Andrew is a trial attorney specializing in business litigation matters involving all manner of business and commercial disputes including contract disputes, corporate management disputes and claims between businesses. He also handles employment law litigation, real estate litigation and construction litigation related to business relationships.
Andrew has been a Board Certified Specialist in business litigation, as designated by The Florida Bar, since 2008. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar and is a distinction earned by less than ten percent of attorneys in Florida. Board certification in business litigation indicates that Andrew has demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in handling business litigation disputes and conducted a required number of trials involving business issues.
On behalf of business clients, Andrew has handled litigation matters involving ownership and management disputes between majority and minority owners of corporations and limited liability companies, separation and buyout issues, and dissolutions of corporate entities. He has also assisted with formation of corporate entities and preparation of shareholder agreements, membership agreements, operating agreements and other agreements involving owners and members of corporate entities.
Andrew has represented businesses in a wide range of employment-related disputes including litigation over employment contract claims, claims for unpaid and overtime compensation under state and federal law, enforcement of restrictive covenants including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and claims of harassment and discrimination under state and federal employment discrimination statutes. He also assists clients with investigation and pre-litigation resolution of employee complaints of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination and retaliation. Andrew also consults with businesses on employment-related transactions including preparation of employment contracts, drafting of employment policy manuals and handbooks and preparation of separation and severance agreements.
Andrew has represented clients statewide in construction disputes involving contract claims by contractors, owners, developers and governmental entities, claims of defective construction by homeowners and condominium associations and enforcement of construction liens. He has also assisted construction industry clients with preparation of construction contracts and documents.
In his trial practice, Andrew assists clients with litigation matters that arise in state and federal courts in Florida. Andrew has conducted non-jury and jury trials in both state and federal courts and participated in appellate matters in the Florida appellate courts. He has also handled numerous alternative dispute resolution matters including presuit and pretrial mediations as well as binding and non-binding arbitration proceedings