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Brian M. Pearson

Muskegon & Grand Rapids

Marjorie Saxe


Brian is a shareholder in Smith Haughey’s Grand Rapids and Muskegon offices, practicing in the areas of business, real estate, employment law and construction law.

Brian has extensive experience representing companies large and small in industries such as manufacturing, construction, employment matters, commercial real estate development and retail.  He assists his clients with contract review, drafting, and negotiation, entity creation, buy and sell agreements, shareholder agreements, and general business interests and counseling.

Prior to joining Smith Haughey, Brian worked as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded manufacturing company. While representing the company in matters pertaining to business law, real estate law, commercial litigation and employment matters, Brian gained valuable experience managing the company’s corporate compliance with federally regulated matters such as affirmative action and ITAR.   

In his spare time, Brian enjoys golfing, attending and watching sporting events, and spending time with his wife Stacy and two children.

Previous Experience

Staff Counsel, Universal Forest Products (2011-2014)

Associate, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge (2008-2011)

Officer, United States Army (2000-2005); Recipient, Bronze Star Medal - Operation Iraqi Freedom II


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • President, West Point Society of Western Michigan


  • United States Military Academy at West Point (B.S., 2000)  
  • Indiana University (J.D., 2008) –  Dean's List; International Law Society; Moot Court  


  • State Bar of Michigan, 2008


  • Recipient, Otsego High School 2007 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

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