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Allan Marson's practice focuses on transactions in China and California, including structuring investments, acquisitions, corporate formation, intellectual property licensing, and related global mobility and (in China) tax planning matters. Mr. Marson is a regular presenter at conferences on PRC investment, licensing, employment and tax matters.


Languages spoken: Mandarin

Contact info

Marson Law

228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA, 94301

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 50%
    30 years, 250 cases
  2. M & A: 15%
    24 years, 20 cases
  3. Corporate: 15%
    32 years, 45 cases
  4. Licensing: 10%
    22 years, 30 cases
  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 Contracts and agreements 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
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


NYCurrently registered 199303/07/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalMarson Law2016 - Present
Special CounselKakinuki Law Office2016 - 2016
Of CounselAPB Law2015 - 2016
PartnerIshimaru & Associates2011 - 2015
Associate, partnerBaker & McKenize, Beijing, New York, California1992 - 2011
Foreign Legal ConsultantLiang & Associates, Taipei, Taiwan1985 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawChinese LawLL.M - Master of Laws1992
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
China Ins and Outs: Investing and FundraisingForeign Investment, Foreign Exchange, Cultural Issues, Typical Structures, Due Diligence2016
Using Intellectual Property in China - Legal and TaxIP Tax Planning Opportunities; Cloud Computing Challenges2015
Exporting to China: Seizing Opportunities and Meeting ChallengesLegal Issues - Selling to China2015
Expatriates in China: Tax Pitfalls and StrategiesExpatriates in China: Tax Pitfalls and Strategies2015
Expatriate Income Tax Issues In ChinaIndividual Tax Strategy; Equity Incentives2015