Andrew D. Stone is a corporate and commercial attorney with over 20 years of experience as general counsel to a family of registered broker-dealers, investment advisers and hedge funds having assets under management in excess of $4 billion. In that position, Andy was in charge of all legal aspects of the firms’ commercial transactions, investment banking matters, and securities law compliance, as well as litigation matters involving complex claims, as both plaintiff and defendant. In addition, his practice has involved private law practice in the corporate law departments of several prominent New York City law firms, including Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Wien, Malkin & Bettex. Andy specializes in seeking creative solutions to complex commercial matters and disputes.
Throughout his career, Andy has had extensive experience with commercial matters and transactions of all types, including: purchases and sales of assets or stock; private placements of securities; business formations involving limited liability companies, corporations and limited partnerships; real estate and leasing; and advising performing artists, as well as with state and federal securities regulatory and compliance matters. Such matters have involved clients from all over the United States, as well as Europe, Bermuda and Russia. In addition, Andy has had extensive experience overseeing and managing general corporate and securities litigation, as both plaintiff and defendant, sometimes involving claims of more than $100 million.
Andy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he published a securities law article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review which was featured as one of the year’s most important law review articles in the Securities Law Review. He received an undergraduate degree with Honors in Government from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he still holds the University pole vault record.
After law school, Andy was selected to serve as Law Clerk to the Honorable Nathan L. Jacobs, the then Senior Justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and is a member of the New York Bar and the New Jersey Bar.
Andy has published a number of articles on securities law matters appearing in the American Bar Association‘s “Business Lawyer” and the “Real Estate Finance Journal.” As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, he became an Eagle Scout, and is proficient in Spanish, having lived and worked in Spain, Mexico and Argentina.