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Mr. Kushner was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in his third year, and graduated with High Distinction the following year. Mr. Kushner then attended law school at the University of California at Los Angeles. After moving to Orange County, Mr. Kushner honed his skills at two of Orange County’s most respected law firms before striking out on his own.


Mr. Kushner frequently lectures on a variety of topics relating to simple and complex business and corporate matters, as well as trending real estate topics. His lectures are widely attended and lauded as “thought provoking, dynamic, and relevant.”


Mr. Kushner’s efficacy both in court and out have made him a popular and highly regarded attorney with KFI AM 640′s Bill Handel, the host of one of the most listened to and popular morning radio talk shows in America and the founder of In fact, not only have hundreds of Bill Handel’s listeners hired Mr. Kushner to represent them when they needed legal advice, but Mr. Handel himself, as well as many of his staff have likewise sought his representation and counsel.


Mr. Kushner’s practice areas include business litigation and transactions, franchise law, corporate governance, complex business transactions, real estate litigation and transactions, and entertainment law.


In the business/corporate arena, Mr. Kushner has substantial experience in structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions and drafting all manner of business related contracts. Mr. Kushner’s corporate transactional practice includes general representation of large, well-established companies, as well as start-ups and family owned businesses. In recent years, Mr. Kushner expanded his corporate transactional practice to include multi-national businesses located in China, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong.


In addition to his transactional expertise, Mr. Kushner is frequently retained as litigation counsel in significant business and real estate related matters, ranging from all manner of general business torts (e.g. breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, interference with prospective business advantage, unfair business practices, trade secrets, etc.), to more complex commercial disputes involving antitrust and competition law and intellectual property disputes.


From Mr. Kushner’s formidable reputation as a skilled trial lawyer, to his consummate attention to detail and singular client-centered focus, Mr. Kushner’s clients consider him and the firm an indispensable asset to their companies’ growth, success, and security.


Mr. Kushner is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and is a frequent contributor to the Orange County Register’s “Ask the Attorneys” segments.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 34%
    18 years
  2. Real Estate: 33%
    18 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 28%
    18 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 5%
    18 years



Hourly ($400-525/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Donald Chapman

    I have known Mike Kushner personally and professionally for over 10 years. He worked as an associate in a firm I was a partner in and I have worked with him on a number of business litigation matters over the years. Mike is extremely bright, intense and focused on winning for his clients. He is a straight shooter and pulls no punches. I would highly recommend him as an outstanding lawyer.


    William Chapman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Eric Darnell Anderson

    I have known Michael for almost 30 years. During this time I have seen the same intensity and dedication that he has for his passions in life used in his law practice. He has built an amazing law firm, from scratch, built upon his dedication to excellent client service and an unmatched tenacity. He demands the same of his associates. He has an excellent eye for detail and a thorough understanding of the law. I highly endorse his work.


    Eric Anderson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Kushner Carlson, PC

85 Enterprise.
Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerKushner Carlson, PC2012 - Present
Founding PartnerThe Kushner Law Firm, PC2003 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science - Highest Distinction / Phi Beta Kappa1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handel on the Law's Law Day"The Do's and Don'ts of Business Contracts"2013
Handel on the Law's Law Day"10 Deadly Legal Mistakes that Cost New Entrepreneurs a Fortune"2012