Areas of Focus
Andrew Edelen helps companies navigate complex transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He represents clients in a wide range of industries, including advertising agencies and emerging and established digital media and technology companies.
Andrew is guided by his clients’ strategic goals in his approach to every deal, helping them execute transactions that will serve their business objectives. Having advised early-stage companies in their fundraising efforts as well as mature businesses making investments and acquisitions, he is able to anticipate issues and help his clients devise strategies to achieve their desired ends.
Andrew drafts and negotiates purchase, shareholder, employment and operating agreements and advises on new business formation. He also frequently helps companies structure equity incentives for key employees, consultants, influencers and other business partners. When reviewing terms with his clients, he explains complex legal provisions in a clear, comprehensible manner so they can make informed decisions and focus on the most important issues.
Prior to joining Davis+Gilbert, Andrew was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he represented private equity firms and public companies in significant M&A transactions.
Represented a leading U.S. developer, manufacturer, distributor and seller of nutritional supplements and wellness products in its acquisition of a nutritional supplement manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment company.
Counseled a digital publishing company on its sale to a global media company listed on the London Stock Exchange, in exchange for cash and shares.
Represented a B2B search engine and analytics platform in multiple financing rounds designed to help the company scale its proprietary search engine technology, accelerate product development, and grow its engineering and sales functions.
Counseled a new NFT-focused social media platform with financial backing from several high-profile investors in the crypto/NFT space through its formation and early stage financing rounds.
Represented an online travel shopping company in strengthening its presence in Canada through the acquisition of the nation's largest vacation rental website.
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- Duke University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013)
- Editor-in-Chief, Law and Contemporary Problems
- Vassar College (A.B., 2005)
- New York
Member, Davis+Gilbert IT Committee
Member, Davis+Gilbert Mentoring and Professional Development Committee