Pearson Beardsley







In connection with the firm’s business practice, he routinely counsels clients in the following representative matters:

  • choice of business entity and entity formation,
  • federal and state securities regulation,
  • mergers and acquisitions,
  • workouts and restructuring of commercial transactions,
  • joint ventures. and
  • drafting and negotiating all manner of agreements.

awards & recognition

professional activities

  • Georgia SuperLawyer, 2021
  • Georgia Trend, Legal Elite, 2013 – 2021  Corporate Law, Business Law
  • Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Good Apple Honoree, 2017
  • Georgia Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, 2013, 2014, 2015

State Bar of Georgia

    • Chairperson, State Disciplinary Board, 2019-2020
    • Vice Chair, State Disciplinary Board, 2018-2019
    • Vice Chair, Investigative Panel, 2017-2018
    • Member, Securities Law Committee
    • Member, Business Corporation Code Committee
    • Member, Business Law Section, Taxation Section, and Fiduciary Law Section
    • Mentor: Transition into Law Practice Program

Atlanta Bar Association

  • Member, Business & Finance Section
  • Member, Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section

Other Organizations

  • Georgia Heirs Property Law Center – Founding Member of Board of Directors 2015- Present,  Treasurer (2015 – 2018)
  • Georgia Lawyers for the ArtsAdvisory Board Member  & Volunteer
  • Georgia AppleseedYoung Professionals Council, Executive Committee, President (2014 – 2015)
  • Pro Bono Partnership of AtlantaVolunteer Attorney
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers FoundationVolunteer Attorney
  • The Florida Bar
    Treasurer, Out of State Division, Executive Council (2014 – 2015)
  • Lawyers Club of AtlantaMember 


Mr. Beardsley received his B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1997, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 2001.

Previous Experience

Mr. Beardsley began his legal career as a corporate associate in the New York City office of a large international law firm in 2001. His experience includes representation of businesses and individuals through various law firms and as in-house counsel.


Mr. Beardsley is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Florida, and New York.