Andrew S. Hirsch

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Andrew Hirsch regularly represents real estate investors, developers, and other firms on a broad range of matters, from acquisition, disposition, and financing of various types of commercial property to real estate development and the creation of structures for real estate acquisitions, investments, financing, and joint ventures.  Andrew also represents various types of companies in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.  He is well-versed on the laws, norms, and customs prevailing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including such particulars as Virginia land trusts and state transfer taxes.  He is passionate about serving his clients with the highest levels of competence, efficiency, and attentiveness to help them minimize risk and maximize value.

He graduated, with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he was an Editor of the Emory Law Journal and had an article published in that periodical. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chinese and Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 
Before law school, Andrew lived in China and Taiwan for nearly four years.  He studied Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing and National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.  Andrew also worked as a paralegal at the Beijing office of a major U.S. law firm, where he assisted with various cross-border transactions.


Representative Matters

  • Represented long-established Northern Virginia real investment and development firm in various matters, including real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financing, land subdivisions, corporate reorganization, corporate transactions, corporate financing, and office space leasing
  • Represented international home building company in various matters, including the organization and operations of a U.S. home building venture and the acquisition of home building companies of certain trending U.S. markets
  • Represented specialized real estate investment group in the acquisition of multi-million dollar office buildings in various jurisdictions, including in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Represented national real estate investment management firm in Virginia office leasing matters, transition of asset management accounts, and acquisition of suburban multi-family garden asset in Texas
  • Represented upstart real estate investment firm in raising private equity, securing financing, and acquiring urban multi-family tower in Arlington, Virginia, which included complex issues related to zoning, ground leasing, and reciprocal easements
  • Represented international private equity management firm in various matters, including corporate reorganization, investment fund formation, and real estate disposition
  • Represented individual, high-net worth investor in resolving partnership dispute with respect to first-class office building in Washington, DC.
  • Represented boutique special servicer in conducting real estate foreclosures across Virginia, including in Fairfax, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Halifax Counties, as well as the disposition of foreclosed assets outside of Virginia
  • Provided concierge legal representation to high-net worth individuals in buying and selling residential real estate, including a home in Hollywood, California and a farm in Middleburg, Virginia
  • Served as Virginia local counsel in real estate and corporate finance, reviewing loan documents for compliance with Virginia law and drafting legal opinions for authority, enforceability, and lien perfection
  • Represented national nonprofit organization in connection with the acquisition of thousands of acres of raw land along the Gulf Coast to be held in conservation




  • J.D. with honors Emory University School of Law 2015
    • Editor, Emory Law Journal
    • Dean’s List
    • Merit Scholarship
  • B.A. Chinese and Political Science University of Colorado at Boulder 2008
    • Study abroad at Peking University, 2006 (received full-tuition scholarship from the government of Taiwan to study Chinese in that country for one year)
    • Merit Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia


  • Mandarin Chinese


  • Virginia 10th Congressional District Republican Committee, Super Volunteer Award, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024


Pro Bono

  • Provided legal services to the Fairfax World Police & Fire Games, 2015

Personal Activities

  • Member, Administration Committee, Fairfax Baptist Church
  • Director and vice president, Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation