Mitchell P. Portnoy


New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6135
Business Fax: 212.704.5964


Mitch Portnoy represents lenders and borrowers, in a wide variety of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured single lender, club and syndicated commercial lending, asset based lending, asset securitizations, real estate financing, mezzanine financing, debtor-in-possession financing, trust indentures, private banking transactions, and workouts, ranging from straightforward transactions several million dollars in size to sophisticated transactions involving hundreds of millions of dollars or more. Mitch also lectures on guaranty and related suretyship issues.

Mitch also has more than 20 years' experience in counseling clients, within the United States and elsewhere, regarding the United States Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust premerger notification requirements, including both the evaluation of applicability and any resulting compliance obligations. Mitch also participates in the analysis and compliance applicable to premerger notification in jurisdictions outside the United States.

Mitch also has considerable experience in general corporate matters, including legal opinion issues.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Troutman Sanders Opinion Committee
  • Troutman Sanders Associate Review Committee
  • Certified Youth Soccer Referee

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2005-present
  • Partner, Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin LLP, 2001-2004
  • Partner, Parker Chapin LLP, 1993-2000
  • Associate, Parker Chapin LLP, 1983-1992



  • Boston College, J.D., cum laude, 1983
    Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts