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Andrew A. Ayar

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Andrew Ayar practices corporate law, banking and finance, and real estate law. Clients rely on Andrew to handle mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations of business entities.

He has extensive experience with complex commercial and real estate lending transactions, sales to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and healthcare-related corporate matters. He also acts as outside general counsel to closely held companies and advises ultra high-net-worth individuals and their businesses on business planning and succession.


LL.M., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 2004, Taxation
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2003
B.A., University of Michigan, Michigan, 2000


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) by Best Lawyers (2022-2024)

Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2023-2024)

Named Troy, Michigan’s 2024 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year,” by Best Lawyers

Named Top Lawyer by DBusiness (2019-2021, 2024)

Selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2012-2018)


State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section

State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section

State Bar Licenses

Michigan, Florida
  • Representation of company sponsors of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and ESOP trustees and fiduciaries in acquisition transactions between the company, selling shareholders and the ESOP.
  • Representation of local and regional lenders in sophisticated lending transactions, including senior construction loans, nursing home and shopping center loans, hotel loans, and asset based lending.
  • Representation of local and regional lenders in participations and syndications.
  • Representation of a private equity portfolio company in connection with the acquisition and divestiture of medical and dental practices.
  • Represented several closely held companies in stock or assets sales to private equity companies, including a national consumer beauty products company, nurse staffing company, and waste management company.
  • Represented a forging company in connection with an asset swap with a multinational strategic competitor.
  • Represented a tier 1 automotive supplier in the acquisition and financing of multiple commercial facilities.
  • Representation of hotel investors in connection with the acquisition and disposition of limited and full-service hotel properties.