Andy Hickey helps clients to maximize the return on their lending activities across a range of industries and products. He is highly experienced in private placements of mezzanine and second lien debt and equity co-investments in leveraged buy-out transactions. He also represents issuers in tender offers and equity financings.
Andy is a member of Choate’s Executive Committee.
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Over $1 billion in private placements, issuances of second lien, and mezzanine debt with equity co-investment during last five years in over 75 transactions (represented institutional investors)
Represented underwriters in over $2 billion in public and private debt offerings over the past two years.
$95 million sale of social security disability insurance services business to public company (represented seller).
$90 million sale of Medicare set-aside services business to public company (represented founders).
$40 million public company acquisition of foreign public target (represented company).
$1.15 billion sale of privately held fire and security company to publicly held international conglomerate (represented seller).
Professional and Community Involvement
- Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee
- Member of the Boston Bar Association
- Member of the American Bar Association
- Fellow in the American College of Investment Counsel
Education & Credentials
- Suffolk University Law School
- JD, 1998, cum laude
- Lead Articles Editor and Member, Suffolk University Law Review
- Syracuse University
- BA, 1994, cum laude
Andrew is simply a top lawyer; he is always on point with his legal advice, his communication is outstanding and his professionalism is second to none.
Large Debt Fund
He does a great job at separating legal issues from business issues; he takes the lead during documentation which helps to streamline the process.
His reputation is impeccable; he is one of the best legal minds within his field.
His work is beyond reproach; he is extremely knowledgeable about the client and the industry they serve.
very market-oriented attorney who offers fantastic service … his broad practice is centered on second lien and mezzanine finance as well as capital markets issues
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