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. After moving to California after graduating from George Washington University, he graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with Juris Doctorate in 1976.
Listed in "Who's Who In America", Mr. Sussman has practiced real estate, bankruptcy, business and entertainment law in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Palm Springs, California since 1977.
He is a licensed real estate broker and former president of both the Orange County and Riverside County Bankruptcy sections and is a member of the California State Bar's litigation section.
Mitchell Sussman has lectured on the subject of bankruptcy and foreclosure since the early 1980s, 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.
He co-founded Raven Productions in 1984, a television production company producing shows for Travel Channel, PBS, ESPN, 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, which is now known as KVCR Desert Cities Public Television, seen over the air and on Time Warner cable, Channel 9.
Today he specializes in real estate, bankruptcy, business and entertainment litigation with an extensive number of business, real estate and entertainment clients.