Andrew D. Spruiell


Andrew D. Spruiell advises established and emerging companies in corporate, licensing, commercial, and acquisitive transactions. Andrew’s matters have involved buy- and sell-side acquisitions, initial formation, venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business partnerships and collaborations as well as complex intellectual property licensing.

He works with clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences, medical device, software and software as a service, brewing and distilling, telecommunications, natural and organic products, heavy manufacturing, Fintech and engineering. He is a member of Ballard Spahr’s Fintech and Payments Team and Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group.


Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Served as lead counsel for a precast concrete manufacturing company on $99.5 million sale to a private equity-backed strategic buyer
  • Served as primary outside counsel for private equity portfolio company on over $20 million in acquisitions and dispositions of event-staging companies in the U.S., UK, and Australia
  • Represented a private equity portfolio management consulting company on $71 million sale to another private equity fund, negotiating the purchase agreement and ancillary agreements

Debt and Equity Finance

  • Represented storage unit development LLC on $5 million equity private placement
  • Represented gold mine LLC on $8 million domestic and international equity private placement
  • Represented waste management LLC on $3 million subordinated debt private placement and $10.5 million equity private placement
  • Represented mortgage investment LLLP on $30 million equity private placement
  • Served as lead counsel for national barbershop franchisor on $8.5 million revolving credit facility

Commercial Finance

  • Represented lender on $3.5 million asset-backed loan in Indiana
  • Represented lender on $7 million A&D and construction loan in Colorado

Commercial Transactions

  • Advised IT consulting and services firm on creating and implementing new form master services agreement and supplemental terms and conditions for IT consulting and services company providing software via SaaS and software licensing agreements as well as cloud hosting, IT consulting, and managed services
  • Represented IT consulting and services firm on negotiating and documenting agreements providing cloud hosting, SaaS and consulting services to various governmental and private entities, including Cook County (Illinois) and a large pharmaceutical company

Corporate Formation and Governance

  • Advised various companies, including a public relations firm and a subsidiary of a large financial services company, on operating agreements, partnership agreements, and shareholder agreements
  • Advised various companies, including a real estate brokerage and an international packaging manufacturer and distributor, on employment and independent contractor agreements

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Colorado Bar Association

American Bar Association

Board Memberships & Community Service

Denver Children’s Home, Board Member and Secretary 2017-2020



University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 2012)

University of Oklahoma (B.A. 2007, summa cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa