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MITCHELL REED SUSSMAN,  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.


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.


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.


Today he specializes in real estate,bankruptcy, business and entertainment litigation with a long list of business, real estate and entertainment clients.












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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    39 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    39 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    39 years, 2 thousand cases


Payment types:

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Contact info

Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates

2901 W. Coast Hwy
Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA, 92663

Mitchell Reed Sussman & Assoc.

9454 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates

1053 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA, 92264



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Real Estate LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Who's Who In Americamarquis Who's Who in American Law1985
Who's Who in Californiamarquis Who's Who in American Law1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Head of LitigationVacation Tree2007 - Present
N/AHampton Builders2007 - Present
AttorneyThe Wild Rabbit2006 - Present
Litigation HeadGreat Lakes Construction2006 - Present
N/ASyber Sales & Mkt.2004 - Present
Managing MemberPSTV Partners, LLC1998 - Present
corporate counselNew Horizons Realty1998 - Present
AttorneyCM International Trading1992 - Present
N/AExotic Car Service1992 - Present
N/ACM International Trading1990 - Present
Vice PresidentRaven Productions, LLC1989 - Present
N/ARiccio's Inc.1988 - Present
N/ACM Automtive Systems, Inc.1986 - Present
Corporate CounselCalifornia Council on Problem Gambling2000 - 2006
Corporate CounselTextek, Inc.1996 - 2005
Head of LitigtaionColour Concepts, Inc.1995 - 2008
Head of LitigationSun Presentations1989 - 1998
Litigation HeadPrudential Real Estate1984 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit, Southern DistrictMember2009 - Present
U.S. Tax CourtMember2002 - Present
State Bar of California, Litigation SectionMember1995 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitMember1985 - Present
U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit, Northern DistrictMember1985 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
U.S. Disctrict Court, Ninth Circuit, Central DistrictMember1977 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1977 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationPresident of Bankruptcy Section1981 - 1982
Orange County Bar AssociationPresident of Bankruptcy Section1980 - 1981
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1977 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shallenberger v. Ravennadefense verdict
Syber Sales v. SlayenAppellate reversal of court ordered dismissal
Estate of Ross$25 million dollar award to plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Niche ReportCalifornia's Short Sale Legislation2012
The Niche ReportTax Implications of Foreclosure2012
The Niche ReportCan I Safely Walk Away from My Mortgage2011
Legal Source DirectorySyber Sales v. California Building & Remodeling2008
Legal Source DirectoryRubin v. Ross2007
Legal Source DirectCM Internationl v. Sood2006
Lexis Nexis GlobalRavenna v. Shallenberger2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Today - Foreclosure and the Bankruptcy StayReal Estate2011
Real Estate Today - The Automatic StayBankrupcty2010
Real Estate TodayReal Estate - Loan Modification2009
Real Estate TodayBankruptcy2008
Buying Homes in ForeclosureLegal Aspects of Foreclosure1992
Benjamin Crocker SymposiumReal Estate Issues in Chapter 111983