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Overview

Andrew handles all phases of commercial real estate transactions from negotiation through due diligence and closing.

Enjoying the challenge of each property being unique, Andrew represents sellers, landlords, buyers and tenants nationwide in sophisticated real estate transactions for retail, industrial and office properties. At every stage of a transaction, he works closely with clients to strategize a successful deal; collaborates with municipalities, title companies, brokers and escrow agents; and astutely overcomes obstacles as they arise. Although Andrew primarily serves on the firm’s Retail Industry team, he guides clients across multiple industries, including helping clients in the cannabis and alcohol & beverage sectors as they navigate quickly changing regulatory issues of development, leasing and tenancy.

Andrew also has experience serving as local counsel for borrowers and lenders on loans secured by real estate in Tennessee ranging from single-asset loans to multistate, portfolio and capital market loans.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Real Estate: Business, Rising Star, 2016-2018

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law
      • Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, member
  • B.A., University of Tennessee
    • English
  • B.A., University of Tennessee
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Tennessee

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Young Professionals of Chattanooga
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
Experience
  • Negotiated sale agreements for and closed the individual sales of ground leased outparcels, located next to regional shopping centers and totaling more than $95 million in gross proceeds.
  • Served as local counsel on loans backed or partially backed by Tennessee commercial real estate with total loan proceeds exceeding $8.5 billion.
  • Negotiated space leases and ground leases with national and regional tenants for nearly 300,000 square feet of retail space.
  • Negotiated and closed a $10.15 million sale-leaseback for seller-tenant of two industrial facilities in different states opposite a nationally renowned, institutional portfolio lender.
  • Conducted due diligence on a $192 million acquisition of a Tier 1 open-air mixed-use center that generates over $200 million in annual sales.
  • Assisted with a $5 million loan transaction for the purchase of a regional strip center.
  • Assisted with a $3 million loan transaction secured by more than 75 residential properties across the State of Tennessee.
  • Assisted with the acquisition of a multi-million dollar agronomy business.
  • Negotiated the contract for and closed a $1.2 million leasehold interest buyback and assignment of lease of a 77,000 square foot anchor space.
  • Conducted title review and due diligence for multi-megawatt wind energy farms across the Western United States.
  • Conducted REIT-sensitive lease review of over 45 commercial leases in connection with the purchase of a large, regional open-air shopping center.
Outside the Office

Andrew enjoys travel abroad, visiting 14 countries so far. In Chattanooga, he hikes, kayaks, camps and finds new swimming holes with his wife, Callan, and their dog, Frau. When not out of the country or outdoors, you’ll likely find him with a cigar, listening to the Grateful Dead, watching the Tennessee Vols or Liverpool F.C.

Community Leadership
  • Town of Signal Mountain Tree Board
  • OLSC Chattanooga, Member