Dean R. Pearson


Dean is a Director in FGMK’s State and Local Tax practice and exclusively handles  multi-tax issues.  He regularly assists clients during state and local audit examinations, administrative appeals, and other state and local tax controversies.

In addition to recommending strategies for minimizing clients’ state and local tax liabilities, Dean also performs state and local tax compliance and refund studies, credit and incentive consulting,  analyzes merger, acquisition and disposition planning, and reviews tax returns.  He focuses on a variety of industries, including professional services, technology, retail, manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, healthcare, and financial services. 

Dean has more than 12 years of public accounting experience serving a diverse client base that conducts business in every state and most cities. Prior to joining FGMK, Dean was a regional practice leader at a national firm for multi-state tax in Chicago.  Prior to that, Dean was a manager in a multi-state practice of a Big Four firm in Chicago.

Education And Certifications

  • B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
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