Andrew Sachs focuses his practice on advising registered investment companies, including open-end mutual funds and ETFs in both stand-alone and series trusts, and their respective boards of trustees with respect to:

  • organizational matters – including trust and fund formation, SEC registration and fund mergers/reorganizations;
  • corporate governance matters – including representation of independent trustees;
  • disclosure documents – including drafting and reviewing prospectuses, SAIs and marketing materials;
  • compliance requirements – including Rule 38a-1 reporting and service provider oversight;
  • SEC filings – including proxy statements and annual and semi-annual reports; and
  • other operational and management issues.  

Mr. Sachs also assists both state and SEC registered investment advisers with registered and private investment company formation, including domestic, offshore and master-feeder hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, and has represented registered investment advisers in acquisitions and reorganizations. He regularly provides advice regarding public and private offering documents on both sides of the transaction; assisting issuers with the drafting and preparation of documentation and governing documents and assisting investors with evaluating and negotiating terms of investment in funds and corporate opportunities.

Mr. Sachs also assists clients with respect to private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Mr. Sachs has assisted in mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals on both the buy-side and sell-side. He also has experience in the representation of public companies in multi-billion dollar private debt offerings and assisting clients with the purchasing and financing of aircraft.

Mr. Sachs was recognized as a North Carolina "Rising Star" in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers magazine and as a “Legal Elite – Young Gun” in 2015 by Business North Carolina magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

Wake Forest Law Review, Managing Editor (2007-2008)

Mental Health Association of Forsyth County, Board Member

Reap More Than You Sow Community Garden Project, Board Member

Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., Board Member

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (2008)
    Order of the Coif, magna cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science (1998)

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2008)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Not just understanding "what" a client wants, but also "why", to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7385
f +1 336.734.2619
Suite 1400, 4208 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC, 27609
USA
t +1 919.420.1765
f +1 919.420.1800

Andrew B. Sachs

Experience Highlights

Mutual fund and investment management disputes for large financial institution
Represented multi-billion dollar mutual fund family for a Fortune 500 financial institution in action alleging inappropriate investments in more
Representation of mutual fund series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for open-ended mutual fund products. more
Sale of business for supplier of custom machine parts
Represented a long-established supplier of seals, O-rings and other custom machine parts in connection with the sale of its business to a UK-based more
Representation of ETF series trust
Ongoing representation of series trust for exchange traded products. more