Corporate lawyer and business adviser Andrew Helfrich is focused on business, commercial finance, real estate, and state and local tax law. By seeking to deliver integrated, focused advice in tandem with efficient legal strategy, Andrew dedicates himself to helping clients achieve the desired result.
A multidisciplined problem-solver who strives to bring innovative legal solutions to sophisticated challenges, Andrew is regularly called upon to serve as general corporate counsel and transaction counsel for public and private businesses (ranging in size from entrepreneurial startups to established and publicly traded business), financial institutions, nonprofit and healthcare organizations. His experience ranges from advising clients regarding organizational and governance matters to representing clients in a full array of transactions, including M&A, equity raises, financing, real estate and commercial contracts.
Andrew’s breadth of experience allows him to advise clients on the multiple legal issues that transpire during the negotiation of a transaction and in the day-to-day operations of a business. He has negotiated a variety of business arrangements, such as stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers, divestitures, spinoffs, recapitalizations and debt and equity financings, and the sale, purchase and leasing of real estate.
In addition to his transactional skills, Andrew prosecutes appeals of local tax assessments and tax exemption denials, advising clients with single locations and those with large real estate portfolios, as well healthcare systems and nonprofits.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board member, United Way of Elkhart County
Member, Elkhart General Hospital Institutional Review Board