Doug Mitchell

Corporate & Securities
Real Estate & Land Use


Sacramento, CA
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An experienced business and real estate transactional attorney, Doug provides outside general counsel services to startup, growth stage, and mature businesses across various sectors, including food and beverage, hospitality, technology and software, real estate and construction, and agriculture. He regularly handles a wide range of legal issues, including entity formation, governance, debt and equity financing, business acquisitions, dissolutions, commercial contracts, and real estate (purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and license agreements). As a representative sample of the diverse industries in which Doug provides counsel, his clients include Blackbird Vineyards, Paragon Consulting Partners, and Libation Labs.

Prior to joining Scale, Doug was in private practice at a boutique Napa-based law firm,  where he advised numerous businesses, including those with roots in the wine industry, on a range of corporate and commercial matters. He began his legal practice as a litigator, an experience that taught him the value of finding common ground in business transactions and relationships.      

Doug prides himself on providing practical and efficient solutions in support of his clients’ diverse business goals.  

Areas of Expertise

Business and Corporate Law
Formation and Dissolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity Investments
Debt Financing
Strategy and Risk Management
Real Estate Transactions
Purchase & Sales
Title Review

Prior Associations

Kennedy, Archer & Giffen, PC


UC Davis School of Law, J.D.
Sonoma State University, B.A.

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