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Mitchell B. Stern

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  • Mitchell has been consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2006.


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1984

  • Publication Editor, Inter-American Law Review
  • Managing Editor, Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
  • Bar and Gavel Society
  • Honor Court

B.A., Michigan State University, 1980

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • Florida (Inactive Status), 1984

Mitchell B. Stern counsels clients in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, with an emphasis on commercial leasing.

In addition to representing clients in real estate sales, acquisitions, financing and construction, Mitchell’s primary area of practice involves the representation of tenants in leasing transactions for shopping centers (malls, outlets and strip centers), stores, offices, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, parking lots and garage facilities. Additionally, he regularly handles matters involving general business, corporate and commercial transactions.

In his many years of private practice, Mitchell has counseled clients extensively in the areas of employment law, trademarks and copyrights, entertainment law, and litigation. Mitchell has made several appearances on national television as a legal expert on CNBC's "Money Talk," and has served as a business and legal consultant to ABC News' "20/20."

Mitchell is the author of Buy Your Own Business: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Purchasing a Business You Can Make a Success, a book on becoming an entrepreneur in the 21st century. He was also a contributing author and small business editor for Beat the System, a consumer, legal and business book published in 1997. Mitchell has written extensively on issues involving real estate, business and personal finance for several major publications, including New York Magazine, Working Woman and Personal Finance Magazine. He was also the small business and legal affairs editor for AT&T Small Business Solutions, a quarterly journal published by Business Week for AT&T, and in that capacity, wrote numerous articles for would-be and established entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Prior to joining Olshan, Mitchell was a partner at Dreier LLP in the Real Estate Department. He has practiced in the real estate department at prominent law firms in Manhattan and Miami, and more recently, headed the real estate and transactional department at Gursky & Partners, LLP.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Represented several world-renowned name brand retailers in national leasing programs for retail store locations throughout the United States.
  • Represented multiple luxury fashion industry tenants in leasing of retail space in Soho and on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue in New York City, in East Hampton, NY, on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and in Los Angeles, Malibu and San Francisco in California, in South Beach in Florida, and on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Represented Global Apparel Company and Retailer in complex simultaneous transactions, for over 190,000 square feet of office/showroom headquarters space in midtown Manhattan and back-office space in New Jersey. The New Jersey transaction included significant tax incentives.
  • Represented clothing conglomerate in leasing of 225,000 square feet of office space in midtown Manhattan.
  • Represented sportswear designer in the lease of additional office and showroom space in the Flatiron district, making her the largest tenant in the building.
  • Represented tenant in leasing of corporate headquarters of approximately 175,000 square feet of office space in midtown Manhattan.
  • Represented sellers and purchasers of high-end residential real estate in New York City, Westchester and Long Island.
  • Represented television production company in leasing of production studio and office facility in connection with filming of television sitcom at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
  • Represented seller of residential apartment buildings in Brooklyn.
  • Represented seller of mixed-used buildings in Chelsea.

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