Andrew has extensive experience in commercial real estate advising real estate investors, funds, finance companies, sponsors and operating companies on private equity capital raising, finance (including preferred equity and mezzanine), investment and development of commercial real estate. He also advises on the formation of joint ventures to own, operate, develop and finance global real estate. He regularly represents lenders with participations, modifications, originations and workouts of commercial real estate financings.

Andy is frequently recognized as one of the nation’s top real estate attorneys. Andy is one of only five lawyers ranked Band 1 for Real Estate in Illinois in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Chambers USA, with clients noting “he is one of the true leaders in real estate in Chicago,” and that “he's very pragmatic and has a business-minded approach.” Andy is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Chicago where he teaches the “Real Estate Transactions” course.



Recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2004–2023

Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Real Estate, 2013–2015, 2017, 2019–2023

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006–2019

Recognized as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006–2016

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1989Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.1989
  • University of MichiganB.B.A.1986