Attorney Paul A. Mitchell is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Team at Lippes Mathias 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.

  • New York
  • Connecticut

  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D.
  • Cornell University

Honors & Awards
  •  The Best Lawyers in America© (2016 - 2023)
  • Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner, Litigation: General Commercial (Upstate New York)

Community Involvement
  • American Chemical Society, member
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership, CanAm Council 

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