Business Attorney. Strategic Thinker. College Football Fan.
Mr. Mitchell focuses his practice on corporate transactions and working with emerging and established businesses to provide strategic, growth-oriented legal advice, with practical in-house experience and public sector awareness. He has served as lead counsel on numerous venture capital financings, private equity raises, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and complex limited liability operating agreements.
As a small business lawyer, Mr. Mitchell has worked with hundreds of small business owners and founders, providing advice for their growth.
Mr. Mitchell served on the staff of Governor Gerald L. Baliles, focusing on economic development issues, and has served as a key political advisor to many Virginia elected officials, including former Governor Mark R. Warner.
He has also served as a director and advisor for numerous business and civic entities, including several privately held companies. Governor Warner and Governor Kaine both appointed him to the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges, where he was elected Chairman.
He recently served as President of the Blacksburg Country Club and is a past President of the Virginia Public Safety Foundation, where he served as Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the Public Safety Memorial, which has been constructed in Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Public Access Project and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Historic Smithfield, where he chairs the Development Committee.
He is a member of the Standing Committee on Legal Ethics of the Virginia State Bar and a member of the Business Law Section Council, Virginia Bar Association.
Specialties: Representing emerging growth companies in private financings, strategic relationships, general corporate issues, and mergers and acquisitions.