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Michael Hackman

Tax Attorney at Encino, CA

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About Michael

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Certified Specialist in Tax Law, by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

    55 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Corporate structure, tax planning, administration and other legal services for family owned businesses, national chains, and global corporations.

    55 years

  3. Estate planning
    Gift tax and estate planning, trusts, wills and avoiding probate.

    55 years

Mr. Hackman earned his juris doctor from the UCLA School of Law, and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently is the Chair of both the Tax, and Trust & Estate Planning Practice Groups at Lewitt Hackman. 

Mr. Hackman represents high-profile business entities and individuals in tax and business succession matters. In particular, he focuses on restructuring corporate entities and limited liability companies; and negotiating complex medical facility and hospital sales involving aspects of both commercial and health care law in multi-state transactions.

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Licensed for 55 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1968
Updated 11/28/2022

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Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, A Law Corporation
16633 Ventura Boulevard 11th Floor
Encino, CA, 91436


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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder - Corporate, Health Care, Trust & Estate
  • Lewitt Hackman
  • 1973 - Present
  • Instructor - Business Law
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Associate - Health Care, Business, Corporate, Tax Attorney
  • Lewitt Hackman
  • 1969 - 1973
  • Consultant
  • California State Assembly Ways and Means Committee
  • 1968 - 1969
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  • Univerity of California, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1967
  • Stanford University
  • M.B.A.
  • 1964
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1962


  • State Bar of California
  • Certified Specialist in Tax Law
  • 1977 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
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  • Certified Specialist - Tax Law
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2013
  • Southern California Super Lawyers 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Income Tax
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • 1968
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Corporations
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • 1968
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Ethics
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • 1968
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • 1968
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Speaking Engagements

  • Providence Tarzana Foundation
  • Estate Planning: Taking Control of Your World
  • 2013
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Encino Tax Lawyer Michael Hackman
Michael Hackman
Tax Attorney
Encino, CA
Licensed for 55 years