honors + affiliations
Listed, The Legal 500 United States (2013)
Andrew Hamilton is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Hamilton practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities law, and general corporate counseling. Mr. Hamilton has represented both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including energy and clean technology, computer software, information technology, business services, biotechnology, and medical devices. Mr. Hamilton's transactional work is focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, and he regularly advises clients in all aspects of their growth cycle, from business plan development and startup structuring to exit strategies, including initial public offerings and change in control transactions.
Mr. Hamilton also serves as strategic counsel for high-net-worth family-owned companies. His practice in this area focuses on coordination with experts in the areas of tax and estate planning, handling transactional matters involving a sale or recapitalization, as well as assisting with family business planning matters such as strategies for the senior generation to pass a business in a tax-effective manner to the next generation.
In addition to transactional matters, Mr. Hamilton frequently functions as outside general counsel on behalf of clients with a large part of his practice being devoted to general corporate counseling, including corporate governance matters, board of director and fiduciary duty issues, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and related issues. In addition, Mr. Hamilton spends a significant amount of time working closely with colleagues in other substantive practice areas, such as employee benefits and executive compensation, labor and employment law or intellectual property law, to ensure the delivery of legal advice in these areas that is carefully coordinated with a client's business objectives.
Many of Mr. Hamilton's clients are private equity or venture backed companies and rely on him both for his experience in handling transactional matters and for continuing guidance on general corporate matters.
Mr. Hamilton received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1993. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hamilton worked for a startup healthcare company located in Exton, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1988.
Mr. Hamilton is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1993, J.D.
- University of Notre Dame, 1988, B.A.