Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) October 23, 2009 -- Valensi Rose, PLC is pleased to announce that Michael R. Morris was named one of the top tax attorneys in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal as part of its published list of L.A.âs Top 100 Lawyers of 2009.
âIâm honored to be selected as one of the top tax lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal,â said Mr. Morris. âIâm surprised and delighted by this designation.â
As a former trial lawyer for the IRS and a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, Mr. Morris has blended his tax law expertise and his passion for music and entertainment into a practice that is unique. His practice areas are tax controversy and transactional matters, estate planning, music, entertainment and general business law.
The entertainment industry is a niche in which Michael has developed a strong base of loyal clients. While attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he worked at a jazz club and regularly wrote music articles for local publications. When he eventually moved to Los Angeles, it was natural for him to find clients in the music industry.
His interest in music and years of serving clients in entertainment has gained him a solid reputation for providing business solutions in areas such as copyright and contractual matters. He has also served as the president of the California Copyright Conference.
His entertainment industry clients have included post production houses, industry executives of major studios, talent agents, composers, record labels, production companies and Grammy winners. Among his recording artist clients are La Toya Jackson, Alice Cooper, Spencer Day, Kurt Elling and Ministry.
Although Mr. Morrisâ core competency is within the tax and entertainment arena, his clientele covers a wide range of businesses. He has the distinction of being named a âSuper Lawyerâ among Southern California lawyers for 2006-2009. He writes and speaks regularly on matters pertaining to tax and music and has frequently appeared before business and professional groups that welcome the combination of his business, legal tax and entertainment perspectives.
He received his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was awarded the prestigious Order of the Coif and wrote for the Arizona Law Review.
About Valensi Rose, PLC: Established in 1952, Valensi Rose, PLC is a full-service business law firm providing its clients with the broad range of legal services needed in a complex business environment. The firm is AVÂ® rated by Martindale Hubbell (its highest rating). The firm's practice areas include: federal, state and international tax planning and litigation; estate planning and probate; civil litigation, family law, real estate; business and corporate law; non-profit law; labor and employment law; and music, entertainment and intellectual property law. For more information please visit http://www.vrmlaw.com