Mitchell Reed Sussman 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 George Washington and in 1976 he graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with Juris Doctorate.
Listed in "Who's Who In America," he has practiced business and real estate law in Beverly Hills, Palm Springs and in Newport Beach, California since 1977.
He is a licensed real estate broker and former member of both the Orange County and Riverside County Bankruptcy sections and a current member of the California State Bar's litigation section.
He is also licensed to practice in the Federal Courts, including the United States Tax Court and the California and Federal Court's of Appeal.
He has lectured on the subject of bankruptcy and foreclosure since the early 80's including as a bankruptcy panelist at the prestigious Benjamin Croker Symposium for the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar at the Beverly Hilton.
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.
He has handled hundreds of trials and has appeared dozens of times before the federal and state court of appeal’s where he has won reversals no less than seven times.
Today he specializes in real estate, bankruptcy, business and entertainment litigation with a long list of business, real estate and entertainment clients.
Among his clients are the following:
Real Estate Clients
New Horizon Realty & Investment Co., a real estate brokerage company in the Newport Beach area. Mitchell represented this company in a variety of litigation matters from the early 80’s till the company was sold in 1989.
Prudential Real Estate, Moreno Valley and Riverside. Mitchell represented this company in a variety of real estate and litigation matters from 1990 till the company was sold in 2001.
Great Lakes Construction Company, Inc. a home remodeling company. Mitchell has represented them since 2003 in various business and litigation matters. Hampton Builders, Inc. a home remodeling company. Mitchell has represented them since 2006 in connection with various litigation matters.
Robert Anderson, a real estate investor with over 100 pieces of real property. Mitchell has represented Bob since the early 80’s in various real estate business and litigation matters.
Estate of Bernard Gross, a real estate chapter 11 proceeding that consisted of over 100 pieces of real estate. Mitchell represented the debtor in federal bankruptcy litigation.
DanRo Development, LLC, a real estate development company in Palm Springs. Mitchell helped form the company and has been its counsel since its formation in 2008.
CM Automotive Systems, Inc. a defense contractor specializing in automotive products. Mitchell has represented this company since 1986. handling business and litigation matters, including an appellate work.
CM International Trading Corp., an import export firm. Mitchell has represented them since the mid 80’s in business and litigation matters. Riccio’s Inc., a restaurant group that includes two five star restaurants in the Palm Springs area. Mitchell has represented this company since 1989, handling business, real estate development and litigation matters.
SaveDaily.com, Inc. a publicly held corporation that produces and supports proprietary record keeping and workflow software solutions in the financial services industry.
Textek, Inc., a wholesale laundry operation. Mitchell represented this company from 1996 to 2005, when the company relocated out of state.
Estate of Ysaac Ross, a 40 million dollar estate. Mitchell represented the widow of the estate in litigation involving creditor claims and claims of named and unnamed beneficiaries.
Colour Concepts, Inc., a wholesale printer. Mitchell has represented the company since the early 90’s in business and litigation matters.
Syber Sales & Marketing, Inc., a direct marketing firm that Mitchell has represented since 2002 in business and litigation matters.
California Council on Problem Gambling, a non – profit corporation. Mitchell represented them beginning in 2000 in various business and litigation matters.
Raven Productions, LLC, a television production company that Mitchell has an ownership interest. Mitchell has represented the company since its inception in 1989 in connection with intellectual property rights and federal court copyright litigation.
Sun Presentations, Inc., a television studio in Palm Springs. Mitchell had an interest in and represented the studio in the 80’s in business an litigation matters till its sale to a public company in 1990.
Tomwil, Inc., an international distributor and producer of television programs for the Discovery network. Mitchell has represented the company in intellectual property and litigation matters.
CopyKatz, LLC, a nightclub in the Palm Springs area. Mitchell has represented the club since its inception in 2005 in business & litigation matters.
Tiffany’s, Inc., a private nightclub in Newport Beach. Mitchell represented the club in the late 70’s and 80’s till its closing n 1988.
PSTV Partners, LLC, the holder of a broadcast television license for channel 9 in the Palm Springs area. Mitchell has represented this company since its inception in 1998 in connection with intellectual property and business litigation.
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