As a member of Gould & Ratner’s Corporate Practice, Andrew Silver handles matters relating to all aspects of corporate law, with a focus on representing and counseling privately-held and family-run entrepreneurial businesses.

Andrew helps businesses with a wide variety of sophisticated corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and recapitalizations, lending transactions, generational transfers and planning for family businesses, corporate and partnership formations, operation, corporate governance, joint ventures, debt financing and executive compensation packages.

Andrew’s experience includes advising companies in numerous industries such as:

  • international distribution and manufacturing
  • banking and financial services
  • consulting and professional services
  • software
  • transportation
  • digital marketing
  • telecommunications
  • food processing
  • technology and media
  • real-time video streaming
  • executive recruiting
  • data outsourcing
  • subscription e-commerce
  • robotics
  • logistics
  • construction
  • insurance

An active member of the community, Andrew serves on the executive committee for Orchard Village, a nonprofit group providing housing and job placement for individuals with special needs and other developmental challenges. He also sits on the executive committee of the Young Lawyers Group of the Jewish United Fund.

Credentials

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2015
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Recreation, Sports and Tourism Management, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Affiliations

  • Jewish United Fund, Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Group
  • Orchard Village, Associate Board Member & Event Committee Member

Key Cases or Transactions

  • Represented robotics company in connection with its capital raise for a series seed round.
  • Represented global food processing business in connection with its acquisition of domestic and international manufacturing and distribution companies
  • Represented business owner in the divestiture of a tutoring and education curriculum business
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with its sale of an adhesive manufacturing company
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a battery manufacturing company
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a manufacturing company specializing in paint-mixing equipment solutions for the automobile refinish industry
  • Represented venture fund in connection with its investment in a peer-to-peer real-time video streaming company
  • Represented venture fund in connection with its investment in a portfolio of privately held craft brewery companies
  • Represented privately-held company in connection with financing for a leveraged recapitalization
  • Represented national bank in documentation for and negotiation of secured guaranteed loan to a local business
  • Represented a privately-held media group in connection with the sale of a subsidiary company specializing in the media production business
  • Represented a privately-held company in connection with its acquisition of a manufacturing and distribution company
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a luxury rental-home company
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with its sale of all membership interests in an international digital textile printing industry
  • Represented an investment firm in its acquisition of a precast concrete manufacturing business
  • Represented a privately-held company in connection with its acquisition of a food processing company
  • Represented a business owner in the divestiture of a privately owned insurance company