Linda M. Mitchell

Linda M. Mitchell

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602.734.3853 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Ms. Mitchell is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on real estate transactions and debt and equity financing transactions. Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Ms. Mitchell was Vice President and General Counsel for America West Airlines (now American Airlines). In this capacity, Ms. Mitchell was responsible for management and oversight of the company’s legal affairs, compliance programs, risk management and insurance programs, corporate real estate and airport facilities. As a member of the senior management team at America West, she played a key role in the restructuring of the company’s debt obligations, aircraft financing and capital structure after September 11, 2001, in connection with America West’s government guaranteed loan.

Prior to joining America West Airlines, Ms. Mitchell practiced in the real estate and transactional areas at Squire Sanders & Dempsey in Phoenix, and Hopkins & Sutter in Chicago.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Illinois, Inactive, 1987
  • Homeward Bound, Board of Directors
  • Fairways to Hope, Co-Founder, a non-profit charitable organization which raises funds for women and children's programs in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
  • Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women, Member and Past President

Representative Matters

  • Represented institutional national client in acquiring and disposing of developed and underdeveloped multifamily residential, commercial and retail real estate.
  • Represented institutional investment client in structuring real estate joint venture transactions and related equity investments.
  • Represented national conduit lender in making mortgage loans secured by commercial retail, industrial, multi-family residential and hotel properties.
  • Represented institutional investor in negotiating sale leaseback financing for office and retail properties.
  • Represented national REIT in the acquisition, disposition and financing of single tenant properties.
  • Represented borrowers and lenders in real estate finance transactions and workout/restructure of real estate and commercial loans.
  • Represented one of the largest community college districts in the country in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate and facilities.
  • Represented national restaurant company in negotiation of commercial leases, sale leaseback financings and related development issues.
  • Represented national healthcare provider in negotiation of commercial leases and sale leaseback financings.
  • Represented large single family homebuilder in connection with land acquisition and development matters.


  • The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Real Estate Law, 2009-2021
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers - Construction, Real Estate Law, 2010

Other Info


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1987
M.B.A., Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, 1984
B.A., St. Lawrence University, 1980

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1991