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Louis Eli Michelson

Louis Eli Michelson

Practice areas:

Taxation, Business, Estate Planning

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Taxation: 65%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Joseph Cohen

    I endorse this lawyer. Louis is an excellent attorney with a firm grasp of the tax issues affecting his corporate and nonprofit clients.

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    Joseph Cohen Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mitchell Allan Port

    I endorse this lawyer. I would hire him to help me solve any tax issue whatsoever. He' professional, efficient, accurate and cost-effective. Hire him for tax and estate planning.

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    Mitchell Port Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1180 S Beverly Dr Ste 610
Los Angeles, CA, 90035

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198805/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Louis E. Michelson, A Professional Corporation2001 - Present
Tax PartnerGrobstein, Horwath & Company1997 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Tax-Exempt Organizations CommitteeVice-Chair, Communications and Website2010 - 2011
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationChair of Taxation Section2007 - 2008
State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Tax-Exempt Organizations CommitteeChair2007 - 2008
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Nonprofit Organizations CommitteeCo-Chair2000 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationChair of Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee1999 - 2000
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTax Editor for the Los Angeles Lawyer1997 - 2001
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationTax Editor for the Los Angeles Lawyer1993 - 1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
De Paul UniversityAccountingMaster of Science in Accountancy1982
Univ of ChicagoBiological SciencesBachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of West Los AngelesHow to Obtain and Maintain Tax Exemption2013
UCLA Extension, Business, Management and Legal ProgramsTax Reporting & Governance of Nonprofit Organizations2013
Tax Section of Pasadena Bar AssociationThe New "Capitalization v. Repair" Regulations2013
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Nonprofit Organizations CommitteeMaintaining Nonprofit Organizations, Teleconference2013
Skadden, ArpsSummer Associates& First Year Associate Transactional Pro Bono Training2013
National Business InstituteAudit Proofing the Nonprofit2013
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation SectionForming and Representing Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organizations2013
Lorman Educational ServicesIRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know2013
Lorman Educational ServicesThe New Form 9902013
Lorman Educational ServicesTax-Exempt Organizations in California2013
Labor and Employment and Tax Sections of the Pasadena Bar AssociationLet's Make a Deal: Form 1099 Reporting of Settlements and Judgments -- What Every Employment Litigator Should Know2013
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsAvoiding Traps and Pitfalls in Form 990 and Its Schedules2013
UCLA Extension, Business, Management and Legal ProgramsTax Reporting & Governance of Nonprofit Organizations2012
Tax Section of Pasadena Bar AssociationAudit Proofing the Nonprofit2012
Stanislawski & Harrison CPAsNonprofit Organizations: State Compliance2012
San Fernando Valley Morning Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsForm 1099 Reporting and Current Developments2012
Pincus Professional EducationNon-Profit Boot Camp: Demystifying Organizational Changes & Self-Dealing (CA)2012
Pasadena Bar AssociationMistakes, Missteps and Misuse of Exempt Organizations2012
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers CommitteeObtaining Tax-Exempt Status for a Nonprofit Organization2012
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Exempt Organizations CommitteeRepresenting Nonprofit Organizations: Ethics Considerations and the Rules of Professional Conduct2012
Los Angeles Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled AgentsForm 1099 Reporting and Current Developments2012
Lorman Educational ServicesIRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know - Culver City2012
Lorman Educational ServicesMerchant Reporting and Form 1099-K2012
Lorman Education ServicesIRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know - Pasadena2012
Lorman Education ServicesIRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know - Santa Ana2012
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsNew Guidance on the Capitalization of Tangible Property: New IRS Capitalization v Expense Regs2012
CPA Foundation 2012 Tax Update and Planning ConferenceCapitalization -- New Repair Regulations2012
California Society of Enrolled Agents San Gabriel Valley ChapterEstablishing and Maintaining a 501(c)(3)2012
