Andrew D. Myers

phone: 617-589-3835
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education

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1990 (Editor, International Law Journal)

M.B.A., Boston University Graduate School of Management, 1991

B.A., Economics (with distinction), Colby College, 1985

PRACTICE & FOCUS AREA
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Andrew is a business attorney, representing emerging businesses in strategic planning and legal resource management. He routinely assists clients with corporate, finance and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, venture capital transactions, and joint ventures. He also handles day-to-day legal matters, including initial organization, commercial contracts, license agreements and trade secret protection. In addition, Andrew represents venture capital firms and investors in early stage and mezzanine financing transactions, buyouts and restructurings.

Andrew’s practice covers a wide range of industries, including software, advanced materials, medical devices, manufacturing, business-to-business and business-to-consumer services, distribution and entertainment. Andrew’s approach to client service is to listen well, communicate effectively and respond promptly.

 

RESULTS
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  • Represented an industrial products distributor and systems integrator in sale to public entity acquired by Boeing.
  • Represented a regionally managed service provider in sale to national company.
  • Represented cannabis companies in initial organization, financings, contracts and sale transactions.
  • Represented manufacturer of sonar transducers for defense and commercial applications in a strategic sale to a private-equity backed purchaser.
  • Represented a regional distributor in a “bolt-on” acquisition.
  • Represented principal investors in several financings in a biopharmaceutical company and a recapitalization. Represented investors in the company sale of an option to a major biotech company.
  • Represented global construction business in connection with an off-shore reorganization.
  • Represent health-tech start-ups with initial funding and technology licensing for universities.
  • Represent founder of growing commercial products company to negotiate, structure, and execute buy-out of second stockholder.
  • Represent growing, VC-backed health-tech company in license agreements with major health-care organizations.
  • Represented sellers of a regional distributor to a $1 billion strategic partner.
  • Represented venture funds in Series A, Series B and Convertible Note investments in health care services company.
  • Represented selling stockholders in a $60 million sale of high-tech manufacturer.
  • Represented publicly traded company in a $150 million acquisition of an industrial products manufacturer.
  • Represented printing company in the sale of its production assets. The company retained assets in a related business.
  • Represented issuer in an $82 million initial public offering.
  • Represented family-owned manufacturing concern in a tax-free split off of its packaging materials business unit to a minority stockholder.
  • Represented a $40 million manufacturing and distribution business in a tax-free split-off into three separately owned limited liability companies, each with employee ownership participation.
  • Represented cashless sponsors in a $36 million acquisition and financing of a high-tech manufacturer.
  • Established equity incentive plans for several emerging businesses.
  • Represented New York-based entertainment company in its sale to a NYSE listed company.
CREDENTIALS
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Distinctions:

  • Peer Review AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest bestowed rating
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004, 2008-2018

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts

Life Fellow:

  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation

Member:

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Hub Angels, Boston Harbor Angels
MORE THAN A LAWYER
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Outside the office, Andrew serves on the advisory counsel for the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at the New England Historical Geneological Society and sits on the board of directors of the Long Beach Road Association. He previously served as a mentor with BUILD Boston, helping at-risk high school students start businesses. In his free time, Andrew enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling.  

News & Insights
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Tax Considerations for Emerging Cannabis Businesses, presenter at MSCPA State Tax Conference

Life Cycle of a Successful Family Business Sale, authored article in New England Family Business

Conducting Family-Owned Business Transactions (3:49), interviewed by Radio Entrepreneurs

ForSE 2011: Forum for Social Entrepreneurs, panel moderator at TiE Boston event

The Blank Check: A New Model for Capital Formation, authored article in the Boston Business Journal

Mergers and Acquisitions Seminar, panelist at Lorman Education Services seminar

Awards
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