Andrew Hamilton is a transactional lawyer who focuses his practice on representing clients in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions transactions in a wide variety of industries, including technology, life sciences, consumer products, digital health, energy, clean technology, and fintech. Involved in the successful representation of many businesses, Andrew strives to develop a trusted advisor relationship with clients. In this role, an important aspect of his work involves providing advice on strategies and preparation for a sale or exit event, whether anticipated in the short or long term, and Andrew often handles the ultimate sale or exit transaction for clients he has represented for many years.
Andrew typically represents startup, early-stage, and emerging growth enterprises, as well as family-owned businesses, throughout their entire life cycles, including business plan development, equity financings, corporate restructurings, and sale and other change-of-control transactions. As an extension of his relationship-oriented approach, Andrew spends significant time working in the role of outside general counsel for clients, assisting with corporate governance and board matters, executive employment agreements, customer and other commercial agreements, and other general corporate matters, and he remains closely involved in the coordination of legal advice provided to clients in important areas such as intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits, and executive compensation.
Andrew is a frequent lecturer on topics of interest to entrepreneurs and investors, and is actively involved in supporting the Mid-Atlantic entrepreneurial community as a board member of both Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT) and Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV), and as a member of the Physical Sciences Investment Advisory Committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He is also a board member of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
University of Notre Dame, 1988, B.A.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1993, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 United States (2018)