Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres Welcomes Andrew Gilbert to Firm as Partner

May 27, 2021

CHICAGO – Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to announce Andrew “Andy” Gilbert has joined as partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Andy brings more than a decade of work experience in global law firms and financial institutions, specializing in both public and private company transactions, private equity, finance and general corporate matters. Andy advises clients on transactional law, fundraising, M&A and corporate governance.

Andy has guided clients through complex transactions ranging in size from a few million to $40 billion USD. His clients benefit from his collaborative approach to deal making, ability to garner commitment and ownership from members of deal teams, and his depth of experience across multiple industries including startups, high-tech, food service, aerospace, medical device, SaaS, insurance, oil and gas and others.

“I’m excited to join a firm that shares my vision for what the attorney-client relationship should be,” said Andy. “When an attorney’s work is done right, it enhances every aspect of a client’s business, not just the transaction or deal in front of them. That’s the kind of practice I want to build, and I’m excited to build it at Croke Fairchild.”

Prior to joining Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres, Andy was a Senior Associate in the Washington, D. C. office of Hogan Lovells US LLP where his practice focused on strategic and financial mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and fundraising for both public and private companies of varying sizes. Earlier in his career, Andy served as a Corporate Associate in the Chicago office of Greenberg Traurig LLP where he advised on private equity M&A transactions, corporate governance, transaction financing and general corporate matters. He began his career in financial services with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, which ultimately led him to seek out corporate law as a primary practice.

“I’ve known Andy for over a decade, and he’s an incredibly talented corporate attorney,” said Drew Beres, partner at Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres. “His addition not only strengthens and diversifies our corporate practice, but also underscores our commitment to working with entrepreneurial-minded attorneys who serve as strategic advisors to their clients. That’s Andy through and through, and we’re thrilled to have him on the team.”

Andy holds a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Utah. He lives on the North Side of Chicago with his husband.

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