Mitchell M. Brand

Biography

Mitchell Brand provides legal representation to commercial finance companies, banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, and other institutional and individual investors on a wide range of matters, including general corporate lending; leveraged finance; structured finance; asset-based and cash flow lending; second-lien, mezzanine, and unitranche loans; debtor-in-possession financings; Chapter 11 exit financings; debt restructurings; and loan workouts.

He regularly handles transactions involving working capital or acquisitions, assets in other countries, and asset-based or cash flow facilities. He represents clients in a variety of industries, including energy, oil, and gas; healthcare and hospitals; manufacturers and distributors of steel, automotive parts, chemicals, consumer products, and apparel; retailers; retail and wholesale grocery and food distributors; agricultural suppliers; government contractors; airlines; life insurance; finance companies; shipping, package, and cargo delivery companies; and technology and telecommunications.

Mitch also represents hedge funds, private equity firms and family offices in special situations dealing with side pocket investments, illiquid or troubled debt and/or equity investments, restructuring distressed equity and/or debt transactions, acquisition financing, and distressed debt investing. In addition, he counsels clients regarding partner disputes and investor redemptions; conducts fraud investigations; and advises with respect to bankruptcy matters, including purchase of assets, bankruptcy financing, and claim purchases.

He regularly serves as a speaker at leading industry events, notably the Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference sponsored by the Foundation for Accounting Education where he has presented on "A Practical Guide to Dealing with Troubled Investments" and "Private Equity Operational Considerations and Best Practices."

During law school, Mitch was the editor-in-chief of the Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law.

Affiliations

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Union College, BS, summa cum laude
  • Emory University School of Law, JD