Andy advises lenders, administrative agents and borrowers in matters involving middle-market debt financings, broadly syndicated debt financings, asset-based lending, ESOP financings, mezzanine debt and acquisition financings. Andy also handles a variety of real estate matters, with a particular emphasis on construction and permanent loans, leasing, acquisitions and divestitures, and equipment financing.
Andy was named Columbus, Ohio’s “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021 and 2023 by Best Lawyers® in the area of Commercial Finance Law. Additionally, he has been recognized as one of America's Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA, by The Best Lawyers in America® as well as by Ohio Super Lawyers® — Rising Stars Edition in the area of Banking & Finance.
Andy received his undergraduate degree in 1993 from Princeton University where he played on the varsity soccer team and earned his J.D. in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame where he was an Assistant Executive Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.
Andy and his wife, Kim (Partner at Carpenter Lipps), and daughters, Abby (12th grade) and Sophia (10th grade), live in New Albany, Ohio.
- Represented a privately held company in connection with its $350,000,000 credit agreement containing term debt and revolving credit debt.
- Represented a privately held company in connection with its $135,000,000 credit agreement containing term debt and revolving credit debt.
- Represented a publicly traded company in connection with its $150,000,000 unsecured revolving credit facility.
- Represented a privately held company in connection with its $71,000,000 senior secured credit facility.
- Represented an Administrative Agent in connection with a credit facility to a restaurant franchisee.
- Represented an Administrative Agent in connection with a $60,000,000 credit facility to a company in the healthcare industry.
- Represented a mezzanine lender in connection with mezzanine financing and co-investment to a company in the retail industry.
- Represented a lender in connection with a $40,000,000 asset based revolving credit facility to an engineering firm involving a split collateral deal with crossing first and second liens.