tax department, to help them get out of trouble. See his website, for more information.


Mr. Pearlman also collaborates with other lawyers and law firms on an of counsel or local counsel basis to research, write, argue dispositive motions, appeals, and other aspects of pending cases.


Mr. Pearlman also serves as local counsel to attorneys outside New York for out-of-state discovery -- i.e., when they have an uncooperative non-party witness in New York.


He moves for the necessary order from the New York Courts and then issues the necessary New York subpoena to obtain jurisdiction over the witness so that a deposition and/or document production can be facilitate, encouraged, or, if need be, compelled.


See his website, for more information.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 90%
    11 years
  2. Appeals: 5%
    23 years
  3. Litigation: 5%
    23 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Darrin T. Mish

    Allan Pearlman is the best tax problem resolution lawyer that I know of in Manhatten and that's saying something! If I had a tax problem and lived in the Greater New York City metro area, I would call Allan in a heartbeat. Highly ethical, very skilled and personable. It's a winning combination.


    Darrin Mish Tax Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Allan R. Pearlman

116 W 23rd St Ste 500
New York, NY, 10011-2599


NYCurrently registered 199303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Public Service AwardNew York County Lawyers' Association Criminal Justice Section1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Allan R. Pearlman2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York County Lawyers' Association, Taxation CommitteeChair2013 - Present
Tax Freedom InstituteConsulting Member2005 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' Association, Appellate Courts CommitteeMemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' Association, Cyberspace Law CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wong v TangTrial court's dismissal of case reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
A Guide published as eBookNew York Subpoena for Actions Outside New York2012
Life Law and Taxes BlogAllan Pearlman is the author of the blog LifeLawAndTaxes.comN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Michigan, Ann ArborAmerican Studies and HumanitiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1982