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Mitchell Reed Sussman

Real estate Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

4.6   31 reviews
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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mitchell

Learn Mitchell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Attorney / Broker handling closings, real estate contracts, partnership and development agreements.

    47 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Commercial real estate

  3. Litigation
    Real Estate, Timeshare, Foreclosure, Specific Performance, Title Disputes, Construction,

    47 years, 20,000 cases

  4. Consumer protection
    Specializing in timeshare exit, cancellation and relief for embattled timeshare owners no longer interested in paying the ever escalating fees that are associated with timeshare ownership.

  5. Residential real estate

  6. Bankruptcy and debt
    Specializing in chapter 7 for consumer and business debtors. Also handling real estate Chapter 11's and relief from stay matters.

    47 years, 2,000 cases


MITCHELL REED SUSSMAN specializes in real estate, business and entertainment litigation with a long list of business, real estate and entertainment also specializes in bankruptcy.

He is a licensed real estate broker who has lectured on the subjects of real estate and bankruptcy including as a panel member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Benjamin Crocker symposium. A former member of both the Orange County and Riverside County Bankruptcy sections, he is currently a member of the California State Bar's litigation section.

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York in 1973 he graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He came to the west coast upon graduation from GW and in  1976 he graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate.

Listed in “Who’s Who In America,” he has practiced real estate, bankruptcy, business and entertainment law in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California since 1977.

In 1984, he co-founded Raven Productions, Inc a television production company producing shows for PBS, ESPN, Travel Channel, Fox Sports Net and many others. 

In 1999 he created PSTV Partners, LLC and engineered the acquisition of an FCC broadcast license for that company for the purpose of  building the first television station dedicated to broadcasting an over the air PBS signal to Palm Springs and the desert resorts to be known as KVCR Desert Cities Public Television which is seen over the air and on Time Warner cable, channel 9.


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Mitchell Reed Sussman & Assoc.
9454 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates
2901 W. Coast Hwy
Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates
1053 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA, 92264
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4.6 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2008
Real Estate Case
We retained Attorney Mitchell Reed Sussman to handle our companies complex Real Estate matters. We have been impressed with his knowledge, understanding and dedication to us as clients. Our calls are returned promptly and are questions are answered thourougly. We would recomend Attorney Sussman for any legal matter.


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Work Experience

  • Head of Litigation
  • Vacation Tree
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hampton Builders
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Wild Rabbit
  • 2006 - Present
  • Litigation Head
  • Great Lakes Construction
  • 2006 - Present
  • Syber Sales & Mkt.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • PSTV Partners, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • corporate counsel
  • New Horizons Realty
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • CM International Trading
  • 1992 - Present
  • Exotic Car Service
  • 1992 - Present
  • CM International Trading
  • 1990 - Present
  • Vice President
  • Raven Productions, LLC
  • 1989 - Present
  • Riccio's Inc.
  • 1988 - Present
  • CM Automtive Systems, Inc.
  • 1986 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel
  • California Council on Problem Gambling
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Textek, Inc.
  • 1996 - 2005
  • Head of Litigtaion
  • Colour Concepts, Inc.
  • 1995 - 2008
  • Head of Litigation
  • Sun Presentations
  • 1989 - 1998
  • Litigation Head
  • Prudential Real Estate
  • 1984 - 1996
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  • Pepperdine Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • George Washington Univ
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bowers v. Weiss
  • Judgment for plaintiff quieting title & damages
  • Shallenberger v. Ravenna
  • defense verdict
  • Syber Sales v. Slayen
  • Appellate reversal of court ordered dismissal
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  • U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit, Southern District
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit, Northern District
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1977 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • U.S. Disctrict Court, Ninth Circuit, Central District
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • President of Bankruptcy Section
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • President of Bankruptcy Section
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Real Estate Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2018
  • Who's Who In America
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1985
  • Who's Who in California
  • marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1982


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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Today - Foreclosure and the Bankruptcy Stay
  • Real Estate
  • 2011
  • Real Estate Today - The Automatic Stay
  • Bankrupcty
  • 2010
  • Real Estate Today
  • Real Estate - Loan Modification
  • 2009
  • Real Estate Today
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2008
  • Buying Homes in Foreclosure
  • Legal Aspects of Foreclosure
  • 1992
  • Benjamin Crocker Symposium
  • Real Estate Issues in Chapter 11
  • 1983
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am an Entertainment attorney with my own practice. Like many attorneys, I frequently get requests from my family for matters outside my practice area. I referred my parents to Mitchell Reed Sussman to try and solve a difficult problem they had been having with a timeshare they purchased while on a trip in Mexico. They were at wits end and really wanted to have it resolved. Mitchell quickly responded to both my initial inquiry and to the follow up contact from my parents. In less than a month he was able to successfully resolve this issue. I trust him completely and would gladly refer him to anyone in need of competent, dogged, and efficient counsel."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been handling Personal Injury and Criminal Cases for over 15 years but I was lost in a Foreclosure case. A referral led me to Mitchell Sussman whom agreed to act as Lead Counsel. Mr. Sussman's expertise on the subject allowed our clients to remain in their home and are now working on a loan modification. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In addition to his superb legal skills, what sets Mitchell apart from his peers are a combination of finely-honed tactical skills combined with uncommon common sense. It is one thing to know the law; it takes a rarer skill to implement it effectively. Mitchell proactively shapes the case to maximize his clients' chances for success, and does so in a thoroughly professional manner. I unreservedly endorse this attorney. Marshall Pearlman"
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mitch is a sharp-minded lawyer with good business sense and good common sense. He has many years of experience and a thorough knowledge of bankruptcy law. He handles Ch. 11 cases for businesses, as well as consumer Ch. 7 cases. Mitch also is an experienced real estate attorney, and a tough and effective litigator. He is direct in his approach, and doesn't paint unduly rosy pictures for clients. I don't hesitate to recommend him to folks with bankruptcy or real estate matters."
Entertainment Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a California licensed attorney and member of the Bar in good standing for 21 years I can unabashedly recommend and endorse Mitchell in my area of expertise which is entertainment law and in his areas which include litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and foreclosure."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My name is Cameron James Quinn, and have been practicing law for over 30 years in Orange and Riverside Counties, with emphasis on criminal defense. During that time, I've known Mitchell Reed Sussman--at Pepperdine Univ. School of Law, and as an associate in his offices in Newport Beach and Palm Springs. His practice involves primarily business matters, debtor/creditor issues and bankruptcy proceedings. He is honorable, hardworking, sincere, and dedicated. As a civil litigator, he is focused and indefatiguable. His approach is reasonable and practical. Mitchell devotes time to his family--wife, Joni, and his children, and is active in his community. I stand ready to respond to any inquiry. Cameron James Quinn La Quinta, CA 92253 (760) 772-3663"
Real estate Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work highly. I first met Mr. Sussman in 1993, in a very volatile case where the parties (I represented a home buyer and he a real estate brokerage firm which will not be named) were highly conflicted. Frankly, some lawyers seek to raise conflict either to increase their fees or because they become too identified with their clients. Mitchell Sussman did not pander to either. Instead, he vigorously and ethically represented his clients' interests, and while my clients did not get what they wanted, they almost got what was fair. If any other real estate litigator had represented Mr. Sussman's clients, the facts were bad enough that they would have had serious problems. Cheers Mitchell, you are a lawyer's lawyer!"
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Beverly Hills Real estate Lawyer Mitchell Reed Sussman
Mitchell Reed Sussman
Real estate Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 46 years
Virtual consultation available