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  • Education
    • J.D., summa cum laude, Southern Illinois University, 2006
    • B.S./B.A., magna cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002
Andrew Speciale is guided by the principle that the foundation of any sound legal advice is a firm understanding of the client’s underlying business. His attention to detail regarding his client’s underlying business allows him to dispense strategic advice on a wide array of business matter including:
  • Business entity formation
  • Governance
  • Financings and capital raises
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business succession planning
Andrew frequently works with clients in the following areas: life sciences, information technology, financial technology and agriculture. His experience in the life science industry includes representation of generic pharmaceutical, medical device, research service, biochemical product, and agriculture clients.    

In addition to his work with emerging companies, Andrew also brings his attention to detail to his representation of venture capital funds as well as corporate and other investors with respect to fund investment, structure and management in the areas of life sciences, information technology, financial technology, cyber security, agriculture and energy.

As part of his of his support of clients, Andrew actively works in support of the St. Louis regional effort to support and encourage the establishment, funding, and development of companies operating in these industries.

Andrew has represented clients the following matters:
  • Investments in excess of $100 million by venture funds specializing in early-stage life science, information technology, and financing technology companies  
  • Multiple emerging corporate clients (in the life sciences, information technology, and financial technology spaces) in raising in excess of $100 million of capital from venture capital funds, angel investors, angel investor networks, non-profit corporations, state agencies, and regional and national accelerators.
  • An enzymes company in a multiple million dollar collaboration with a major agro-chemical company.
  • An enzymes company in a collaboration with an Australian crop protection and seed company.
  • An expansion, via merger, of a company specializing in the development of therapies to treat fibrotic diseases.
  • Represented multiple emerging life sciences companies with respect to university license agreements, research agreements, master services agreements, sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements and other licenses and agreements. 
  • Represented sellers and buyers in the aggregates/construction industry assets sales/purchasers in transactions valued in excess of $90 million.
  • Represented buyers of early-stage technologies in distressed asset transactions.
  • A consumer goods packaging company with the review, analysis, and negotiation of supply agreements and related commercial contracts.
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Co-authored by Larry Harris and Andrew Speciale
August 2013
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