Andrew Swary is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Finance Fund. Andrew oversees legal, compliance and other corporate support functions and leads the New Markets Tax Credit Group.
Finance Fund is a mission-guided, non-profit organization that drives capital, real estate development services, and other resources to low- and moderate-income communities to improve quality of life.
Prior to joining Finance Fund, Andrew practiced law at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP in Columbus, where he regularly represented for-profit and non-profit community development entities (including Finance Fund), investors and lenders in a wide variety of complex community development projects in Ohio and across the country.
Andrew has structured and closed hundreds of real estate, business and community development projects that utilize federal and Ohio new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and other government sponsored or subsidized programs. Andrew also has extensive experience with real estate finance, commercial lending, equity investments, joint ventures, corporate governance, and real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.
Andrew is admitted to practice law in Ohio and New York.
He began his legal career as an associate in a large New York law firm, focusing his practice on general corporate matters and representing lenders and financial institutions in connection with asset-based and structured finance transactions.
A 2013 graduate of the Duke Leadership Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Andrew received his law degree in 2002 from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was a member of the Journal on Dispute Resolution and participated in the summer study abroad program at Oxford University in England. Andrew attended New York University School of Law during his third year of law school. He graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University in 1999, where he received a bachelor of arts in history, was awarded the Mooney History Award and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.