Clients rely on Andy to help them grow and protect their real estate portfolios and businesses.

Overview

As an experienced real estate attorney, Andy’s practice focuses on buying, selling, exchanging, leasing, financing and managing commercial, retail, industrial and multi-family properties. He also helps clients select and organize the most effective entities for ownership of properties and other real estate matters. Andy has significant experience handling purchases, sales and exchanges of retail shopping center, stand-alone retail properties, office buildings, warehouses, manufactured home communities and multi-family properties. In addition, he handles a wide variety of leasing matters for retail, office, general commercial, restaurant and warehouse spaces.

As a business and corporate attorney, Andy acts as an outside general counsel and advisor to closely held-businesses. With a degree in finance, he is comfortable working with financial statements, projections and other business data. Andy also counsels business owners, dentists, physicians and, entrepreneurs on the many challenges they face, including choice of business entity and formation issues, the growth process, financing, general business and contract matters and shareholder or member disputes. Andy also regularly helps clients negotiate and execute business transactions such as asset and stock/membership interest acquisitions and divestitures, financing transactions, mergers and joint ventures.

Experience

Real Estate Experience

Counsel to national real estate company, having represented it on over 100 acquisitions, financing and lease transactions and dispositions of shopping center and big box anchored single and multi-tenant properties throughout the United States

Counsel to family-owned real estate holding company in connection with the sale of its portfolio of 6 single tenant retail and office properties

Counsel to developer of boat and recreational vehicle self-storage facilities

Real estate counsel to regional bank in connection with its acquisition of properties for development of new banking center sites in Missouri, Illinois, Texas and California

Counsel to national real estate company, having represented it in the acquisition of more than 50 retail shopping centers and the sale of approximately 20 properties throughout the United States

Counsel to family-owned real estate holding company, having represented it on numerous acquisitions, sales, tax-deferred exchanges, leasing and financing transactions

Counsel to purchaser of manufactured home communities throughout Missouri and Illinois

Real estate counsel to regional retail eyewear/ eye care provider with over 20 store locations

Representative Outside General Counsel and Corporate Law Experience

Counsel to national apparel manufacturer in the $6 million acquisition of assets of a competitor's operating division

Represented a global food service equipment manufacturer on numerous acquisitions, both domestically and internationally

Counsel to dentists, endodontists, podiatrists and physicians in connection with acquisitions and sales of their practices

Counsel to national beef packaging company in the $50 million acquisition of a competitor

Represented software developer in sale to publicly held company

Counsel to national pay day lender on numerous acquisitions

Represented group of investors buying a majority interest in a healthcare service company

Counsel to purchaser of luxury automobile dealership

Counsel to national orthodontic services supplier in connection with acquisition of distributor of orthodontic supplies

Represents several closely-held businesses, in connection with various asset and stock/membership interest acquisitions and divestitures, having drafted asset purchase agreements and stock/membership unity purchase and redemption agreements in connection therewith

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

Illinois Bar Association

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Westwood Country Club, Board of Governors

Leadership St. Louis

Leadership Clayton

COCA Associates, Past Board Member

Camp For All Kids, Past Vice-President and Board of Directors

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1996
  • Illinois, 1997

Education

St. Louis University, J.D., cum laude, 1996

  • Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Executive Editor

Miami University, B.S., Finance, 1992

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