Andrew L. McIntosh is a business and transaction lawyer having significant experience in advising individuals and business entities in a wide range of areas, including business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, securities, franchising and distribution, debt financing, joint ventures, commercial contracts, and trade. He is regularly consulted for advice regarding corporate governance matters and shareholder disputes. Andrew represents both lenders and borrowers.
Many of Andrew's clients are identified with renewable energies, green build and sustainable business initiatives.
As a member of the bars of both Ontario and Florida, Andrew provides representation to clients involved in cross-border and global business-inbound and outbound. He is a member of the firm's international practice group.
From 2005 to 2012, Andrew served as Honorary Consul of Canada for Florida, pursuant to the Government of Canada's "Enhanced Representation Initiative." He continues to provide contract services. His role has been to facilitate trade and investment activities through the Canadian Consulate General at Miami, assisting Canadian businesses with interests in Florida, and U.S. firms desiring to do business in Canada. He founded the Canada-Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. In recognition of his efforts on behalf of Canada, Andrew was awarded the Governor General's Visit Medallion.
Andrew is a co-founder of Cross Border Partners Advisory Services which provides project management and consulting services to businesses seeking to expand their platform through exports or direct investment. The work of Cross Border Partners compliments Andrew's law practice and supports efforts for the benefit of clients and the community as a whole.
Prior to joining Shumaker, Andrew was a partner for many years with an international law firm where he served as global desk partner for the Florida market.