July 2, 2022
Doyle's Guide

Don Pearson, Pearson Tax Lawyers

  • Over 30 years experience
  • Professionally qualified Solicitor
  • Professionally qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute of Australia

Don’s major cases undertaken and successes include:

  • Transfer Pricing:  Acting Solicitor in the High Court decision reported as WR Carpenter Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation 248 ALR 256. This case dealt with the potential application of the transfer pricing rules to financial transactions;
  • Transfer Pricing:  Acting Solicitor in a matter in which dealing with the potential application of the transfer pricing rules to the provision of cross-border services, resulting in a successful settlement outcome;
  • Obtaining allowance of objection made against assessment issued to a non-resident trustee;
  • Design and implementation of separate mine operations structure, including formulation of a mine operations contract;
  • Estate Planning:  Development of estate plan, circumventing the rule against perpetuities;
  • Business Acquisitions:  Advisor on acquisition of coal mining tenements in Indonesia by a listed Australian company;
  • Business Acquisitions:  Advisor on acquisition of a manufacturing operation in China, and
  • Equipment Leasing:  Advising on equipment leasing operations conducted by a bank in Taiwan.

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws from the University of Sydney, Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Professionally qualified as both a Solicitor and a Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute of Australia

Professional Experience

1997 to date:
Solicitor / Director of Pearson Tax Lawyers Pty Limited
(and of preceding firm, Becwell Legal Services Pty Ltd)

1993 to 1997:
Tax Technical Director of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

1990-1993:
Partner of Corrs Chambers Westgarth

1986 to1989:
Partner of Duesburys Chartered Accountants
(subsequently merged with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)

Phone
+61 2 9387 7422
Location
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Contact Email
don@pearsontaxlawyers.com
Country
Australia
State
New South Wales
City
Sydney

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