Working with clients in a broad range of industries, both nationally and internationally, Andrew is a business and transactions lawyer with significant experience advising individuals and business entities, many of which are identified with renewable energies, green builds, and sustainable business initiatives. His collaborative approach enables him to effectively and efficiently counsel clients in various areas, including:
- Business organizations
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private securities
- Franchising and distribution
- Debt financing
- Joint ventures
- Commercial contracts
- Cross-border business expansion
Clients also regularly look to Andrew for advice regarding corporate governance matters and shareholder disputes.
As a member of the firm’s international practice group, Andrew provides representation to clients involved in cross-border and global business, both inbound and outbound. In doing so, he draws on his experience and relationships developed as a member of both the Ontario Bar and the Florida Bar. Maintaining a solutions-oriented mindset, he co-founded Cross Border Partners Advisory Services, which provides project management and consulting services to businesses seeking to expand their platforms through exports or direct investment. This compliments Andrew's law practice and allows him to provide comprehensive support to his clients’ efforts.
From 2005 to 2012, Andrew served as Honorary Consul of Canada for Florida, pursuant to the Government of Canada's "Enhanced Representation Initiative." He continues to provide services to facilitate trade and investment activities through the Canadian Consulate General at Miami, assisting Canadian businesses with interests in Florida, and U.S. firms desiring to do business in Canada. He founded the Canada-Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. In recognition of his efforts on behalf of Canada, Andrew was awarded the Governor General's Visit Medallion.
Prior to joining Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Andrew was a partner for many years with an international law firm where he served as global desk partner for the Florida market.
Outside the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, engaging in community service, and fly fishing whenever the opportunity presents.