Western Conference on Tax Exempt OrganizationsMistakes, Missteps and Misuse of Tax-Exempt and Nonprofit Entities2011
UCLA Extension, Business, Management and Legal ProgramsTax Reporting and Governance for Nonprofit Organizations2011
State Bar of California, Business Law Section2011 What's New on the Horizon: Hot Topics in Nonprofit Law2011
Santa Clarita Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsMerchant Reporting and Form 1099-K2011
San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled AgentsTax Planning for Charitable Giving2011
National Business InstituteAudit Proofing the Nonprofit2011
National Business InsituteEstablishing and Maintaining a 501(c)(3)2011
Lorman Educational ServicesIRS Form 1099 Reporting: What You Need to Know2011
UCLA Extension, Business, Management and Legal ProgramsTaxation of Nonprofit Organizations, Reporting and Governance2010
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionChanges in Nonprofit Law and Essentials that Every Lawyer Needs to Know2010
Santa Clarita Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsThe New Form 9902010
Pasadena Bar Association - Taxation SectionGovernment Challenges Facing Nonprofit Organizations2010
Lorman Education ServicesLLCs, LLPs, and Partnerships: Organization and Operation in California2010
UCLA Extension, Business, Management and Legal ProgramsTaxation of Nonprofit Organizations, Reporting and Governance2009
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAccounting Challenges for the Trusts for Disabled Beneficiaries that Last a Lifetime2009
Lorman Education ServicesAccounting for Estates and Trusts in California2008
Lorman Education ServicesLLCs, LLPs, and Partnerships: Organization and Operation in California2008
Beverly Hills Estate Planning CouncilDirectors and Officers Liability2008
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Nonprofit Organizations CommitteeRecent Developments in Charitable Giving and Exempt Organizations2007
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsForm 1099 Reporting in Lawsuits and Settlements2007
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionCorporate Governance for Nonprofit Organizations2006
Planned Giving RoundtableUnderstanding and Troubleshooting the Form 9902006
Animal Care Conference 2006Compliance with California Law and the Nonprofit Integrity Act of 20042006
Lorman Education ServicesPublic Charities in California2005
CPA FoundationTax Planning for Your Exempt Organization from Cradle to Grave2005
Western Conference of Tax-Exempt OrganizationsAssisting the Non-Compliant Non-Profit Organization2004
National Business InstituteNonprofit: Tax and Business Answers2004
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsHow Not to Get Eaten by Compliance Frenzy2004
Ventura Tax Interest Group Channel Counties Chapter Cal. Soc. Of CPAsForm 990 Issues and Other Current Developments for Nonprofits2003
San Fernando Valley Bar Association - Taxation SectionJoint Ventures and UBTI (Unrelated Business Taxable Income) for Nonprofit Organizations2003
Public Counsel Law CenterCorporate Compliance for Nonprofit Corporations2003
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationForming/Representing Nonprofit Corporations (Boot Camp)2003
Lorman Education ServicesNon-Profit Leadership in This Time of Crisis2003
Lorman Education ServicesTax-Exempt Organizations in Calfornia2003
Korean American CPA Society of Southern CaliforniaBasics of 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations: Formation, Qualification and Tax Compliance2003
City of Los Angeles Community and Faith-Based Organizations Funding Symposium (Watts)Best Practices Panel: Governance of Nonprofits2003
West San Fernando Valley Discussion Group of the California Society of CPAsForm 990 Issues: Hot Topics and Avoiding Pitfalls2002
Valley Nonprofit ProfessionalsNon-Profit Directors: Standards of Conduct, Liability and Insurance2002
Third Annual Spring Meeting, Business Law Section + Intellectual Property Law Section of State BarCommercialization of Intellectual Property by Non-Profit Organizations2002
Tax Section of the Pasadena Bar AssociationTax Planning For Non-Profit Organizations2002
State Bar of California Annual MeetingAlternatives for Altruism: Planned and Deferred Giving Techniques2002
State Bar Annual Meeting; Taxation SectionAlternatives for Altruism; Planned and Deferred Giving Techniques2002
Olympic-Vermont Discussion Group CA Society of CPA’sSale of a Business: Federal and State Tax Planning Issues2002
Lorman Education ServicesResource Development Strategies for California Charities2002
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of CPAsNon-Profit Organizations Tax Update, Charities & the Internet & Form 990 Issues2002
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsNon-Profit Organizations Tax Update, Charities & the Internet & Form 990 Issues2002
California Association of NonprofitsLegal Issues Facing Nonprofits2002
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsTax Planning and New Developments2001
Hollywood/Beverly Hills Discussion Group of the California Society of Certified Public AccountantsTax Method of Accounting Changes2000