Top Attorney – Louis E. Michelson

Culver City, CA WW/Press/– Louis E. Michelson, Attorney with Law Offices of Louis E. Michelson – A Professional Corporation is recognized and distinguished in The Top Attorneys of North America 2023-2024 edition. Louis E. Michelson Attorney

Louis Michelson is the founder of Louis E. Michelson, A Professional Corporation. His practice includes income tax planning, charitable giving and other federal, state and local taxation issues for individuals, corporations and tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Michelson advises public charities, private foundations, religious and educational organizations, and other nonprofit organizations on issues of formation, management, joint ventures, planned giving and bylaws, board governance and fiduciary. He also has extensive experience with income tax planning for business transactions and estate planning.

Mr. Michelson received his B.A. Degree, with general honors from the University of Chicago, his M.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University and his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in the State of California, the U.S. Tax Court and the United States District Court, Central District of California. Mr. Michelson is a member of the American Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.

Mr. Michelson is Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. He is also Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has served as Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California, as Co-Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.

In May 2001 he participated in the Los Angeles County/California State Bar delegation to the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury and staff of the Congressional tax committees in Washington D.C. to discuss proposed guidance, as set forth in a co-authored paper, “Getting Connected: Business and Politics of Charities on the Internet.” Together with other attorneys, he assisted in reviewing and suggesting revisions to portions of the California Attorney General’s Guide to Charities.

Mr. Michelson is a lecturer at UCLA Extension on tax issues for nonprofit organizations. He is also Adjunct Professor at David Nazarian College of Business and Economics California State University Northridge for a class on income taxation of trusts and estates. He has lectured for business and professional organizations and written articles on various federal and California tax topics.

Mr. Michelson holds the coveted AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and an AVVO Superb rating of 10.0 for excellence as a Top Tax Attorney.  Mr. Michelson received the Orange County Bar Association Tax Law Section Award in 2022. The Orange County Bar Association Tax Section Award is given annually to an individual based upon the impact of that individual’s cumulative and recent contributions to the tax community, both in Orange County, California and elsewhere and that individual’s reputation of adhering to highest standards of professionalism and ethics.Top Attorneys of North America

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.


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