John Pearce is both an attorney and certified public accountant. His law practice concentration is in the areas of business transactions, including acquisitions & mergers, new business structure and formation, tax planning, tax controversy, and estate planning. His transactional experience ranges from small businesses to publicly traded companies. He currently represents companies and individuals in a variety of industries, including construction, land development, communications, entertainment, health care, real estate and manufacturing, and serves as outside general counsel for many of these clients.

Mr. Pearce grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky, where he graduated from Madisonville High School in 1970. He attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a B.S. in Accounting in 1974. He later attended the University of Louisville School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1983.

His career began in public accounting when Mr. Pearce joined Price Waterhouse & Co., which is now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. He later attended law school at night while serving as the chief financial officer for a health care company. After law school, Mr. Pearce took a position with Aetna Life & Casualty as Vice President of Acquisitions for their health plans division. In this capacity, he traveled the United States evaluating acquisition candidates and managed the due diligence and acquisition process. Mr. Pearce also served as general counsel for a nationwide managed mental health company before establishing his own law practice.

Mr. Pearce is currently serving as Treasurer of Rotary International District 5870 and the Business, Corporations, and Taxation Section of the Austin Bar Association. He is past president of the Lakeway Lake Travis Rotary Club and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Austin. He served for over ten years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of CPAs. Other past affiliations include serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Capitol Area Council, Inc (Boy Scouts of America). He is also a member of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. John is a private pilot and flies a Beechcraft Bonanza 36.

Education

J.D.,University of Louisville School of Law, 1983

B.S., Accounting, University of Kentucky, 1974

Bar Memberships/Licenses

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Georgia

Certified Public Accountant

Other Memberships

Austin Bar Association

Austin Bar Association, Business, Corporate & Tax Section

Austin Institute of CPAs

Kentucky Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas, Tax Section


FEARLESS BUSINESS OWNERSHIP by Adrian Van Zelfden, Laura Sanders Fowler and John G. Pearce

If you are a business owner and you can only read one book this year, Fearless Business Ownership is that book! Written by two practicing attorney-CPAs and a trial lawyer, all of whom have successfully solved many problems faced by business owners. The authors have also owned and managed successful businesses themselves. Fearless Business Ownership empowers its readers to go forth and operate… WITHOUT FEAR!

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John’s latest past-time is active participation in Angel Flights, transporting patients as a volunteer pilot from Central Texas to Houston for medical treatment.