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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

620 8TH AVENUE, 32ND FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10018-1405, USA
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Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London and 9 more

Cynthia Mitchell

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Real Estate; Real Estate Development; Real Estate Leasing; Real Estate Pension Fund, Institutional Investor and Private Equity; Real Estate Retail; Health Law; Health Care Real Estate & Finance; Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions; Structured & Real Estate Finance; Retail


Partner and Co-Chair of Healthcare Department


Cynthia J. Mitchell is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and co-leads the firm’s national Health Care Real Estate & Finance practice. Ms. Mitchell focuses on representing clients across the country in the acquisition and disposition of various types of commercial real property, including healthcare facilities, office buildings, industrial properties, and mixed-use apartment buildings, and on the real estate-related aspects of transactions pertaining to corporate sales, acquisitions, and mergers. Ms. Mitchell also represents landlords and tenants in commercial use and commercial lease transactions, and lenders and borrowers in real estate finance matters. She has also done a substantial amount of work in the area of public housing development privatizations, including the withdrawal of several Mitchell-Lama projects from the Mitchell-Lama Housing Program and the conversion of Mitchell-Lama projects into condominiums or cooperative corporations.
Ms. Mitchell has significant experience representing healthcare clients in real estate transactions, with a focus on skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and long-term acute care hospitals. She advises her clients in the acquisition and disposition of the assets, as well as, obtaining mortgage financing through a variety of different channels, including, permanent financing sources, Bridge-to-HUD loans and financing insured through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These transactions often involve assisting the client with other loan structures, including accounts receivables financing and alternate forms of subordinate debt.
Ms. Mitchell was named one of New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Real Estate in 2012. She is the President of the New York Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in the Law and serves on both the New York Regional Board and the National Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Tri-State Local Advisory Board of Jumpstart, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on early childhood education.


American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; American Health Lawyers Association; Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law - New York Chapter, President, Regional Board of Directors, National Board of Directors; Jumpstart, Tri-State Local Advisory Board


J.D., New York Law School (2002) magna cum laude; B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1998)

United States

Real estate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Cynthia Mitchell - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Real estate

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is ‘excellent at solving deal issues from start to finish’ and provides ‘diligent efforts with common sense solutions’, advising on a range of matters including M&A, construction, finance, environmental issues, joint ventures, fund formation, development, leasing, land use and zoning and real estate litigation. The firm acts for commercial and investment banks, public and private pension funds, life insurance companies, developers, big-box retailers and institutional landlords. Los Angeles-based Richard Mendelson advised John Hancock Life Insurance Company on various matters including a $500m loan and acquisition of four properties, while New York-based John Napoli advised Workspace Property Trust on a $1.28bn loan from JP Morgan Chase. Peter Korda co-chairs the firm’s national structured and real estate finance practice group and the New York real estate department. Boston-based Andrew Shure and Eric Greenberg are also recommended, alongside Washington DC-based Thomas Galli and Cynthia Mitchell in New York. Robin Freeman and Mitchell co-lead the firm’s healthcare real estate and finance practice, Freeman is also chair of the San Francisco real estate department. In March 2018 Michael Rechtin joined the Chicago office from Baker McKenzie LLP and now chairs the firm's data center services practice group.

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United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

Seyfarth Shaw LLP's client roster includes hospitals, health systems, academic and research institutions, as well as physician groups, emergency centers and behavioral and home health providers. The firm advises on contract negotiations, professional liability claims, transactions, anti-kickback and False Claims Act disputes, data privacy issues and other types of regulatory advice and defense. Houston-based partner Jesse Coleman represented Memorial Hermann Health System as defendant against defamation, fraud and tortious interference claims made by a member of the medical staff, while another highlight was Century City-based Douglas Mancino's work for Intermountain Healthcare on the establishment of generic drug company Civica Rx. Real estate lawyer Cynthia Mitchell in New York and employment partner Kristin McGurn in Boston also specialize in healthcare-related matters.

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