Dorsey & Whitney continues to add talent with another significant hire in its New York office. Andrew Herr has joined as a Partner, in the Finance & Restructuring Practice Group, building on the recent additions of Partners Marc Kushner and Michael Budabin to Dorsey’s Cross-Border M&A Group.
Andrew represents lenders and borrowers in domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions, including syndicated secured and unsecured credit facilities, investment grade loans, acquisition and other leveraged finance transactions, mezzanine and holdco PIK financings, commercial and asset-based lending, private placements, and structured finance transactions. He has particular expertise representing direct lenders in domestic and U.S.-Canada cross-border second lien financings, in connection with acquisitions and other leveraged finance transactions sponsored by prominent U.S. and Canadian private equity and pension fund sponsors. Andrew has also represented sponsors in leveraged buyouts, and has experience in securitizations, derivatives and financial restructuring.
He joins Dorsey after nearly 14 years as a partner in Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt’s New York office. Prior to joining Osler, Andrew was a member of the global finance group at Milbank, based in New York. During his nearly nine years at that firm, he was seconded to its Hong Kong, Silicon Valley and London offices. Before that, Andrew began his legal career practicing Canadian law in the Toronto office of what is now Norton Rose. Andrew has worked on transactions involving borrowers in more than 20 countries. In addition to being admitted to practice in New York, Ontario and England & Wales, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA); a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA); a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM); and a Fellow of the American College of Investment Counsel. He will be an excellent addition to Dorsey’s long-standing U.S.-Canada Practice Group, and will bolster the broader cross-border capability of the Firm’s Finance & Restructuring Practice Group.
“Dorsey has built an impressive finance & restructuring practice and we’re delighted to add Andrew to this group,” noted Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “This expanded team will allow us to continue building a top-tier practice that provides high-value legal services to our domestic and international clients, including those based in Canada.”
Dorsey has made a concerted effort to grow strategically in its New York office, adding 18 lawyers over the last two years. With the newest additions, Dorsey’s ranks will have grown by more than 60 percent since 2019, and the Firm continues to seek strategic opportunities to expand its presence in New York.