Andrea Lawrence

Goetz FitzpatrickCommercial + Real Estate Finance, Construction, Litigation


Andrea Lawrence



J.D., Cardozo School of Law, Research Editor, New Europe Law Review
B.A., University of Michigan


New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Andrea Lawrence is a partner at Goetz Fitzpatrick. From concept through completion, clients rely on Andrea for her pragmatic business approach and 28 years of experience representing a wide variety of clients in all areas of project development. She provides legal counsel to developers, owners, general contractors and other clients in all areas of real estate and construction, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, construction agreements, risk management and dispute resolution through ADR or litigation.

Prior to joining Goetz Fitzpatrick, Andrea served for nearly a decade as the Deputy CEO and General Counsel at HAP Investments LLC, an international real estate investment and development company based in New York City and Tel Aviv.  While at HAP Investments, Andrea advised executive management and the board of directors on a wide range of real estate and construction matters relating to its extensive portfolio of residential and commercial real estate.  Andrea oversaw all legal aspects of ground-up development projects, with an emphasis on acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing, property management, construction and related agreements, risk management and mitigation, and litigation and dispute resolution.  Andrea was instrumental in the acquisition and development of various real estate projects throughout New York City, Harlem and Jersey City, and is particularly proud of her legal contributions to The Maverick – two twenty-story luxury condominium/rental towers with retail and amenity space on West 28th Street in Manhattan.

Andrea has also served as a partner at several prestigious New York law firms, where she provided strategic advice and support to clients on a multitude of real estate and construction transactions and disputes.

Andrea received her JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1994, where she served as the Research Editor for the New York Law Review/International Law Journal.  She received her BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1991.  Andrea has contributed to several legal treatises and authored many articles concerning real estate in New York and is a frequent speaker at construction industry events.  She served for several terms on the Board of Directors for the American Composers Orchestra and the Pennsylvania State Parents Council.