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Geoffrey S. Mitchell LLC, is a private law firm with its principal office in Annapolis, Maryland. Mitchell is an accomplished attorney admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mitchell has extensive experience in international and domestic legal and business issues both as corporate general counsel and as a partner in major law firms.Read more
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I continually receive certain questions from clients over and over again. From time to time in this section I will add short articles or blurbs that you may find helpful.
The first two items below deal with offshore sheltering of funds in the hope these funds and the earnings thereon will not be subject to U.S. Tax. The second item deals with the perennial issue of how does a single-member LLC (or any LLC for that matter) conduct its business so that the members do not become liable for the debts of the LLC.Read more
Since 1984 Mitchell has held the highest rating of “AV” for professional excellence granted by Martindale Hubble. This rating represents the “Highest Possible Peer Review Rating In Legal Ability and Ethical Standards” earned through the Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal rating resource.
In 2010 Mitchell was selected by his peers as a “Leading Business Lawyer” as featured in the May 2010 edition of “What’s Up? Annapolis” magazine.
Mitchell is a career-long member of the Business Section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the United States Supreme Court.
Mitchell is a member of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, and a member of The James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of Court.
Mitchell serves on the Legislative and Economic Development Committees of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.
Mitchell is an advisor and counselor to the Chesapeake Innovation Center. Mitchell also served as a consultant to the Real Estate and Commercial Code Drafting Committee established by legislation of the Russian Federation.
Mitchell recently served two terms on the Annapolis Board of Appeals serving as Chairman during his second term. Mitchell has served as a Member of the Board of the Ward One Residents Association and managed Alderman Richard E. Israel’s reelection campaign to the Annapolis City Council. Mitchell is a former Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Maryland System, a former President of the Merchant’s Club of Baltimore City, and a member of the Economic Development Committee of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Mitchell also was the Chair of the State of Maryland/Prefecture of Kanagawa Sister State Relationship for many years and is a former member of the Board of the Baltimore Visitors Center.
Mitchell handled the 14 year United States District Court litigation in Baltimore, Maryland that halted the construction of federally funded Interstate Highways I-83 and I-95 and prevented them from intersecting above Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and from being constructed through the center of the Historic Districts of Federal Hill and Fells Point. As a litigation strategy Mitchell worked with his client, The Society for the Presentation of Federal Hill and Fells Point, to acquire and restore significant historic properties in the path of the expressway. Implementing this strategy Mitchell raised funds from private and state sources that funded the restoration of the historic Robert Long House (built in 1764) that stood in the center of the path of the expressway through the Fells Point Historic District. After successfully terminating these proposed highways Mitchell was elected to two terms as the President of the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point.
Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law where he served on the Virginia Law Review; he was president of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, and manager of the Libel Show.
Mitchell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Virginia Military Institute where graduated with high honors and was the recipient of the Asa S. Dearing Medal for highest accomplishment in English Literature. Mitchell was his Class Valedictorian, the Editor-in-Chief of the Bomb (class yearbook), a Distinguished Military Graduate, and a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Mitchell served as a company commander of a Terminal Service Company while on active duty in the Transportation Corps of the U.S. Army and served a tour handling port operations in Sondrestrom Fjord Greenland. He later led his company in providing transport and logistics support for the 11th Air Assault Division at Ft. Jackson, SC. Mitchell was honorably discharged after serving in the U.S. Army Reserves.