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Michael G. Prestia, Michael Prestia International Lawyers

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Michael Prestia International Lawyers Work PO Box 1928 Gulfport, Mississippi 39502 USA Work Phone: (228) 868-6609 Work Fax: (228) 868-6695 Website: Michael Prestia International Lawyers

Michael G. Prestia has  over 30  years of experience in litigation and transactional matters and has successfully litigated numerous cases in  State and Federal Courts throughout the state of Mississippi,the United States and International courts, representing  individuals, entrepreneurs,Contractors, Franchisors and Franchisees,Distributors , Dealers  and business entities in connection with a variety of complex legal matters and issues. Michael G. Prestia Attorney  has an established reputation in the legal community for obtaining successful results for his clients.  offices are located   across  from the Harrison County Mississippi Courthouse,   and  walking distance from the U.S.  Federal District Courthouse  Southern District


  • J.D. Mississippi College School of Law , Jackson, Mississippi
  •  LLM Candidate  Tax Law at Villanova University Law School; 2017-2019
  • B.S. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana
  • De La Salle High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Born: New Orleans, Louisiana


  • Mississippi Bar  1982
  • Texas Bar   admitted    1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Supreme Court       Mississippi Choctaw Indians v Holyfield 490 U.S. 30(1989)  on the Appelle Brief .  Supreme Court reversed 6-3

Professional Law Associations & Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Texas Bar  Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference Association.
  • ABA Forum on Franchising,
  • American Bar Association section on Taxation and  Intellectual Property
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Mississippi Bar /  Business,Real Property Trust   Estates Law Sections,Taxation,Intellectual, Labor Health  Law  Section
  • Texas Bar  Construction Law Section
  • Texas Bar Intellectual Property  Law Section
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Law Review Mississippi College School of Law
  • Subcontactors  and Suppliers Alliance of Mississippi
  • Inter-American Bar Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Gulfport Business Club
  • Rotary Club  Gulfport Orange-Grove , Paul Harris Fellow, Charter Member, Board of Directors,
  • International Trade Club of Mississippi, former President and Board of Directors member  Import and Export organization
  • World Trade Center New Orleans
  • Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association

Publications: The Partnership Lawyer  :  I.R.C. Section 1061 Three year Holding Period Requirement  Mississippi Business Journal  July19, 2018

The Partnership  Lawyer  : Changing to C Corp  ? Not so Fast ! Sec. 199A  New Cut and Jobs  Act,The Gazabo Gazette November 16, 2018

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PO Box 1928 Gulfport, Mississippi 39502 USA