Founder & Senior Associate
1053 S. Palm Canyon Drive
California | 92264
2901 W. Coast Highway
California | 92663
California Bar, 1977 | Status: Active
California Department of Real Estate, 1980 | Status: Active
Mitchell Reed Sussman is the leading consumer advocate of Timeshare Exit, Timeshare Cancellation and Timeshare litigation in the United States having successfully prosecuted actions against the world's largest timeshare companies. His office has gained the release of tens of thousands of timeshare owners from the burdens of timeshare ownership.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1973. 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, business and entertainment law in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California since 1977. He is a licensed real estate broker and former member both the Orange County and Riverside County Bankruptcy sections and is currently a member of the California State Bar's litigation section. He has served as a panel member for the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Benjamin Crocker Seminar for lawyers on the subject of real estate and bankruptcy.
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. Known as KVCR Desert Cities Public Television the television station owned by his company is seen over the air and on Time Warner cable, channel 9 throughout Coachella Valley. Today he specializes in real estate, bankruptcy, business and entertainment litigation with a long list of business, real estate and entertainment clients.
Education & Notable Cases
Awards & Publications
Pepperdine School of Law
George Washington University
B.A. Business Administration
SColour Concepts v. Palmieri
Outcome: $540,000.00 award for client
Estate of Ross
Outcome: $25,000,000.00 award for client
Shallenberger v. Ravenna
Outcome: Verdict for client
Syber Sales v. Slayen
Outcome: Appellate reversal of court order in favor of client
Bowers v. Weiss,
Outcome: Judgement for client quieting title and for damages
Top Litigator | Palm Springs Life 2015
Top Lawyers | OC Metro Magazine 2015
Top Real Estate Attorney | Palm Springs Life 2015
"The Many ways to Be Relieved of Your Timeshare Obligations" Ezine Articles, 2013
"Protecting Tenants from Foreclosure" Niche Report for Real Estate Brokers, 2012
"Bankruptcy and the Automatic Stay" Helping Articles, 2012
"Can I Eliminate My Second Mortgage in Bankruptcy?" HG, 2011
General Counsel, CM Auomotive Systems
1986 - Present
General Counsel, Ricco's Inc.
1988 - Present
Vice President, Raven Productions LLC
1989 - Present
General Counsel, CM International Trading
1990 - Present
Manager, PSTV Partners LLC
1998 - Present
General Counsel, Color Concepts Inc.
1995 - 2008
Counsel, CA Council for Problem Gambling
2002 - 2006
General Counsel, Textek Inc.
1996 - 2005
Head of Litigation, Sun Presentations
1989 - 1998
Head of Litigation, Prudential Real Estate Moreno Valley & Riverside Valley
1984 - 1996
We are very pleased with the prompt and swift service of Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates. They were able to obtain a release from our timeshare nightmare in a very short period of time. We highly recommend these attorneys. Thank you so much for all of your company's help. The release of the timeshare helped us get our lives back. We are beyond grateful for the services and promptness on the matter. If we know of anyone going through these same issues, we will definitely recommend them to you. Thank you again.
Finally! We are very pleased with Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates. They did what 2 other companies we hired to do. They were good on their word and fulfilled their promise. Thank you all for helping us become timeshare free. It is well worth the fee in comparison to paying the fees for a timeshare for the rest of your life and on your children's lives. If I come across anyone that wants to get out of a timeshare, I will send them your way. Thanks for all of your help. I appreciate the honest service. You did what you said you would do, that is amazing in this world today. This was the most painless process ever. I did not receive one phone call or any type of contact from the timeshare during the process. I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends that need help as I did.
The Newport Beach Real Estate Attorneys represented me in dispute with my HOA that initially upheld a neighbor's complaint against me, and even called the cops on me over my new choice of paint color for the exterior of my house.
It's not a glaring bright purple paint either. Just a little different from the other homes next to me. I like it and paid hard-earned money to get it have done. The police can be called by the HOA or complaining neighbor to enforce some rules, like driving too fast down or having a loud party all night. BUT, they called the cops and harassed me for my paint color! CRAZY. The Newport Beach Real Estate Attorneys slapped down and schooled my HOA and they backed off, apologized for taking the side of the complaining neighbor, and scheduled a meeting to "go over my color choice." Good news -- I talked them into letting me keep the paint job as I have it.
It is such a relief to not have the timeshare anymore! We found the attorneys at Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates to be honest with us about what they could and couldn't do and about how long it would take. The process was easy. They were prompt in their communications with us. Overall, it was a pretty painless process that has given us great peace of mind. Thank you for the work you do. I had no idea I was signing myself, my kids and my grandkids yet to be born to a lifetime of monthly bills when I "bought" a time share. Thank you for ensuring that the whole truth is told and disreputable companies are held accountable. It is such a relief to be free.