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Andy Aley’s practice focuses on advising both established and emerging companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, entity structuring and general corporate matters.

Andy has represented buyers and sellers in acquisition transactions across a range of industries, including fisheries and maritime transportation.  He has also worked on cross-border transactions involving U.S. and Canadian entities. Andy has worked with clients to access capital needed to grow and expand their business, including representing businesses in connection with private equity and debt financing transactions. 

His commercial agreement experience includes structuring vessel construction and repair contracts as well as advising on complex regulatory topics and other general corporate legal concerns.

Andy is also co-chair of the firm’s cannabis industry group, and advises both licensed growers, processors and retailers of recreational marijuana within the State of Washington and individuals and entities seeking to do business with licensees on matters including entity formation and structuring, equity and debt investment and other business relationships.  Andy helps clients structure their business organization, transactions and relationships in order to maintain compliance with Washington’s complex regulatory framework governing recreational marijuana businesses.

Prior to joining Garvey Schubert Barer, Andy was a law clerk to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, where he assisted in the disposition of both federal appellate and district court matters.

Andy has been named by peers as one of Washington's "Rising Stars" in Super Lawyers Magazine,  2013-2017.



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  • Washington, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 2011


University of Washington School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2008

  • Order of the Coif
  • Managing Editor, Washington Law Review

Western Washington University, B.A., Environmental Journalism, cum laude, 2004

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named by peers as one of Washington's "Rising Stars" in Super Lawyers Magazine,  2013-2017
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