Michael B. Luftman

Michael B. Luftman

Of Counsel

555 S. Flower Street
30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 891-0351


Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
B.S. Economics with a major in accounting, 1966

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
M.S., Accounting, 1967

Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
J.D., 1973
  • Dean’s List (all semesters)


Practice Areas


Mike Luftman joined Parker Milliken in 2018 in an of counsel capacity. Mike Luftman's practice emphasizes tax planning for owners of privately held businesses, high net worth individuals and professionals. He has extensive experience with all types of estate and gift tax matters, including succession planning for privately held businesses, charitable gifting, private foundations, limited partnerships, pension planning, asset protection planning, and probate and trust administration proceedings and the related tax work. Mike is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law as designated by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mike's tax controversy experience includes being involved in many administrative appeals or tax court matters at the federal and state levels concerning income tax, estate tax, employment tax, sales tax and property tax issues. He has also served as an expert witness.

Mike is active in various bar associations with regard to tax, estate planning, and probate matters. Mike worked with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he was Chairman of the Death and Gift Tax Subsection of the Tax Section, was a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section and served on the Executive Committee of the Probate and Trust Section. He has been a lecturer at many presentations over the years including engagement for the University of Southern California Master of Business Tax Program and the California Continuing Education of the Bar in the areas of Tax, Probate, and Estate Planning.

Honors:
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2013 – 2018
  • AV® Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005 – 2018
  • Mike is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law of the California Board of Legal Specialization.