Chicago, Illinois, USA
Michael Pearson is a Director in FGMK’s Specialty Tax Practice based in Chicago.
Mike’s 15 years of experience and practice covers the areas of international tax planning and compliance, including cross-border restructurings, repatriation planning, as well as inbound and outbound tax strategy. Mike’s client portfolio spans a number of industries, including manufacturing, technology, transportation and distribution.
Before joining the FGMK Chicago, Mike spent several years with PwC Chicago, EY Detroit and a billion dollar Michigan based automotive supplier as the Director of international tax, where he was involved in all facets of international tax structuring and repat planning, provision, compliance, domestic audit defense and cross-border merger/reorganization transactions. He was also responsible for negotiating and resolving statutory tax audits around the world, including jurisdictions with rapidly evolving regulatory environments. In addition, he spent several years in the Japanese services practice at a regional public accounting firm where his focus was on inbound tax strategy, provision and compliance.
Mike is a certified public accountant licensed in Illinois and Michigan, a member of the AICPA, MICPA and the Illinois CPA society. He received academic class honors from both Oakland University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his BS and MST, respectively.
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