Ms Cynthia Mitchell > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10018-1405
United States

Work Department


Partner, Co-Chair of Health Care Real Estate & Finance Practice Group, and Co-Leader of Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Practice Group


Cynthia focuses on representing clients across the country in the acquisition and disposition of various types of commercial real property, including health care 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. She 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.

Cynthia is the co-chair of the firm’s Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals industry group. She has significant experience representing health care 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 US 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. Cynthia also represents lenders in health care industry in (permanent and bridge) mortgage, mezzanine, and receivables based loan transactions.

Cynthia has been named by The Legal 500 (Legalese Ltd.) as a Next Generation Lawyer in Real Estate since 2018 and has been recognized by The Legal 500 (Legalese Ltd.) in both the Real Estate category since 2017 and the Healthcare: Service Providers category since 2018. She was also selected as one of Real Estate Weekly’s (Hagedorn Publishing) Leading Ladies in 2018. Cynthia was jointly nominated by the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and Best Lawyers (Woodward/White Inc.) to the 2017 Women of Influence Awards. Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) named her as a Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New York in 2018.


Cynthia is the former president of the New York Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in the Law and continues to serve on the National Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Tri-State Local Advisory Board of Jumpstart, a nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood education.


  • JD, New York Law School

    Magna cum laude

  • BA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

(Next Generation Partners)

Cynthia MitchellSeyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s ‘thoughtful and experienced’ team is rated for its expertise in a range of areas, including construction and development projects, leasing deals, acquisitions and dispositions, and land use and zoning. Atlanta-based Paul Mattingly heads the department which is complemented by a dedicated data center services group that handles relevant development, leasing, finance and transaction matters. The team enjoys a strong reputation in public-private partnership projects and counts commercial and investment banks, public and private pension funds, owners and developers and institutional landlords among its client list. Another name to note is Cynthia Mitchell in New York, a ‘top-notch’ real estate advisor for clients involved in the healthcare industry.

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: advice to service providers

Seyfarth Shaw LLP handles matters such as contract negotiation and disputes, Medicaid bid protests, medical staff credentialing and peer review, HIPAA and antitrust compliance, and privacy and security, and often acts as outside general counsel. Clients have included non-profit and for-profit hospitals and health systems, academic medical and research institutions, behavioral health and home health providers, and independent practice associations. Houston-based Jesse Coleman has extensive experience in civil litigation, and co-chairs the practice with employment-focused Kristin McGurn in Boston and with Cynthia Mitchell in New York, who specializes in real estate transactions on behalf of healthcare clients.