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Andrew R. Jones

Managing Partner, North Carolina

Overview

Andy provides thoughtful, proactive counsel to help businesses and their owners solve problems and create value. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of corporate transactions and dispute resolution, serving as outside counsel to clients in a wide range of industry sectors including transportation, logistics, food and beverage, technology, construction, and maritime, among others.

Andy advises businesses, entrepreneurs, executives, and non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on entity formations, complex commercial contract negotiations, corporate governance matters, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. In his litigation practice, Andy represents clients in matters involving all forms of corporate and commercial disputes in state and federal courts, from pre-filing negotiations to appeals. Additionally, Andy advises select individuals on estate planning and administration matters.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Andy was President of Forrest Firm, a full-service law firm with over fifty employees and offices throughout North Carolina. At Forrest Firm, Andy led a management team focused on crafting and implementing a strategic plan to improve operational efficiencies and achieve sustainable, client-focused growth, resulting in a substantial increase in top line revenue growth driving an exponential increase in net profitability for the firm. Unique among attorneys, Andy leverages this experience as a business leader in implementing pragmatic, strategic legal advice for the benefit of his clients — tailored to achieve their own business objectives.

Honors & Recognitions

  • North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, Young Guns, 2020
  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020-present
  • 40 under 40 Award, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce & Wilmington Star-News, 2019
  • Rising Star, Greater Wilmington Business Journal 100 Rising Stars, 2020
  • Recipient, Presidential Scholarship, Elon University
  • Fellow, E. A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Civic Engagement Director, 2020-2021
    • Young Lawyers’ Division, North Carolina Representative, 2018-2020
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
  • Executive Board Member and Vice Chair of Membership, Cape Fear Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Board Member and Membership Committee Chair, Cape Fear Area United Way

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
  • Executive Board Member and Vice Chair of Membership, Cape Fear Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Board Member and Membership Committee Chair, Cape Fear Area United Way
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