Andrew Finkelstein

Partner

Overview

Andrew Finkelstein is a partner and Business Law attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Andrew is based in the Orlando office where he is a member of the Transactions Practice Group.

Prior to joining Foley, he worked as a partner at an international law firm where he has experience successfully representing clients in a broad range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital financings, joint ventures, and other direct investments.

Andrew represents clients in a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, telecommunications, technology, clean technology, consumer finance, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, employee outsourcing, real estate, hospitality, restaurant chains, and health care.

Representative Matters*

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented Summit Broadband Inc. and its parent company Cable Bahamas, Ltd. in connection with the sale of Summit Broadband to an affiliate of Grain Management, LLC.
  • Represented Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated in connection with KSL Capital Partners' acquisition of a minority investment in Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated.
  • Represented NLFC Holdings Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Navitas Credit Corp. (“Navitas”).
    in a merger transaction with United Community Banks, Inc. whereby United Community Banks acquired NLFC, including Navitas for $130 million.
  • Represented Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated in its acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P
  • Represented seller of a leading professional employer organization (PEO) in its sale to an affiliate of
    Snow Phipps Group, LLC.
  • Represented seller in the sale of a laser photonics company to IPG Photonics Corporation.
  • Represented Value Financial Services Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Value Pawn & Jewelry in its $130 million sale to EZCorp Inc.
  • Represented purchaser in the roll up of consumer finance companies in Arizona, Canada, and North Dakota and its related equity financing with a leading global private equity fund.
  • Represented seller in the $14 million sale of a leading cord blood bank to a strategic purchaser.
  • Represented purchaser in the roll up of Burger King and Wingstop franchises in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
  • Represented seller in the $50 million sale of a leading pest control company to a strategic purchaser.
  • Represented purchaser in the $206 million acquisition of the owner of 26 medical office properties and related joint venture transactions.
  • Represented purchaser in the $217 million acquisition of the owner of 18 medical office properties and related joint venture transactions.
  • Represented seller in $20 million sale of internet home improvement retailer to private equity fund.
  • Represented seller in the $36 million sale of a regional telecommunications company to a strategic purchaser.
  • Represented purchaser in the $16 million acquisition of a telecommunication company and in multiple strategic acquisitions and debt and equity financings.
  • Represented seller in the $15 million sale of manufacturing company to strategic purchaser.
  • Represented seller in the $10 million sale of a software company to a strategic purchaser.
  • Represented leading wholesale distribution company in the purchase and sale of certain of its operating subsidiaries.

Capital Markets Transactions

  • Represented a bank holding company in its public offering of $115 million of common stock.
  • Represented a financial holding company in its public offering of $75 million of common stock.
  • Represented a bank holding company in its private offering of $34 million of common stock.
  • Represented multiple public companies in various PIPE transactions and shelf offerings.
  • Represented multiple issuers in a variety of industries in the private placement of debt and equity securities for offering amounts between $1 million and $200 million.

Venture Capital Transactions

  • Represented a technology company in its $37 million venture capital financing.
  • Represented a clean technology company in its $32 million venture capital financing.
  • Represented a financial services company in its $11 million venture capital financing.
  • Represented a financial services company in its $9 million venture capital financing.
  • Represented a healthcare company in its $3 million venture capital financing.
  • Represented a technology company in its $5.5 million venture capital financing.
  • Represented financial services company in its $13 million recapitalization with angel investor consisting of convertible debt and Series A Preferred Stock.
  • Represented a technology company in its $28 million venture capital financing.
  • Represented venture capital investors and many emerging growth companies in connection with financing rounds, acquisitions, and company changes of ownership.

Joint Venture Transactions

  • Represented real estate developers in connection with complex real estate joint ventures with leading private equity funds and other large institutional investors with respect to the development of condominium, multi-family, commercial, retail, mixed-use, and hotel projects throughout the United States.

*Certain of these matters were handled prior to joining Foley.

Recognition

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2016-2020, 2022)
  • Listed, Super Lawyers® magazine, Florida Super Lawyers®, "Rising Star" (2010)

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law (JD, cum laude)
    • Member, Stetson Law Review
  • University of Florida (BA, History)

Professional Memberships

  • Chairman, Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. (2014-2016)
    • President (2012-2014)
  • Board Member, Rollins College Hamilton Holt School (2011-2017)
  • Rally Maker and Mentor, Rally Social Enterprise Accelerator (2018 – Present)
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, Leadership Orlando, Class 66
  • Member, The Florida Bar Association

Admissions

  • Florida

Capabilities