J. Andrew Watson III
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PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Andy’s Profile

Andy has a special matters practice that supports the Firm’s Government Solutions Group. Andy’s experiences in transactional, financial, and regulatory matters include:

  • General Counsel Services – Legal and strategic business advice including Strategic Planning and Communications, Target Acquisition, Executive Hiring, and Incentive Plans
  • Contracts and Compliance Counsel – FAR Counsel, Bid Protests, Claims, Joint Venture Arrangements, Teaming Arrangements, Strategic Entity Formation, Negotiated Government IP Rights, Security Compliance, SBA Rules, and FAA Rules
  • Transaction/Finance Counsel – Mergers & Acquisitions, ESOP Financing, Bank/Borrower Counsel in Government Contractor Lending Transactions, State and Local Abatements, Economic Incentives, Bond/Issuer Counsel in Public Finance Transactions, USDA and SBA guaranteed loans

Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, Andy served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable C. Lynwood Smith, Jr., United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama from 1995-1996.

Andy’s Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law (2015-present); Government Contracts (2016-present); Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2018)
  • Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Corporate Law
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate Law (2016)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate Law (2013-2015)

Andy’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Public Contracts Section
  • Alabama Bar Association, Business Section
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Huntsville SOF Network
  • Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Madison County Bar Association, Past Secretary

Civic Involvement

  • Russel Hill Cancer Foundation, Board Member
  • Asha Kiran (Ray of Hope Women’s Help Line)
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center, Past Board Member
  • Huntsville Library Foundation Board, Past Board Member
  • First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION
University of Alabama School of Law (1995, J.D., Alabama Law Review, Member; National Moot Court Team, Order of the Barristers)
University of Alabama (1992, B.S.)
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116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...
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Maynard Cooper shareholders Stephen Davis and David Block joined Maynard's Andy Watson and Jon Levin in hosting a webinar on June 29th. During the 60 minute program, they pro...
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