Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its New York office and global Corporate Department capabilities with the arrival of corporate partner Mitchell Presser. He joins the firm as a partner in its Mergers + Acquisitions and Private Equity Investments + Buyouts practices and will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Department.
Mitchell Presser brings to the firm 30 years of experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, with a heavy concentration on private equity transactions. 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 agriculture, food, financial services, industrials, insurance, sports and entertainment, energy and retail.
Mitchell was previously 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.
His joining Morrison & Foerster strengthens the firm’s already robust M&A and private equity global footprint and highlights the continued commitment to growth of the firm’s capabilities and growth in New York.