Client Reviews

Good & Competent LawyerI have used the services of Mitchell Port, both personally and professionally. I have found him to be trustworthy, relaible, competent and professional. He makes any needed legal service easy, understandable and affordable. I would recommend him highly to anyone requiring his legal Jay, an Estate Planning client

Estate PlanningMr. Port was extremely helpful, reliable and quick regarding development of my Living Trust, Will, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care an Estate Planning client

Responsive and knowledgeableMitch helped my family with our trust and will planning. He listened to what we wanted to accomplish and then helped create a program that would do just that. I appreciate his honesty, knowledge, and Robert, a Trusts client

Smart and to the pointMr. Port was a pleasure to deal with. He did the estate planning for my parents and then for me. Great advice and counsel on making decisions and sorting through any number of issues. A wonderful, grounded guy who listens and cares. by an Estate Planning client

Very helpful and preciseMitch was the most helpful with creating my Living Trust documents. I was not familiar with the process and therefore was particularly thankful for his patience in explaining to me the various scenarios. I would definitely recommend Mitch in the future. by Lana, a Wills client

Mitch Port ReviewMy living trust and insurance trust were handled with excellent results. Follow up work on these instruments have also been a Trusts client

Create a TrustI have used Mitch's services for 20 years. Whenever, I have changes to my trusts, I call him. He is experienced, knowledgeable, accessible and clear with his recommendations and advice. I will continue to use his services as I build my Jeannine, a Trusts client

A Layman's best friendMitch prepared our estate plan as well as many others for my clients and friends. He made complex topics easy to understand and helped us narrow our options so we could get through the process quickly. The fact that he works from a home office and doesn't charge "big firm" fees is a plus. by Dave, an Estate Planning client


When you are experiencing problems or have questions concerning IRS or California State tax problems and controversies, probate law, living trusts and estate planning, or, if you want business law advice, you expect your attorney to be knowledgeable, experienced, helpful, forthright, and wise. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port, you can count on a professional and results-oriented experience that will exceed your expectations.

When you work with Mitchell A. Port, Esquire, you will benefit from more than 25 years of specialized experience in Tax Controversies—as a lawyer and a prior Internal Revenue Service revenue/collection officer— as well as years working as a practicing attorney in Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. Mitch will be the only attorney working on your case, which means that all matters, from the simplest to the most complicated, will receive his exacting and personal attention.

Together, you and Mitch will consider practical, sensible, no-nonsense solutions and options to address your California probate questions, find relief from your tax problems, or fulfill your estate planning or business transaction goals. Your work together will be enhanced by good communication and the rendering of services in a timely and cost-effective manner. Offering flexibility and accessibility, Mitch is available to work with you in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, and Santa Barbara County—wherever your case is located.

The areas of expertise and examples of the services that we offer include:

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  • Will Contests and Lost Wills
  • Creditors’ Claims
  • Trust Administration
  • Post-mortem Tax Planning
  • Petition for Probate
  • Probate Litigation

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Tax Controversies

  • Internal Revenue Service income tax collection problems
  • Internal Revenue Service payroll tax problems
  • California Franchise Tax Board tax problems
  • U.S. Tax Court Cases
  • Tax liens, wage levy, bank levy, and garnishment
  • Innocent spouse relief
  • Property seizures
  • Offers in Compromise and Installment Agreements

Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Living Trusts, Insurance Trusts, Personal Residence Trusts,
    Charitable Remainder Trusts, Special Needs Trusts,
    and Dynasty Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for Property Management
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Administration of Estates and Trusts

Business Transactions

  • Choice of Entity and Formation
  • Contract Drafting
  • Negotiations
  • Annual Corporate Minutes
  • Winding-Up and Business Dissolution

Mitch’s clients come from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Inglewood, Venice, Culver City, and the San Fernando Valley cities of Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, and Encino, as well as from other cities in Orange County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Santa Barbara County.

Mitch Port welcomes your queries related to business transactions, California probate, tax planning, and estate planning. If you want to contact Mitch online, please complete the online form on this page or send your questions to him via e-mail at: If you’d like to speak to Mitch over the phone, please call the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port at (310) 559-5259 or, toll-free, at 1-877-ASK-MY-ATTORNEY (877-275-6928). Mitch Port will respond to your relevant inquiry without obligation from you.

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  • Estate and Gift Tax Changes On November 9, 2012 the Joint Committee on Taxation released a report which, among other issues, examines the potential impact to the Treasury from potential changes to the estate tax, including the ....
  • Estate And Gift Tax Planning 2012 provides a unique opportunity for making gifts using the federal estate, gift and generation skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemption of $5,120,000 (reduced by any prior use of such exemption). ....

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  • For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions ....
  • Gifts Made By Personal Check A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in ....
  • Tax Humor A tax loophole is "something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.'' — Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator “People who complain ....

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