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Andrew Gilbert

Partner, Short Hills

andrew.gilbert@dlapiper.comT +1 973 520 2553F +1 973 520 2573

I am an advocate for emerging growth companies at all stages of development. I also represent investors, including angels, venture capitalists and private equity investors, in their investments in such companies. I have counseled clients through a number of market cycles during my career, and that experience, in both good times and bad times, helps me to bring a seasoned perspective to bear for clients today. I really enjoy bringing a transaction together that enables the funding for future growth for an entrepreneurial team, whether a VC round or an IPO.

Successful M&A exits are particularly fun for me. I was the recipient of the Legend of Technology Award by the NJ Tech Council in 2016.  That is a bit ironic given my own technical knowledge, but I have been very fortunate to have worked with some phenomenal tech entrepreneurs over the years.

I am an avid skier and golfer and enjoy spending time with my family (my wife, three kids and three dogs) on Cape Cod during the summers. I spend my autumns coaching my youngest daughter's travel soccer team. I am a big Mets fan which has built character over a lifetime and have a significant baseball card collection which has been accumulated since I was a kid.