Mitchell A. Port

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Office Of Mitchell A. Port
 | 9054 Cresta Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 526-3433
Fax: 310-559-7854
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009, 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mitchell A. Port is a solo practitioner who is based in Los Angeles, California. Representing individuals, families, estates, trusts and businesses in Los Angeles and throughout California, he divides his practice among the areas of probate, trust administration, estate planning, and federal and state tax controversies with the IRS and the Franchise Tax Board.

Mitch Port’s probate experience encompasses a gamut of cases such as will contests, breaches of fiduciary duties, lost wills, fraudulent wills, the identification and distribution of assets to heirs and other beneficiaries, to mention just a few.  In his estate planning practice, Mitch prepares and reviews wills, living trusts, advance health care directives and financial powers of attorney.

Before entering private practice, Mitch spent several years with the Internal Revenue Service, first in collections and then as an attorney handling contested cases. This experience has aided him in his representation of clients who are involved in matters with that agency or with the California Franchise Tax Board. Those matters have included challenges such as bank levies, wage garnishments, offers in compromise, innocent spouse relief and the misclassification of workers for payroll tax liability, to mention a few examples.

Mitch Port has earned the high regard of his fellow attorneys for the quality of his work in all of these endeavors, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. A 1978 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, he also holds a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Mitch Port is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (60%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)

Tax (10%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009, 2020

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About Mitchell Port

Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.askmyattorney.net/staff-profiles/mitchell-a-port...

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rated, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • Tax Law TOP BLOG, Tax Law TOP BLOG, LexisNexis, 2011
  • Outstanding Lawyer in Probate, Tax & Closely Held Business, Outstanding Lawyer in Probate, Tax & Closely Held Business, Super Lawyers, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Courts of California
  • 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tax Court

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Educational Background:

  • LL.M. - TAXATION from the University of San Diego School of Law, 1988
  • University of California at Los Angeles, Major: Political Science, B.A., 1978

Industry Groups

  • Accounting
  • Apparel
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing/distribution
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofits And Foundations
  • Personal Services And Technology
  • Retail
  • Service Firms
  • Startup & Emerging Companies
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Office Location for Mitchell A. Port

9054 Cresta Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone: (310) 526-3433

Fax: 310-559-7854

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Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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