Hinshaw Adds Experienced Commercial Transactions Partner in Minneapolis

Andrew Pratt brings a mix of in-house and government experience.

January 24, 2023

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that Andrew Pratt has joined the commercial transactions practice group as a partner in the Minneapolis office. Previously a director at RBC Capital Markets, he brings significant transactional and financing experience for government, non-profit and private entities in a wide array of complex infrastructure projects.

Pratt’s practice is concentrated in the area of real estate financing and development, including commercial leases and purchase and sale agreements. He advises clients throughout the life cycle of real estate transactions, and guides clients through the governmental approval process. His experience includes affordable and senior housing, healthcare, education, and transportation projects, among others.

“Andy brings a depth and scope of experience with transactions, financing and compliance that will benefit our real estate clients,” said Kevin Coan, partner-in-charge of the Minneapolis office. “He also has significant knowledge of municipal ordinances and the government permitting process. We’re excited that he has joined the team.”

Hinshaw’s strong client relationships throughout the Midwest and the firm’s nationwide geographic footprint were chief among the reasons Pratt decided to join the firm.

“The firm’s presence in major markets nationwide, and the scope and complexity of projects handled by the group’s attorneys offer a great opportunity to grow my career,” Pratt said. “Hinshaw’s collaborative client service approach and collegial environment make this an excellent place for me to return to private practice.”

Pratt began his law practice with Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, and worked at several other regional law firms before joining RBC Capital Markets in 2020. After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. G. Barry Anderson and the Hon. Christopher J. Dietzen in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Denver, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

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