As a trusted advisor to clients across several industries, Andrew Schoulder provides strategic advice that balances commercial, financial and legal objectives on a broad range of matters. Andrew’s clients include large multi-national corporations, mid-market companies, and private investment firms focused on distressed investments, acquisitions and divestitures. He has particular experience advising clients in connection with distressed or special situation acquisitions, both in-court and out of court, through asset and stock purchases and sales, restructurings, and loan to own transactions. To achieve the best outcome for his clients’ short term and long term goals, Andrew works closely with clients on domestic and international growth strategies, corporate structuring, corporate governance, complex commercial transactions, financial restructuring, litigation and compliance.

Additionally, Andrew counsels U.S. corporations in their expansion into international markets, including Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.  Andrew has particular experience in managing clients' legal, operational and compliance requirements throughout the Middle East, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Andrew is Co-Leader of BCLP’s Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Team and represents numerous clients in the aerospace and defense industry. He also advises clients in a broad spectrum of other industries including retail, apparel, food and agriculture, manufacturing, oil and energy, shipping, technology, and travel and entertainment.

Professional Affiliations

    • New York State Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Represent  L3 Technologies, Mission Integration Division, an industry leader in missionization, modernization and maintenance of aircraft and grounds systems by providing strategic, legal and operational advice in connection with international operations throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
  • Trusted advisor to StandardAero, one of the world’s largest providers of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul services, on complex transactions and joint ventures, strategic counseling with respect to litigation, disputes and compliance, and expansions into Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South America.
  • Advise multi-national aerospace and defense company in connection with the negotiation and structuring of a complex joint venture vehicle to pursue and perform mulitple high value U.S. and foreign contracts. 
  • Represented private equity fund in carve-out acquisition of strategic assets of a global supply chain management services company.
  • Represented ad hoc noteholder group in their efforts to effect a spin-off acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas from Energy XXI, an oil and natural gas development production company, through their chapter 11 cases.
  • Advise commodity trading and food packaging company in several potential acquisitions of competitors through their respective chapter 11 cases.
  • Advised various companies across several industry sectors on agency issues and establishment of operating infrastructure throughout the Middle East, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE; throughout South America, particularly Brazil; throughout Asia, particularly, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea; and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Represented ad hoc group of bondholders in its bid in excess of $2 billion to sponsor a plan of reorganization for Overseas Shipholding Group through a back-stopped rights offering, in its chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented private investment fund in connection with the provision of debtor in possession financing and potential acquisition of Atari, Inc., in the chapter 11 cases of this iconic brand.
  • Advised confidential foreign ship holding company in connection with divestiture of operating shipping subsidiary through debt-for-equity exchange invovling $35 million first lien credit facility. 
  • Lead deal counsel for Marco Polo Seatrade, Ltd. in connection with its efforts to effect a sale through its precedent setting chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented private equity fund in the divestiture of Digex Aircraft Maintenance, S.A.
  • Represented private equity fund in its bid to be the stalking horse purchaser of substantially all of Oriental Trading Company Inc.’s assets in a chapter 11 sale of the largest direct merchant of party supplies and crafts.
  • Represented publicly listed global travel agency group in its acquisition of the Liberty Travel Group of companies.
  • Advised developer of detection and security solutions in a private equity raise.

Publications

  • Co-author, "New Insider Threat Regulations to Hit Contractors Hard," National Defense Magazine, Nov. 18, 2016
  • "U.S. Cracking Down On Defense Industry Corruption Overseas," National Defense Magazine, Aug. 22, 2015
  • "Bleak Outlook for Firearms Maker Colt," National Defense Magazine, June 4, 2015
  • "Defense Industry in Distress: Opportunities, Obstacles," Law 360, May 1, 2015
  • "How Trafficking Rule Affects Contractors in Middle East," Law 360, Feb. 12, 2015
  • "Analysis: Firearms Maker Colt a Cautionary Tale for Defense Contractors," National Defense Magazine, Dec. 15, 2014
  • "Research, Relationships and Time Key to Foreign Military Sales," Signal Magazine, Dec. 1, 2014
  • "Opinion: Private Equity Needs Long View On Defense," Aviation Week, Sep. 22, 2014