“ Distinguishes himself with expertise in private equity. Especially food and agricultural investing. Legal 500 US 2016
Mitchell Presser is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Corporate Department of over 400 lawyers. He advises on high-profile global public and private mergers and acquisitions, with a heavy concentration on private equity transactions. Mitchell is also co-chair of our global AgTech + Food Industry practice.
Clients across wide-ranging sectors call on Mitchell for his vast experience, as both a lawyer and a principal, executing high-profile M&A and private equity transactions that lead to successful outcomes. He has worked across asset classes, including, but not limited to, agriculture, food, financial services, industrials, insurance, sports and entertainment, energy and retail.
Mitchell was a founding partner of Paine Schwartz Partners (formerly Paine & Partners), a leading U.S. private equity firm managing a $1.2 billion fund focused on investing in food and agriculture. Having served as an investor for more than eight years, Mitchell’s understanding of both the legal and business environments enables him to provide a unique perspective to clients.
Mitchell has been recognized as a top lawyer by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US. He is a faculty member and lecturer of law at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. Mitchell has served as member of the Board of Directors for privately-held and public companies.
Pivotal Investment Corporation II, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, on its merger with XL Fleet, a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets.