Mitchell Port
Law Office of Mitchell A. Port

9054 Cresta Dr.
9054 Cresta Dr.
Los Angeles, California 90035, United States
Phone: 3105595259
Fax: 310-559-7854
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Practice/Organization Description

“Death and Taxes” ® Death (probate, prepare wills and trusts) and Taxes (IRS and Franchise Tax Board solutions) is the focus of the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port.


Mitch offers services that may require the attention of a probate court, including:

Lost wills

Will contests

The removal of executors and trustees

Probate petitions

Trust administration

Probate litigation

Post-Mortem tax planning

Mitch will work with you to navigate the California probate process smoothly, allowing you to reap its benefits—such as the elimination of creditors’ claims against the property of the deceased person and assuring that the property will pass to rightful heirs.

Probate is rarely straightforward. Working with your law firm should be. Probate litigation can be a stressful experience, involving high risk exposure and unpredictable results. You need a lawyer who will simplify the process—not complicate it further.


Obtaining tax help from an experienced California tax attorney is crucial to resolving tax problems. Mitch is a lawyer and a former IRS revenue/collection officer with a master’s degree in tax law who specializes in tax controversies. He will answer your questions and provide you with affordable, no-nonsense, practical and effective solutions to your California State or Federal tax controversy case. Mitch handles the following types of tax controversy matters:

Internal Revenue Service income tax collection problems

IRS payroll tax problems

U.S. Tax Court cases

California Franchise Tax Board tax problems

Innocent spouse relief

Tax lien, bank levy, wage levy, and garnishment

Installment Agreements

Property seizures

Federal tax liens

Negotiating IRS Offers in Compromise

Classifying workers as employees or independent contractors

Subordinating or discharging IRS tax liens

Defending against the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, also known as the 100% penalty for payroll taxes

IRS Appeals

Bar Admissions

Member California State Bar since 1982

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings just came out with it's rating of me. The Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Ratings based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States. I have been honored with an "AV Preeminent" rating which is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. My piers gave me a rating of 5 out of 5 in all possible areas analyzed.

I am honored by being selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2009 in areas of law including Estate Planning & Probate, Tax Controversy and Closely Held Business. There is a very nice badge on the right side of this blog posting.

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