Kathryn Andrews

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Kathryn Andrews – Associate


Kathryn enjoys getting to know her clients and their businesses. She has strong interpersonal skills and is solution-oriented. Kathryn’s practice focuses on representing small- and medium-sized businesses and their owners through all stages of growth and in a variety of industries. Her practice synthesizes various elements of corporate, transactional, business entity formation, financings, securities, and income tax law to provide sound advice and results. She is experienced with California limited liability companies, partnerships, C and subchapter S corporations, professional corporations, joint ventures, and statutory trusts. Her expertise includes business formation, corporate governance, traditional and alternative debt and equity financing, business sales and acquisitions, securities, business contracts, and franchise law. Kathryn serves firm clients in the Peninsula as well as the North and South Bay. She lives in Sonoma County and allocates her time between her local practice and the firm’s Palo Alto office. Kathryn joined the firm after working at Nixon Peabody LLC, San Francisco, and Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, LLP, Santa Rosa, before that, representing institutional investors in connection with for-profit and non-profit multifamily real estate development projects.

Representative Matters

  • Acquisitions: represented new business owner in acquisition of existing franchise business.
  • Business Sale: represented certified public accountant in the sale of her business.
  • Business to Business: negotiated nondisclosure agreements, consulting agreements, stock purchase and transfer agreements, and distribution and purchase contracts.
  • Convertible Debt: represented start-up company in convertible debt financing round.
  • Corporate Reorganization: represented mature family business in corporate reorganization to maximize tax benefits for shareholders.
  • Founders: assisted founders in pre-formation negotiations.
  • New Ventures: represented entrepreneurs in forming limited liability company to hold real estate investment property.
  • Professional Corporations: represented doctors, contractors, and brokers in forming entities to reduce liability, take full advantage of legal entities, and establish management structures.
  • Technology Start-Ups: represented organizer in forming a technology start-up company and closing Series A Preferred equity financing round.

Articles & Publications

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  • Valuation of Minority Interest in an Involuntary Dissolution Proceeding - September 21, 2010
    By Kathryn Andrews (PDF)
  • Is joint ownership the best way to hold an interest in real estate?
    By Kathryn Andrews (PDF) (HTML)
  • CAN-SPAM Business Compliance and Penalties
    By Kathryn Andrews (BLOG)


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Education and Awards

  • Santa Clara University Law School
    J.D. 2002
    CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    Representing Start-up Technology Companies
    Best Oral Advocacy Award - Moot Court Competition
  • Santa Clara University
    B.A. 1993
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Eta Sigma Phi
    Sigma Tau Delta


  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Connections, a forum for women in business

Speaking Engagements

  • Impact of Economic Forces on Private Practice
    Santa Clara Law School, August 2012
  • Legal Issues for Small Business Owners
    Connections Dinner Meeting 6/2/2010
  • Valuation of Minority Interest in an Involuntary Dissolution
    Sonoma County Bar - Business Section 4/20/2010
  • Working in the Law Firm Environment
    Empire College 2/3/2010




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