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Andrew Lopez

Founding Partner

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Contact Information

Practice Areas

  • International Business Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Healthcare Compliance Law

Education

Andrew Lopez is a graduate of Columbia University and the New York University Law School.

Industries

  • Start-ups and mid-sized businesses
  • Telecom and Software companies
  • Cross-Border and International businesses
  • Construction companies
  • Foreign Direct investment in the US
  • MDs, Physicians and Dentists
  • Private Equity and Investment
  • Software, Laser Tech, and Electronics Exporters
  • International Manufacturers
  • Imaging facilities, Clinics and Rehabilitation centres

Biography

Andrew is the founder and managing member of Sequoia Legal, LLC headquartered in Denver.


Andrew advises domestic and foreign companies and organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals on a variety of corporate and international regulatory and transactional matters. He has broad experience counseling both publicly-traded and privately-held clients on securities and regulatory matters, various commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and numerous other corporate matters. As a corporate and transactional attorney, clients rely on Andrew for guidance in all phases of their businesses, including entity formation, reorganization, fundraising, growth planning, and dissolution.

On international business issues, Andrew counsels’ clients on all aspects of U.S. national security and foreign policy export controls, sanctions and embargoes administered by the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and he has experience with licensing and compliance in these same areas. He routinely assists U.S. companies and foreign issuers to evaluate and address situations implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in pre-contract due diligence, evaluation of relationships with local distributors and agents, and in internal investigations of past activity.  He has also worked on a number of voluntary disclosures and enforcement cases involving Commerce Department and State Department export controls and financial sanctions administered by OFAC.

Bar & Court Admissions/Licenses and Professional Associations

Admitted to New York, Colorado and Alaska

Bar Admissions:
  • American Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association

Work Experience

Andrew was an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Management Groups in the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York City.  After Skadden, Andrew worked as an Assistant General Counsel for a multi-platform consulting and merchant banking firm focused on the gaming and hospitality industry.  Andrew also worked at Fortis Law Partners, LLC and the Schuchat International Law Firm in Denver, Colorado.  Later Andrew founded Sequoia Legal, LLC in 2016, where he works as a managing member at its Denver headquarters.

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