John Mitchell focuses his practice on corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He represents publicly-traded companies in complying with SEC regulations, as well as Nasdaq and stock exchange listing and disclosure requirements.
He also advises their management and boards of directors on their fiduciary obligations and corporate governance issues. In connection with this representation, John counsels clients on investor relations, executive compensation, dealings with auditors, underwriters and financial advisors, and corporate ethics and insider trading compliance.
John’s representative transaction experience includes national and regional clients in IPOs and follow-on public offerings and in negotiated mergers, leveraged buyouts and strategic acquisitions. He also represents growing privately-held businesses in search of debt financing and private equity investors.
He has worked with clients of all sizes who wish to buy, sell or expand their businesses. John’s corporate experience includes new company formation, reorganizations, venture capital transactions, and partnership and limited liability company law. In addition, as part of his securities law practice, he assists our Tax, Employee Benefits, and Estate Planning sections with issues relating to the representation of public company founders and insiders.
He is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and participates in the work of its committees on corporate governance and on the federal regulation of securities. He is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and the Corporation, Finance and Securities Section of the District of Columbia Bar. In addition, he serves as chair of the Working Group to Reform the Washington, D.C. Business Organizations Code.
John earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1994. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in politics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1991. Before joining the firm, he was with Hofheimer Nusbaum, P.C., which merged with Williams Mullen in 2004.
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