ANDREW P. PILLSBURY
Partner
(312) 857-7086 (312) 857-7086
ANDREW P. PILLSBURY Partner

Andrew Pillsbury focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and technology matters, start-up counseling and securities and corporate governance issues.  Andrew also represents lenders and borrowers in various credit transactions, including mezzanine and real estate finance transactions.  Additionally, Andrew serves as outside general counsel for a variety of small and middle market businesses, as well as provides ongoing securities reporting and compliance advice for public reporting issuers, hedge funds and investment advisers.

Andrew works with clients from a variety of industries, including financial services, consumer goods, software, information technology services, telecommunications, logistics and transportation, manufacturing and energy.  Recommended in the US Legal 500 for his work in mergers and acquisitions and named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Andrew consistently provides critical insight into his clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate.

Andrew has proven time and again that he can overcome even the most complex challenges and obstacles related to the full array of corporate transactions.  Andrew is valued by clients and colleagues alike for his sophisticated negotiation skills and innate ability to break down a multitude of complex and multidimensional issues and present them in a clear and effective way in order to progress transactions.

Whether the economy or specific markets are up or down, business transactions continue to drive most strategic development initiatives.  Over the last decade of practice, Andrew has successfully negotiated more than a billion dollars of corporate transactions by using his business acumen and legal skill to help his clients to achieve their commercial objectives through strategic business combinations, alliances and the like.

Represented a U.S. real estate investor/developer group in connection with a city-scale project in Inchon, South Korea.

Represented a major Chicago-based second lien financing division of a large U.S. bank holding company in several financings ranging from $7.5 million to $20 million.

Represented a large life insurance company in the formation of a $300 million mezzanine debt fund and $200 million affiliate fund, and represents such funds in numerous investments.

Represented a provider of equipment and services to the oil and gas industry in connection with a $115 million financing consisting of $85 million senior secured notes and $30 million preferred equity interests and follow-on offering.

Represented a graphite electrode manufacturing company in connection with its holding company reorganization and $700 million “double-dummy” acquisition.

Represented a real estate development joint venture in agreements with leading technology companies to develop advanced technology infrastructure and managed services platform for planned residential and commercial developments.

Represented a registered investment adviser in a $160 million sale of the company to a Canada-based public company.

Represented a management group in a management-led buyout of a division of a publicly traded parent company.

Pro Bono

Counsels Friends of Drummond, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the M&A: Middle Market area, 2011–2015 and 2017.

Named to list of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2008.

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

About

Andrew Pillsbury focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and technology matters, start-up counseling and securities and corporate governance issues.  Andrew also represents lenders and borrowers in various credit transactions, including mezzanine and real estate finance transactions.  Additionally, Andrew serves as outside general counsel for a variety of small and middle market businesses, as well as provides ongoing securities reporting and compliance advice for public reporting issuers, hedge funds and investment advisers.

Andrew works with clients from a variety of industries, including financial services, consumer goods, software, information technology services, telecommunications, logistics and transportation, manufacturing and energy.  Recommended in the US Legal 500 for his work in mergers and acquisitions and named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Andrew consistently provides critical insight into his clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate.

Andrew has proven time and again that he can overcome even the most complex challenges and obstacles related to the full array of corporate transactions.  Andrew is valued by clients and colleagues alike for his sophisticated negotiation skills and innate ability to break down a multitude of complex and multidimensional issues and present them in a clear and effective way in order to progress transactions.

Whether the economy or specific markets are up or down, business transactions continue to drive most strategic development initiatives.  Over the last decade of practice, Andrew has successfully negotiated more than a billion dollars of corporate transactions by using his business acumen and legal skill to help his clients to achieve their commercial objectives through strategic business combinations, alliances and the like.

Experience

Represented a U.S. real estate investor/developer group in connection with a city-scale project in Inchon, South Korea.

Represented a major Chicago-based second lien financing division of a large U.S. bank holding company in several financings ranging from $7.5 million to $20 million.

Represented a large life insurance company in the formation of a $300 million mezzanine debt fund and $200 million affiliate fund, and represents such funds in numerous investments.

Represented a provider of equipment and services to the oil and gas industry in connection with a $115 million financing consisting of $85 million senior secured notes and $30 million preferred equity interests and follow-on offering.

Represented a graphite electrode manufacturing company in connection with its holding company reorganization and $700 million “double-dummy” acquisition.

Represented a real estate development joint venture in agreements with leading technology companies to develop advanced technology infrastructure and managed services platform for planned residential and commercial developments.

Represented a registered investment adviser in a $160 million sale of the company to a Canada-based public company.

Represented a management group in a management-led buyout of a division of a publicly traded parent company.

Pro Bono

Counsels Friends of Drummond, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Honors

Recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the M&A: Middle Market area, 2011–2015 and 2017.

Named to list of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2008.

Memberships

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association