Michael A. Pearl


Michael Pearl has significant experience advising clients on all aspects of state and local taxation, notably involving multistate tax controversies, as well as consulting on tax planning and state tax implications of complex business transactions.

Prior to serving as an attorney at various Am Law 100 firms, he provided state and local tax consulting services for two major accounting firms. He also served as in-house state tax counsel for a major national retailer, where, in addition to state tax planning responsibilities, he handled a wide range of state tax controversies before administrative tribunals and courts.

Outside the Firm

Michael enjoys playing golf and racquetball.


Professional Activities

Michael previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, where he assisted the legal counsel of the Department of Planning and Economic Affairs and lectured at the University of Liberia Law School.



  • New York


  • City College of New York, BA
  • St. John's University School of Law, JD
  • New York University School of Law, LLM