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Mitchell A. Nathanson


A "lawyer's lawyer" is how others in the industry have described Mitchell A. Nathanson. Attorneys from across the country consider Mitchell their "go to" lawyer for their own clients when seeking to domesticate and enforce judgments against debtors in New York State. He will leave no stone unturned when searching for assets, and his determination and perseverance combined with personal attention to detail are evident throughout the judgment enforcement process.

In 1991, Mitchell graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, after earning a degree in Political Science from Yeshiva University in Manhattan. While at Nathanson, Devack and Memmoli from 1992-2004, he earned the respect of his peers for his integrity and legal acumen. Mitchell is admired for his straightforward and analytical approach to assessing and resolving legal issues. Mitchell continuously maintains the Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating as a pre-eminent attorney and has developed professional and courteous relationships with the area judges and the local bar.

It is a testament to his success that all of Mitchell’s clients followed him to The Nathanson Law Firm LLP when he and his father, Mark Nathanson, established their partnership in 2004 with a mission to ensure that each client’s problems and concerns receive the utmost care and attention. His clients include building management companies, banks and lending institutions, private schools, and commercial creditors in both retail debt collections and consumer credit transactions. He has received referrals from attorneys in more than 25 states on behalf of their commercial clients, assisting in collecting debts to satisfaction or settlement, via execution when necessary. He is often retained to sue debtors who may have assets in New York, and to domesticate sister state judgments pursuant to the full faith and credit clause of the United States Constitution, as well as for general judgment enforcement proceedings, foreign and domestic.

As a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Mitchell provides providing realistic advice and presents available options to low income homeowners facing potential foreclosure or eviction. He has also been a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and The Commercial Law League of America.

Local clients from Nassau County and Suffolk County seek Mitchell's guidance to evict tenants  in non-payment and holdover proceedings, where he serves as counsel for landlords at the District Courthouses. He is highly regarded for his drafting and negotiating skills, representing either sellers in residential real estate transactions, as well as landlords for residential and commercial eviction proceedings.

Mitchell is active in community affairs and is known by the local politicians both as a lay leader and in a professional capacity. Not only have local synagogues retained Mitchell for pro-bono matters, but the Rabbis have also referred their congregants to Mitchell for foreclosure defense, debt resolution, debt relief, debt settlement, asset protection, wills, estate planning and traffic violations, as they are aware of his calm demeanor and concern for the well-being of all clients of The Nathanson Law Firm LLP.  Unfortunately, due to time constraints, Mitchell no longer represents the general public clientele in these practice areas.

When not at the office or in court, Mitchell relaxes (?) by watching the New York Mets. Even then, Mitchell remains accessible to clients and will respond to any crisis that may arise at a moment's notice.


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1991
Moot Court Oralist, David Berg Scholar

B.A., Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University, 1989
Major: Political Science, Sports Editor - The Commentator

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York State, 1992
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1992
United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1992
United States District Court, Northern District of New York, 2008
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Nassau County Bar Association

Commercial Law League of America

Industry Areas
  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Medical
  • Private Schools / Yeshiva Day Schools
  • Real Estate
Featured Pro Bono Activities

Nassau County Bar Association Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic

  • Advise homeowners facing foreclosure of debt options and provide strategies for prioritizing debt.

The Eliezer Project

  • Advise members of the Jewish community in Nassau County with financial difficulties in foreclosure defense, debt settlement, defense litigation and asset protection.
  • English
Client Reviews
Mitchell Nathanson was a pleasure to work with. He represented me with class and respect. I highly recommend at least doing a consultation with Mitchell to see what he is all about. The care he shows for his clients and his dedication to making sure they reach an agreement that his client can be happy with is something to be admired. Gabriel
High quality legal work at an affordable price. Initial consultation discussing desired legal services and potential charges. Established a timeline to complete the work. Legal work was completed promptly at the price discussed in the initial consultation. Professional, itemized billing statement describing services and charges. Eric
Mitchell Nathanson is a rarity these days. He is a true professional who does what he says and works hard to get the job done right the first time. You get what you pay for and, with Mitch, you get a highly qualified attorney who puts his clients first. It is definitely worth repeating, Mitch gets the job done right the first time. Michael Augustus