Andrew partners with some of the largest multinational nonprofit organizations, foundations, mission driven companies, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists around the globe. For over 20 years, he has served as outside general counsel to numerous organizations providing practical and strategic advice. He has advised on some of the most significant transactions and projects, including, among others, structuring a variety of nonprofit/for-profit hybrids, impact investments, both social and development income bonds, one of the most historic art acquisitions in history, innovative incubator models, and some of the most widely seen cause marketing programs.

Recognizing that complex problems often require unique approaches, Andrew takes a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the clients he works with. His work with the Strategic Nonprofit Solutions team at Polsinelli exemplifies this approach and serves as a powerful value add to our work.

As an active speaker and media contributor, Andrew has been quoted in TIME magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The International Herald Tribune, among others. He serves as an Advisor to the Restatement of the Law of Charities and Nonprofits, a restatement that clarifies the law governing charities nationwide.

  • Team lead in the design and implementation of an innovative nonprofit/for-profit impact investment fund and foundation to advance women of color entrepreneurs
  • Led team in structuring a new approach to creating affordable housing combining concepts from development impact bonds and opportunity zones
  • Team lead in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of one of the largest US exhibition and touring of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Regularly advise boards with respect to creation, management and appropriation of endowments and restricted gifts
  • Regularly advises charities in connection with compliance with state charitable solicitation laws and leads a team providing registration services to numerous public charities with fundraising activities across the U.S.
  • Regularly leads training sessions for board members, officers, staff and volunteers regarding best practices, fiduciary duties, legal developments, trends and techniques
  • Regularly provides organizational audits of charities to assess not only financial strengths and deficiencies, but to determine the effectiveness of a charity's operations, governance and regulatory compliance
  • Served as outside general counsel and third-party administrator to one of the largest charities managing donor-advised funds in the U.S.
  • Represented a museum in its acquisition of a picture constituting one of the largest art acquisitions in history
  • Served as counsel and general architect in the design, implementation and operation what was a first of its kind joint venture among three large social service agencies in a major U.S. city which has become a model for numerous others. This project culminated in the formation of a new charity to serve as a joint-planned giving fundraising organization for the benefit of the participating social service agencies
  • Assisted local, regional and national charities in the establishment of planned giving and major gift programs, including the creation of charitable gift annuity programs, pooled income funds and captive donor advised funds. These engagements often included assisting charities in establishing fundraising committees, appropriate gift acceptance policies and donor confidentiality policies, donor recognition and stewardship plans, as well as print, electronic and website based donor solicitation materials