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.