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Andrew R. Trafford

Cincinnati, Columbus
p +1 614.227.2183
p + 1 513.369.4222
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  • 41 South High Street
    Suites 2800 - 3200
    Columbus, OH 43215-6194
  • 250 East Fifth Street
    Suite 2200
    Cincinnati, OH 45202-5118

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Andrew is an Associate in the firm's Corporate Department concentrating his practice in general corporate matters, emerging and startup companies, and international trade regulation. He advises emerging and startup companies regarding legal matters associated with the formation and growth of their businesses. In addition, he represents startup companies, as well as venture capital and angel funds, in negotiating capital formation transactions. Andrew drafts and negotiates commercial contracts, and advises clients on a wide array of legal issues affecting new businesses.

He also assists clients with general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general contract issues. His experience includes a range of corporate finance and strategic transactions, including acquisitions, exit transactions, and private placements.

Andrew guides clients through international trade regulations to ensure their products and services are prepared for global markets. He is experienced in export and customs compliance, as well as compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, particularly in relation to Cuba and Iran. He offers his clients — in the Midwest and internationally — an understanding of the economic and political climate in which they conduct business. Andrew holds a master’s degree from the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) at the London School of Economics, the world's top-ranked program for political and economic studies of developing countries.

His experience also includes working with entities in the wireless industry on a variety of matters, including advising wireless telecommunications carriers on matters of new cell site deployment to build out legacy and state-of-the-art wireless technologies nationwide. He has been involved with issues and opportunities related to 3G and 4G LTE upgrades using macro, distributed antenna system (DAS), micro and small cell technologies. This includes negotiating DAS, small cell, and Wi-Fi agreements with large venues and stadiums, as well as with smaller entities in the public and private sector.

Andrew contributes to the firm's Oil & Gas Law Report and Federal Securities Law Blog.

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