Cynthia J. Mitchell is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and a co-chair of the firm’s Health Law practice group and co-lead of 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.
She is the immediate past-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 and co-chair the NY Membership Committee. 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.
- J.D., New York Law School (2002)
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1998)
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law – New York Chapter, President’s Council, National Board of Directors and co-chair of the NY Membership Committee
- Jumpstart, Tri-State Local Advisory Board
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