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David R. Mitchell

Of Counsel




Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002

Wayne State University, B.S. 1997

Bar Admissions

David Mitchell represents financial institutions in deals of varying size and complexity in Michigan, California and throughout the United States.

His experience includes negotiating intercreditor agreements, secured and unsecured transactions, aviation financing, the issuance of letters of credit in support of tax-exempt financing and the purchase of tax-exempt bonds by banks. David has closed transactions with borrowers in industries including health care, senior living, manufacturing, technology, aviation and wine. He is able to focus the client on the issues that are important, allowing the client to negotiate deals that satisfy the customer while ensuring the client is protected. Because he sees a variety of types of deals, David can judge the type of negotiation and documentation that is appropriate for each deal.

Representative Matters

A bank was financing the redevelopment of an historic residential property in which the land was governed by a development agreement with the city. The city's form of development agreement would have put the bank in an unfavorable position, but the city was unwilling to agree to the bank's terms. David was able to negotiate an agreement with the city that protected the bank and enabled the development to move forward.


Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law 2013-present

Michigan Super Lawyers, Banking, Rising Star 2008-2012

Detroit Regional Chamber, Leadership Detroit Class XXX, 2008-09

Wayne State University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of California

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Greater Corktown Development Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, President, 2005-2009; Board Member

Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, Treasurer