Andrew's educational background includes a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri. He obtained his juris doctor from the University of Georgia.


Andrew is in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. He is also a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar and the Gwinnett County Bar Association. Andrew has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell AV PREEMINENT TM peer review rating, beginning in 2004 and through the present.



Andrew Mertz enjoys a thriving commercial law practice focused on commercial real estate
transactions, secured lending, and business law. He finds satisfaction in representing several
community and regional banks, experienced real estate developers and ambitious entrepreneurs.
Andrew’s finance background and undergraduate business degree help him to understand his
clients’ objectives and the practical constraints often involved in achieving that end. Andrew’s
clients appreciate his business acumen and his knowledgeable, reasoned, and practical legal

Twenty-five years’ experience representing financial institutions provides Andrew a valuable
perspective in his approach to resolving the daily challenges faced by his clients. His clientele
benefits from the wisdom gained through facilitating a multitude of various real estate and
business transactions. Andrew is accomplished at closing commercial real estate sale and loan
transactions, commercial construction loans, U.S. Small Business Administration loans, loan
purchases between lenders, loan workouts, and foreclosure proceedings.

Andrew is also adept at representing both lenders and borrowers in real estate construction and
financing projects. His skill is in part derived from representing a variety of clients in assorted
retail projects, industrial development, office complexes, apartments, condominiums, residential,
and golf course communities. A significant portion of Andrew’s practice involves the
acquisition, development, financing and disposition of properties, negotiating and drafting
contracts, CCRs, easements, leases, inter-governmental agreements and other real estate related agreements and instruments. This representation also includes establishing owners’ associations and condominium regimes, and facilitating I.R.C. §1031 tax deferred like-kind property

A keen grasp of business law is the perfect complement to a commercial real estate and secured
lending practice. Andrew’s thorough understanding of business law enables him to organize
various limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships, and to advise his clients in
the management and operation of these entities. His aptitude also benefits clients in the purchase
and sale of an entire business organization or, in many instances, just certain assets.