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Practice Areas Technology
Mergers and Acquisitions
Banking and Financial Institutions
Corporate & Securities
Restaurants and Food Service
Mitchell D. Goldsmith concentrates his practice in the areas of federal and state regulation of securities, corporate finance, general corporate representation, and real estate development and syndication.
His securities practice has led to the successful structuring and placement of numerous debt and equity offerings in both the public and private markets for clients in a diverse array of industries.
Mitchell gives particular emphasis to “value-added” efforts in introducing clients to sources of finance and business opportunities. His closely related activities include the financing of start-up and emerging growth businesses, including venture capital, public offerings, registered direct offerings and PIPE financings. Mitchell provides all aspects of general corporate counseling for these and more-established operating entities. He has also represented a variety of banking institutions in their lending efforts.
JD, 1978, University of Chicago Law School
BA, 1975, University of Pennsylvania, Economics, summa cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)
- Past President and Director
Illinois Venture Capital Association
Mitchell has been awarded an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. He was named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois.
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
Mitchell is a speaker in the areas of securities transactions and real estate finance, and has written a number of articles on these topics.
Corporate Securities and M&A Engagements
Led Nasdaq IPO of leading Internet e-tailer in $132 million offering.
Represented China-based urological pharmaceutical firm in one of the largest China-based sales to a bulge bracket U.K. pharma firm, more than doubling their presence in China, and simultaneous spin-off of a separate allergy-testing subsidiary to a second major European-based pharma firm; prior representation of the Company in a syndicated notes offering.
Represented OTC BB provider of network telecom integration services in acquisition of former public company funded through $8.5 million senior credit and $10.5 million convertible debt PIPE offering, as follow on to $19 million PIPE convertible debt offering and $21 million prior equity PIPE offering, and $10.5 million subordinated debt facility used to fund three prior separate acquisitions and integration of entities.
Represented ethernet -based telecom company in $8 million Series "A" Preferred and $15 million Series "B" Preferred stock financings.
Represented middle-market hedge fund in its capitalization of and purchase of controlling interest in the largest internet-based e-tailer of equipment and apparel to the mixed martial arts industry.
Represented AMEX provider of Internet advertising services and search engine optimization services in two PIPE offerings used to fund strategic acquisitions; follow-up registration of privately placed shares.
Represented anticancer biotech company in Series “C” and Series “D” Preferred stock equity financings in private placement of approximately $20 million. Represented subsidiary bioterrorism entity in $4 million Series “B” Preferred offering and in subsequent merger back into biotech company.
Represented China-based pharmaceutical company specializing in urological products in $6 million syndicated notes financing to broker-dealer network.
Represented bank holding company in connection with start up and follow-on equity raises ($15 million) and structuring of de novo bank transaction.
Represented discount coupon internet company in star up units offering of Debt with Common Stock.
Represented publicly traded shell company in connection with PIPE equity offering and acquisition of telecom data cleansing company.
Represented publicly traded shell company in equity offering and acquisition of affluence-based Internet social network.
Represented local angel network in separate capital raises to fund eight investments in high tech start up enterprises.
Represented electronic shelf label software and hardware company in acquisition of assets, bridge financing, Series “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” Preferred financing rounds.
Represented electronics power conditioning company with “A” and “B” rounds of financing for patented products, including significant energy savings in cash register and data center space.
Represented DC-to-DC power supply manufacturer in $6 million Series “A” Preferred and $4 million Series “AA” Preferred private placements.
Represented developer and manufacturer of wireless credit card processing equipment in “A” angel round and “B” round of convertible preferred stock venture investment ($7 million).
Represented energy recovery ventilation company in Series “A” offering of start-up financing.
Represented small hedge fund in connection with $5 million capital raise to fund early and middle market financings with view toward public company exit.
Represented developer of manufacturer of GPS denied tracking equipment of high end gas sensor equipment in connection with debt and equity financings.
Real Estate Securities Engagements
Represented cold storage warehouse developer in “A” financing, acquisition, and development of 240,000-square-foot facility, refinancing, and 50,000-square-foot add on affiliated logistics company and start up of affiliated logistics company.
Represented airport developer in equity raise ($20 million and two $7.5 million add-ons) to fund development of first for-profit private airport in over 25 years.
Represented major Midwest apartment owner in $20 million syndication to acquire additional apartment complexes.
Represented developer in connection with acquisition of 48-acre parcel within Chicago limits and joint venture with leading industrial REIT for development of spec buildings.
Represented industrial real estate developer in joint venture refinancing of 1 million- square-foot portfolio and financing for 2 million square feet of add-on acquisitions.
Represented hotel developer in $15 million equity syndication and add-on $7 million equitiy syndication for construction of third hotel in local market (to supplement prior two hotel development syndications).
Represented apartment operator in recent syndication to fund buyout of ownership in two Midwestern apartment complexes.
Represented Las Vegas based shopping center developer in sale of three regional malls to independent REIT, coupled with hedging transaction to generate immediate funds while preserving tax-free status of the transaction.