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“At the heart of economic development are mergers, acquisitions, company reorganizations, and expansion. Whether it’s advising a small family-owned company on the sale of its business, or helping a large corporation expand through a complex acquisition, I take pride in walking businesses of all types and sizes through complex corporate legal issues and working with them to achieve tax-advantageous results.”

Pearson Lewallen assists Adams and Reese’s Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, which advises businesses on a full range of corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, governance, corporate divisions, recapitalizations and other restructurings, private securities, tax, and other commercial transaction issues.

Prior to joining Adams and Reese as an associate, Pearson participated in the firm’s summer associate program where he assisted in preparing closing documents and diligence materials for several multimillion-dollar asset sales and stock acquisitions. Pearson also has clerk experience in labor and employment defense matters including OSHA compliance, employee benefits, and workplace discrimination suits.

Pearson formerly interned for Sonoco Products Company, gaining experience in human resources, legal, and corporate development departments by consulting with company executives on changes to South Carolina state marijuana legislation, anti-trust regulation for merger and acquisition projects, and other operational matters.

Pearson received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and received the Arthur B. Custy Memorial Scholarship Award, given each year to the best student in taxation law. While in law school, Pearson served as a Student Works Editor for the South Carolina Law Review and as a Legislative Representative for the Student Bar Association.

Prior to law school, Pearson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude, at Wofford College, where he served as an Orientation Leader and as President of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Outside of the office, Pearson enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, skateboarding, and playing guitar.


  • Wofford College, B.A., 2019, cum laude
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2022, magna cum laude, Order of Coif , Order of the Wig and Robe, Arthur B. Custy Memorial Scholarship Award (given to the best student in taxation law), President’s List

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina

Community Involvement

  • John Neumann Catholic Church