ANDREW ADAIR focuses on the representation of issuers, arrangers, underwriters, major financial institution and nonbank lenders, borrowers, funds and sponsors in a wide variety of commercial finance, structured finance and asset securitization transactions.
Representative transactions include the representation of the following:
- Issuers and underwriters in privately placed securitizations of consumer loans, including online marketplace loans, commercial loans (CLOs), mortgage servicer advances and other assets.
- Lenders, agents, arrangers, sponsors and borrowers in single-bank, club and syndicated credit facilities, as well as merger and acquisition financings, restructurings and secured and unsecured single currency, multi-currency, ABL, first lien and second lien and cross-border lending transactions.
- Borrowers and lenders in warehouse financings involving consumer receivables, including online marketplace loans, retail installment contracts, auto loans, auto leases and other assets.
- A non-bank lender in private equity sponsor financings.
- Investment fund clients in the establishment of purchasing trusts and purchase programs to acquire whole loans originated on online marketplace lending platforms.
- Asset management firms in connection with the acquisition of commercial loan assets and the related acquisition financing.
- Borrowers under multiple structured trade receivables financings.
In addition, Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice including representation of an international NGO as a borrower in multiple working capital facilities, representation of a local not-for-profit in multiple transactional matters and representation of asylum seekers in affirmative application and adjustment of status matters.
While in law school, Andrew served as a Schiff Hardin Facilitator for the inaugural Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative and as a comment editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. He was a recipient of the Donald E. Egan Scholar Award, the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award and the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy.
Before joining Sidley, Andrew served as a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, and previously worked as a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate.
Andrew’s community involvement includes co-founding the Gardeneers Auxiliary Board and past membership in the inaugural Alliance for the Great Lakes Young Professionals Council.
Admissions & Certifications
- The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2015 (with honors)
- Northwestern University, B.A., 2009