Paul A. Mitchell
- Canada-U.S. Cross Border
- Corporate & Securities
- Franchising and Licensing
- Intellectual Property
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Equity
Attorney Paul A. Mitchell is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP in Buffalo.
Throughout Mr. Mitchell’s legal career, he has focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, fund formations, complex corporate transactions and technology licensing. He assists venture capital firms with investments in young technology companies, including the negotiation and preparation of stock purchase agreements, certificates of incorporation, shareholders agreements and voting rights agreements.
When working with entrepreneurs and start-up companies, Mr. Mitchell uses his extensive business background, which includes being the President of a small service company, the Assistant General Counsel for a public children’s toy manufacturer and General Counsel for a technology start-up that raised $90 million in venture capital and debt financing, to advise and assist with capital raising and growing company issues.
In his mergers and acquisition practice, Mr. Mitchell counsels many serial entrepreneurs. He has overseen a broad range of transactions, from the purchase of a small consignment store to a $580 million transaction involving the sale of a private family business to a public company.
Mr. Mitchell also counsels real estate developers in forming partnerships or limited liability companies and negotiating private equity investments and real estate development and management agreements. He also advises property owners on entity structuring for bankruptcy remoteness in connection with commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans.
Additionally, Mr. Mitchell focuses on software and technology licensing. He frequently drafts Software as a Service (Saas) and intellectual property licenses for the firm’s clients.
Mr. Mitchell’s broad experience as a private practice attorney, in-house counsel and entrepreneur provides him with a unique perspective when counseling the firm’s clients.
He is affiliated with the Erie County Bar Association, New York Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Admitted to Practice
- New York
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America© (2016 - 2019)
- American Chemical Society, member
- Buffalo Niagara Partnership, CanAm Council
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Fourteen Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Attorneys Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America©" 2019 Edition
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been honored in the 2019 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced it has been ranked by Chambers USA 2018 in Band 3 for both Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions – Upstate New York and Litigation: General Commercial – Upstate New York, and is listed as a Recognized Practice for Real Estate – Upstate New York.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Twelve Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Attorneys Recognized In “The Best Lawyers In America©” 2018
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that 12 of the firm’s attorneys have been honored in the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Partner Raymond L. Fink has also been named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" in … More »
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that eight of its attorneys have been honored in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional … More »
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Announces New Leaders of Litigation, Corporate and Labor Practice Groups
Firm continues restructuring to meet growth and needs of clients BUFFALO, NY – As a result of the continued growth and expansion of its legal services, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announces new leaders of the firm’s litigation, corporate and labor practice groups.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Firm’s attorneys receive high honors among peers across the country BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that several of its attorneys have been honored in the 2016 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” “Best Lawyers” compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive … More »