“At Ater Wynne, our mix of people gives clients a lot of expertise to draw on. We’ve got attorneys who’ve been practicing in the same place for 35 years, and smart young attorneys. That makes us venerable, yet cutting edge. Together, we’re a group of COMPETENT, SUCCESSFUL, STRATEGIC ADVISORS.”

– Jonathan Ater, Partner Emeritus

Todd A. Mitchell

Managing Partner

Todd Mitchell is Managing Partner of Ater Wynne,  where he has practiced since 2011. Todd focuses  his practice on the representation of closely held and family-owned businesses in a variety of industry sectors including coffee, food products, transportation, apparel, restaurants and sporting goods companies. He also works with high-net worth individuals and family offices, as well as professional service firms such as engineers, architects and accountants. He takes an integrated and practical, common sense approach in helping clients strategically plan for the future while appropriately managing their legal risk in order to help them accomplish their short and long term business and personal goals.

Todd especially enjoys working with family-owned companies, companies going through a generational transition or a transition to professional management, or those looking to position their company for sale or growth through an equity event. In so doing he focuses on the client’s goals, working collaboratively with the client’s other professional advisors to make sure that the client or ownership group’s over-arching objectives are achieved.

Todd counsels his clients with respect to entity formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, product development and distribution, corporate finance, executive compensation and all manner of business concerns. Through his involvement in Multilaw, an international network of law firms, he has an extensive association of international legal contacts through which he is able to provide his clients competent and reliable legal representation in 60 countries and major commercial centers around the World.

Todd is experienced with litigation, and as outside general counsel to his clients, he regularly manages litigation matters involving business torts, shareholder disputes, freeze-out claims, trademark and copyright infringement and related matters. He also has substantial experience working with owners of closely-held businesses resolving governance disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, director deadlock and other corporate governance and partnership matters. He knows how litigation can be used to effectively move these disputes to resolution, and also when litigation would not be productive and a business solution will more quickly accomplish the client’s goals.

Todd is listed in Best Lawyers in America (Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law and Commercial Litigation), and has also been named to the Oregon Super Lawyers list from 2014 through 2017.


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