When Allison Andrew was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she became a member of the Legal Eagles.
The learning group put students together who are interested in all-things law, from law school to law enforcement.
“This experience provided me with classes in legal studies and networking opportunities with practicing lawyers,” Andrew said. “I ultimately decided to pursue law after that experience because I thought it suited my interests and presented me with the opportunity to be a lifelong learner.”
Today, Andrew is a corporate attorney at Godfrey & Kahn’s Milwaukee Office. Since joining the firm in 2020, her practice has been almost exclusively focused on mergers and acquisitions. Andrew has worked on a wide variety of transactions involving a large cross-section of Godfrey & Kahn’s merger and acquisition clients, from private equity firms to large global corporations.
Will Grindell, managing director of Brass Ring Capital, describes Andrew as “a tremendous asset on our transactions.”
Her dedication to her work, says Shareholder Danielle Machata, “is unmatched.”
Transactions involve multiple parties and moving parts, and one of the biggest challenges in her work is ensuring that everyone is in the loop, engaged and focused on what needs to be accomplished to reach closing.
“In those moments I feel encouraged to stop and consider what is motivating each party, how I can communicate with them most effectively, and whether there is anything I can do to streamline their outstanding tasks,” Andrew said. “Ultimately, when everything comes together in the transaction, it is a very rewarding feeling.”
Challenges aside, Andrew said what she enjoys most about her work are the relationships that she’s built along the way.
“I feel very lucky when I get to be a part of their business development and growth by providing legal advice, particularly when I can create practical solutions to accomplish their goals,” she said.