Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Brandeis University, 1977


  • Chair, United Friends of the Children
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Mitchell Evall


Mitch Evall is partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate group. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, development and asset management transactions. Mitch’s clients include a number of the major motion picture studios, theatre chains, investment banks, real property developers and retailers. Mitch has been involved in a number of high-profile corporate relocations, as well as the start-up and winding down of numerous national businesses. Additionally, Mitch has consulted on sizable projects in New York and throughout the southwestern and western United States.

Prior to joining Venable, Mitch was the managing partner of a "boutique" law firm in Beverly Hills. In 2008, Mitch was named one of Lawdragon’s "100 Managing Partners You Need to Know."

Mitch is also the immediate past Chairman, and a twenty-five-plus year member, of the Board of Directors of United Friends of the Children, a charitable organization devoted to improving the lives of foster children in Los Angeles County, both while they are in the foster care system and as they “age out” of that system.

Mitch received his B.A. from Brandeis University, magna cum laude with honors in 1977, and received his J.D. from Columbia University in 1980.

Significant Matters

  • Representation of the seller in the sale of a high profile shopping center for in excess of $1 billion.
  • Representation of the borrower in connection with the $600 million refinancing of a major Las Vegas shopping center.
  • Representation of a major theatre in connection with the purchase of naming rights by a multinational electronics firm.
  • Representation of a purchaser in connection with an acquisition of major office buildings and office parks.
  • Representation of a tenant in a 450,000 square foot office lease.
  • Representation of a seller in connection with its sale of a major motion picture
    theatre chain.
  • Representation of a national retailer in connection with the start-up of its
    company, as well as in connection with its leasing of over 150 retail sites.
  • Representation of an investment bank in connection with its making of mezzanine
    and participating financing for high-end, mixed-use projects throughout the
    southwestern United States.
  • Representation of the owner of a national chain of stores in connection with the
    exit negotiations of all of its leaseholds throughout the southwestern United
  • Representation of a tenant in connection with the relocation of its headquarters.
  • Representation of a buyer in connection with its purchase of a major motion
    picture theatre chain.