About the Firm

Michael G. Prestia, attorney brings a special talent for negotiating, planning and obtaining beneficial legal results in a cost effective manner over a wide range of legal issues. We believe in advising our clients of the options available to achieve their goals.  We believe in acting upon solutions that reflect an understanding of our clients’ unique situations . Since 1983, we have provided clients with high quality, responsive and cost-effective legal service.

        MICHAEL G. PRESTIA  Attorney 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.Michael Prestia, Attorney at Law  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 Band of  Choctaw Indians v Holyfield 
  •   490 U.S. 30(1989)  on the Appellee Brief .  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


        For the Mississippi Startup  Business client in  2019  :

                          CARMELA SERVICES OPERATING  AGREEMENT                           Drafted for LLC Minority Members 

                          CARMELA SERVICES SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENT                     Drafted for Minority Shareholders 

                   Contributing  their services,experience,labor and skill  in exchange for an ownership.interest in an  LLC or Corporation     











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