Andrew Smith focuses his practice on representing private companies in a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, entity selection and formation, and general corporate matters. Andrew has experience working with clients across a range of commercial industries, including software and technology, construction, engineering, healthcare, food services, automobile, oil and petroleum, and real estate.
Andrew graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Finance. He then obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law. While attending law school, he served on the Georgia State Law Review.
Prior to joining James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, Andrew worked as an analyst for an Atlanta-based investment consulting firm. As a former consultant, Andrew draws on his experiences and offers a pragmatic and client-centric approach to help businesses navigate complex corporate issues.
Andrew enjoys spending time with family and playing golf.
- Represented the shareholders of one of the country’s leading roofing, siding, and gutter installation companies in its $130 million stock sale to a financial acquirer
- Represented the shareholders of a manufacturer of modular homes business in its $53 million equity sale to a strategic acquirer
- Represented the shareholder of a wholesale grocery business in its $10 million asset sale to a strategic acquirer
- Represented the shareholder of a water well supply company in its $14 million asset sale to a strategic acquirer
- Represented the shareholder of IT solutions company in its in $13 million stock sale to a financial acquirer
- Represented a technology services firm in a $81 million merger with a financial acquirer
- Represented the owners of a major retail hardware operation in their asset sale to a financial acquirer
- Represented the selling shareholder of an industrial greenhouse manufacturer in its $20 million stock sale to a financial acquirer
- Represented the owners of an electrical wholesale distributor in its $120 million stock sale to a strategic acquirer
- Represented the owners of a staffing and disaster response company in a $178 million stock sale to an international buyer
- Represented the stockholder of an architectural firm in a $17 million stock sale to a financial acquirer
- Represented a heavy-duty truck part distribution and services company in its asset sale to a financial acquirer
- Georgia Bar Association
- Georgia State University Law Review (2018-2020)
- Why Georgia Should Get Off the Bench and Profit from the Inevitability of Sports Betting 36 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 845 (2020).