David L. Mitchell



  • Experienced in areas of general corporate law, commercial and corporate finance, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions and creditors’ rights and  corporate restructuring and bankruptcy.
  • Experienced in secured transactions and complex commercial and real estate financing transactions including more specialized transactions such as leveraged leasing and synthetic and master lease transactions and structured financing, including conduit mortgages loans.
  • Experienced in representing owners and lenders in real estate acquisition, development and leasing transactions.
  • Advises corporate and financial institution clients in a variety of transactional areas including capital formation and general corporate matters, acquisitions, commercial, corporate and real estate finance, and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.

Northstar Lawyer
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2016)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. (1973), Comment Editor of the Kansas Law Review
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., cum laude
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Past Chair of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Section

  • Bankruptcy / Debtor-Creditor Series: Debtor-Creditor Handbook
    Minnesota CLE (January 27, 2015)
  • Alternative Remedies for Secured Creditors — Non-Bankruptcy Sales by Debtor, Foreclosures, Receiverships and 363 Sales and Other Liquidation Events
    Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 4, 2012)
  • Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Series: Debtor-Creditor Handbook - Secured and Unsecured Creditors and Fraudulent Transfers (Webcast)
    Minnesota CLE (January 28, 2011)
  • Revised Article 9 at Age 8 - Growing Pains?
    Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 21, 2009)
  • Secured Transactions Update
    Minnesota CLE, Minnesota CLE Conference Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 4, 2008)
  • Remedies of a Secured Creditor Under Article 9 of the UCC
    Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 31, 2006)
  • Recurring lecturer
    Has taught and lectured in areas of commercial law including secured transactions, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, sales and letters of credit. (January 1, 2000)


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