Mitchell A. Capp

Associate;
Detroit
P: 248.220.1338
mcapp@mcdonaldhopkins.com

Mitch is a business lawyer who employs two invaluable assets he developed while working several years in the masonry trade: determination and grit. Mitch’s practice focuses on business counseling and litigation, both pro-actively and re-actively. Mitch leverages his broad based legal and business acumen to manage conflict and avoid litigation by identifying and managing risks before they become issues, minimizing costs and losses, and eliminating potential causes of problems. Mitch utilizes a team centered approach to educate clients on legal issue awareness and help clients achieve their strategic objectives. Mitch provides legal counseling on contractual questions, including contract drafting, negotiation, and enforcement; and risk transfer and avoidance. Mitch has extensive experience aggressively litigating contractual disputes, if it becomes necessary. Mitch is licensed in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, and has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Mitch also serves as chief legal counsel to a century old Detroit-based stone company in which he supervises corporate governance and business policies, and directly advises the board of directors and corporate officers on all legal matters.

Mitch earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with minors in Philosophy and Law, from Michigan State University. In addition, he has obtained program certificates in Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School. Mitch earned his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University of Illinois – Chicago School of Law, where he served on the Executive Board, as production editor of The John Marshall Law Review. While in law school, Mitch was a councilmember of the Moot Court Honors Council and a participant of the Intellectual Property Training Program in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Mitch has worked as a law clerk with the Circuit Court of Cook County, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

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