Mark A Pearson

Meet Attorney Mark A. Pearson

Counselor to creative, talented and entrepreneurial clients

Mark A. Pearson’s primary practice involves advising creative, talent, and entrepreneurial clients on entertainment and technology contract matters, trademark and copyright issues and business entity formation.

His list of clients includes musicians, actors, film & television producers, recording studios, social media influencers, live entertainment companies, video game developers, online content providers, managers, agents and host of artists and performers. 

Mark has negotiated deals with Disney, HBO, Lucasfilm (Skywalker Sound) and the Golden State Warriors and worked with LL Cool J (Rock The Bells), Twitch, Caffeine and MTV Networks.

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Licensed in California

Golden Gate University School of Law
Arizona State University

Entertainment Law
Copyrights & Trademarks
Business Formation
Contracts

Fun Facts

Hometown: San Francisco
Places Lived: Phoenix, AZ, Anchorage, AK, and Sacramento, CA
Favorite Movie: Star Wars (1977)
Favorite Band: The Rolling Stones 
Favorite TV Show: The Sopranos
Favorite NFL Player: Joe Montana
Favorite MLB Player: Will Clark
Favorite Island: Maui
Ask Me About: Working on the Iditarod trail in Alaska.

In another life, ARC Law Group’s Mark A. Pearson spent a decade working in television, covering sports as an anchor and reporter for network affiliate stations across the West Coast.

As Mark puts it:

“Having worked in the industry, I find it really easy to relate to my clients. Especially, when it comes to understanding my role in caring for their careers and creative works. Knowing the emotional side of being creative, it’s a big help in gaining trust and gives me perspective on what really matters when it comes to issue like contract negotiations.”

In its ten-year existence, ARC Law Group has counseled some of the most creative, talented, and entrepreneurial clients in the entertainment industry. Something Mark does not take for granted.

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Academy Award nominated filmmakers, amazing musicians, actors and a bunch of people who are far more talented than I am, Mark explains. It’s been a true joy the past couple years getting to counsel Todd Smith (LL Cool J) and the Rock The Bells team, and spending time at Twitch legal advising on cutting edge content delivery matters.”

What Mark enjoys most about his career is being able to make an actual difference for his clients,

“I thrive on being a small part of helping creatives achieve their goals”, he says. “Being a lawyer for those who can make us laugh, cry and everything in between is fun and ultimately, very, very rewarding.”

Primary Practice

Mark A. Pearson’s primary practice involves advising creative, talent and entrepreneurial clients on entertainment and technology contract matters, trademark and copyright issues and business entity formation.

His list of clients includes musicians, actors, film & television producers, recording studios, social media influencers, live entertainment companies, video game developers, online content providers, managers, agents and host of artists and performers.

Mark has negotiated deals with Disney, HBO, Lucasfilm (Skywalker Sound) and the Golden State Warriors and worked with LL Cool J (Rock The Bells), Twitch, Caffeine and MTV Networks.

Mark is a member of

  • The Recording Academy (Grammy ® Award)
  • The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy ® Awards)
    • Recipient of the 2019 Governors’ Service Medallion
    • Legal Chair on the Board of Governors
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
    • Music Business Seminar Advisory Board
    • Panel Attorney
  • The State Bar of California
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • The American Bar Association

Before becoming a member of the Bar, Mark was an award-winning television journalist, covering a variety of national and local stories for network affiliates including a two-year stint on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska for ABC .

Mark lectures on entertainment law issues and is frequently asked to appear on television and radio programs, like these: