- Helping taxpayers who are being hunted by the IRS get
out of trouble
- Defending and asserting the rights of people and
businesses in a variety of situations
Allan R. Pearlman brings to bear 16 years of experience
that spans working for both federal and state court judges and working
in private practice litigating to protect and assert the rights people
and businesses to now help taxpayers who have been targeted and are
hunted by the IRS.
He is a former staff attorney for the United States
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and former Senior Court
Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court.
In addition to his tax practice, he writes and argues civil and
criminal appeals and major motions at the trial level.
He also handles more general trial-level civil litigation. His practice
encompasses working as a “lawyer’s lawyer” on behalf of other attorneys
and for the general public as well.
He has successfully argued or briefed or both a number of cases which
have resulted in published decisions, including: Wong v.
Tang, 2 A.D.3d 840, 769 N.Y.S.2d 381 (2d Dept 2003); Aon
Corporation Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan v. Hohlweck,
223 F. Supp. 2d 510 (S.D.N.Y. 2002); Sadkin v. Raskin
& Rappoport, P.C., 271 A.D.2d 272, 707 N.Y.S.2d 400
(1st Dept 2000) (for co-defendant McGrath).
In addition, he litigated a First Amendment free speech and due process
of law issue in a criminal case. He wrote the argument that succeeded
in persuading a federal judge to strike down a special condition of
probation as being an unconstitutional infringement of the First
Amendment and a violation of due process of law. United
States v. Sagginario, E.D.N.Y. 00 CR 806 [no published
decision]. Read more about it in "Protecting our constitutional
rights," at In the News
page of this web site.
Allan is a member of the Appellate Courts Committee and the Executive
Committee of the Cyberspace Law Committee, both of the New York County
Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the New York State Bar
Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the American Bar
In 1996, the Criminal Justice Committee of the New York
County Lawyers Association awarded him their Public Service Award for
writing an essay on the criminal justice system.
He has organized and moderated three panel discussions at the New York
County Lawyers Association, the most recent of which was entitled: “Do
the ‘Ayes’ have It?: Vote Counting Technology, Election Integrity and
Democracy,” September, 2004, and a follow up panel entitled, “Do the
Ayes Have It? II” in February, 2008.
Prior panels were: “Intellectual Property: Rights and Competition in
the Digital Age,” December, 2003; and “ICANN: Domain Name Dispute
Resolution Policies and Procedures,” March 2001.
Allan attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he received
a Bachelor of Arts in American Culture. While attending University of
Michigan, he was awarded two Hopwood Writing Awards.
He received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School,
where he was a staff member and then Lead Articles Editor of Rutgers
Law Journal. While a law student he published two articles in Rutgers
Law Journal. He also was awarded two American Jurisprudence Awards for
excellence in Moot Court and in Jurisprudence.
Allan R. Pearlman has received an AV Peer Review Rating from
Martindale-Hubbell. The AV rating is the highest rating available by
this peer review program for legal ability and ethical
He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United
States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New
York, and the courts of the State of New York.