Drew Goodwin is a business attorney who advises clients across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on renewable energy, cannabis, and sports. He has extensive experience representing private equity investors and financial institutions in leveraged buyouts, mezzanine financing, secured lending and complex mergers and acquisitions, including transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Drew’s practice has continued to broaden to address nearly every facet of business law, including equity investments, acquisitions, corporate governance, and contract negotiations.
As a member of the firm’s Energy Industry group, Drew has advised clients through the process of acquiring, developing and selling renewable energy projects. He has considerable experience drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and development services agreements, and Drew has served as go to outside counsel for multiple solar energy developers.
Drew has also developed a niche advising companies and investors in the cannabis industry. He has counseled cannabis companies through restructurings, licensing issues, tax matters and a host of other relevant issues. This experience provides Drew with a unique ability to effectively counsel fund managers looking to invest in cannabis companies through early and late stage financings.
Taking advantage of a unique Farella market, Drew has developed a sports practice as well. He has tackled a vast array of issues in sports law, including intellectual property rights and the use of athletes’ likenesses, management agreements, sponsorship and media rights, and player contracts. Drew played a major role advising a client on the formation, development and management of a new international sports league, and has negotiated with athletes, agents, team managers, and club investors.
Beyond his experience and legal acumen, Drew brings particular value to any business deal through his ability to connect with people quickly and deeply. Opposing counsels view him as a collaborator who will help resolve issues efficiently and professionally, and his clients consider him an indispensable member of their business teams. All these traits make Drew a truly trusted advisor.