Andrew serves as legal counsel and trusted partner to family businesses and other privately held businesses, entrepreneurial individuals and investors in the manufacturing, retail, professional, franchise, transportation, food service, construction, technology and real estate industries. He provides a wide range of corporate, real estate, tax and regulatory services to clients.
Andrew counsels principals, directors, officers and executives on such issues as entity selection and restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; strategic alliances and joint ventures; licensing, distribution and strategic agreements; executive employment, compensation and benefits arrangements; partnership issues; business separations and exit strategies; complex issues of corporate governance; and business succession planning, including management buy-outs. Andrew spends a significant amount of his time counseling family businesses on those issues that are unique to family owned businesses.
Andrew also represents institutional and private lenders, borrowers and guarantors in secured and unsecured lending transactions and regularly prepares loan documentation in connection with those loan transactions.
Andrew also counsels buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, agents and brokers in connection with the formation and internal governance of real estate companies, acquisition and sale agreements and commercial leases and license agreements.
Andrew counsels emerging growth companies, investors and others on various debt and equity financing matters, such as raising capital, private equity and venture capital and restructuring existing debt and equity arrangements.
Additionally, he provides assistance with federal, state and local tax issues and franchising and related licensing transactions, as well as federal and state regulatory and licensing issues affecting the transportation industry, licensed professionals (architects, funeral directors, real estate brokers and agents, etc.) and regularly represents clients in matters before the PA Public Utility Commission, the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the PA Liquor Control Board and other state regulatory agencies.
Are We There Yet?
Even in the digital age, the smooth and efficient movement of people, raw materials and finished products is a critical component of the global economy. The companies that make this high-mobility world possible face significant economic, technological and regulatory pressures from a number of sources. This blog provides updates on the latest legal issues facing the transportation and logistics industry, including air, rail, trucking, intercity bus and shipping (both ocean and inland); public transit; stevedoring and marine terminal operations; and warehousing and distribution.
Honors & Awards
- Named a "Rising Star" by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2015-2016)