Mitch Cox joins Schafer Richardson and SR Realty Trust as their General Counsel

March 31, 2017

Schafer Richardson announced today that Mitchel H. Cox has joined Schafer Richardson, Inc. and SR Realty Trust, Inc. as their General Counsel. Mitch brings to us over 33 years of general corporate, business, real estate, merger and acquisition, and construction law experience.  This enables Mitch to advise and assist in all aspects of entity formation, organization, financing and capital structuring.  In the real estate area, Mitch handles a broad range of transactions, including the acquisition, financing, development, construction, leasing, management, operation, and disposition of projects.

Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Mitch was a shareholder with Moss & Barnett, A Professional Association, a mid-sized law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  At Moss & Barnett, Mitch served as the Chair of its commercial department and the head of its business law practice group.  While in private practice, Mitch was listed in Minnesota Super Lawyers, including the “Top 40 Business and Commercial Transactions” and the “Top 100” lists by its predecessor publication, Minnesota Law & Politics.

“We are excited to have Mitch Cox join our firm,” stated Brad Schafer, CEO of Schafer Richardson. “We worked with Mitch nearly exclusively for over 20 years when he was at Moss & Barnett, and value his expertise and integrity.”

About SR Realty Trust, Inc.

SR Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) sponsored by Schafer Richardson, and was founded in 2014.  The REIT currently owns 15 properties and minority interests in five other properties, primarily located in the Minneapolis and Omaha metropolitan areas.  The company holds its assets through an operating partnership which it controls as General Partner and is organized as an Umbrella Partnership Real Estate Investment Trust (UPREIT).  The Company uses this structure to facilitate the acquisition of commercial real estate properties on a tax-deferred basis for the transferring property owner.