Andrew Lopez

Andrew Lopez is the founder and managing member of Sequoia Legal, LLC.  Andrew advises domestic and foreign companies and organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals on a variety of corporate and international regulatory and transactional matters.  He has broad experience counselling both publicly-traded and privately-held clients on securities and regulatory matters, various commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and numerous other corporate matters.  As a corporate and transactional attorney, clients rely on Andrew for guidance in all phases of their businesses, including entity formation, reorganization, fundraising, growth planning, and dissolution.  He also advises health care practitioners and companies on these same issues as well as Stark Law, Anti-Kickback and other laws and regulations applicable to the medical industry.  

On international issues, Andrew counsels clients on all aspects of U.S. national security and foreign policy export controls, sanctions and embargoes administered by the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and he has experience with licensing and compliance in these same areas.  He routinely assists U.S. companies and foreign issuers to evaluate and address situations implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in pre-contract due diligence, evaluation of relationships with local distributors and agents, and in internal investigations of past activity.  He has also worked on a number of voluntary disclosures and enforcement cases involving Commerce Department and State Department export controls and financial sanctions administered by OFAC. 

Andrew Lopez is a graduate of Columbia University and the New York University Law School.  He is admitted to practice in Alaska, Colorado and New York.  Before moving to Colorado in 2009, Andrew was an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Management Groups in the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York City.  After Skadden, Andrew worked as an Assistant General Counsel for a multi-platform consulting and merchant banking firm focused on the gaming and hospitality industry.  Most recently, Andrew was an attorney and counselor with the Schuchat International Law Firm, LLC.