Ceasar C. Mitchell, Jr. is a member of the Public Policy team and head of the firm’s interdisciplinary Local Government Solutions practice, a service that bridges the public and private sectors to meet the challenges facing US local and state governments. Ceasar represents a mix of private sector and government entities in arranging public funding for the acquisition, construction and redevelopment of new and existing multi-family housing and mixed-use projects. He also represents financial institutions in crafting financing solutions for commercial and residential land acquisitions and development, construction, capital improvements, working capital, equipment and debt restructuring.
A past president of the Atlanta City Council, Ceasar also served two four-year terms as an at-large member of the City Council, while simultaneously maintaining a legal practice in which he brought his policy advocacy, regulatory compliance and real estate experience and relationships to bear in the structuring of public-private partnership arrangements and other publicly supported and incentivized real estate acquisition, development and construction transactions.
Deeply engaged in the Atlanta community and beyond, Ceasar serves on the advisory boards for Hands on Atlanta, where he is a past board chair, and Midtown Alliance. He is a board director for Points of Light, Inc. and previously served on the governing boards of the Atlanta Regional Commission and Georgia Municipal Association, and a nationwide taskforce of the National League of Cities to address the opioid crisis in American cities. Ceasar is also a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute and a past president of the Gate City Bar Association. In his capacities as a lawyer, elected official and civic leader, he has been named one of Atlanta’s 100 most influential citizens and was featured in Georgia Trend’s “Top 40 under 40” issue.