Mitchell has focused his practice on real estate for more than two decades. He regularly represents investors in real estate joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, and workouts throughout the United States. Mitchell has significant experience representing both lenders and borrowers in connection with mortgage and mezzanine financing. He also regularly serves as landlord and tenant counsel for owners and tenants of office buildings, mixed-use projects, data centers, and specialty industrial/warehouse properties.
Representative of Mitchell’s work is his representation of a Tokyo-based investor in greater than 20 joint venture transactions involving the ground-up development through disposition of student housing projects in 12 states, including two projects in Chicago with historic tax credit financing elements. Another example is his representation of a U.S. pension fund in a joint venture with a big-3 health care REIT for 78 medical office buildings in 13 states. For this investment, Mitchell provided life-cycle investment representation for more than a decade, including development of supplemental buildings, handling four different mortgage (ground lease and fee) lenders, and multiple refinancings.
Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Mitchell was a partner in the Los Angeles office of a global law firm for 12 years. He earned both his J.D. and a Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. In addition, he holds an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado. Before attending law school, Mitchell was the recipient of a State of New Jersey Governor’s Fellowship under Governor Thomas Kean and Governor James Florio.