Thomas C. Mitchell


Thomas Mitchell, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Restructuring Group.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, creditors’ rights and commercial law.

He has represented secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and others in bankruptcies and workouts in a variety of industries, including technology, rail transportation, air transportation, securities trading, commodities trading, supermarket, automobile sales, construction, retailing, convenience store, health care, telecommunications, film and television production, restaurant, home construction, real estate development and equipment manufacturing.

He also has extensive experience in the structuring of asset securitization transactions to resolve bankruptcy and commercial law issues, representing issuers, underwriters and credit enhancers with respect to many asset types, including mortgage loans (residential and commercial, U.S. and foreign), credit cards (secured and unsecured), trade receivables (U.S. and foreign), tobacco settlement payments, attorneys’ fee payments in connection with the tobacco settlement, home equity loans, auto loans, time share loans, excess servicing fees, manufactured home loans, delinquent property tax receivables, aircraft leases, home relocation receivables, defaulted receivables, electric utility stranded costs, franchise loans, dealer floorplan loans, equipment leases, mutual fund fees, limited partnership interests, bank funds flows, annuity fees, health care receivables, insured student loans, repackaged securities, viatical loans and insurance premium receivables.  In addition, Mr. Mitchell has been responsible for commercial law and bankruptcy structuring of collateralized debt obligations, municipal derivatives, lease to service contracts, Indian tribe financings and a wide variety of public finance transactions and project finance transactions. He also represents borrowers and lenders in secured transactions.

Thomas Mitchell
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1985
  • A.B., with highest honors, Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley
  • Editor and Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law Review, 1983–1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985-1986
  • American Bar Association
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

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