Andrew Merrill Ayers

Andrew Merrill Ayers

Small Business, Estate Planning & Family Law Attorney
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Family Law...
  • Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York
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Summary

Before starting my own law firm, I worked for law firms in New York City. I represented people and businesses in lawsuits in court. Other clients needed help with transactions for themselves or their businesses. Some of my favorite clients were young families and small business owners and working with them inspired me to start my own law firm in 2011.

WHAT I LEARNED

Starting my own business helped me understand the challenges and opportunities that confront business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. I was immediately amazed at the creative and innovative ways that these businesses worked with their customers. We quickly learned that the heart of a small business is constantly learning and adapting to the changing markets we all operate in.

My business grew and expanded with my clients. We were able to explore new and innovative ways to move our businesses forward. For some clients, their business reached its zenith and it was time to plan for the future or, in some cases, divest their interest or dissolve their partnership so they can pursue new business opportunities.

WHO ARE MY CLIENTS

Running these businesses are people who are passionate and have non-business matters that need legal guidance too. For those individuals, I have represented them in real estate transactions, trust agreements, estate planning, and other legal arrangements to plan for their futures. Unfortunately, some people have complex and high conflict family matters, including divorces, child custody fights and domestic violence orders of protection, and I strive to get the best possible outcomes and treat their cases with the dignity and respect that such an emotional time needs.

WHAT I DO WHEN I AM NOT IN THE OFFICE

When not practicing law, I'm an avid soccer fan and music lover who enjoys playing tennis and exploring my untapped potential as an amateur chef. Each day, I try to wind down with a good book and I am always on the lookout for a good book to read nex

Education
New York Law School
J.D.
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Honors: New York Law School Journal of Human Rights
Activities: Moot Court Honors Association
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Saint John's University
B.A. (1999) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Andrew M. Ayers, P.C.
- Current
Senior Associate
Private Practice
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Police Can Do What? Making Local Governmental Entities Pay For Unauthorized Wiretapping
New York Law School Journal of Human Rights
The Financial Action Task Force: The War on Terrorism Will Not Be Fought On The Battlefield
New York Law School Journal of Human Rights
Professional Associations
Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
Member
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Hennepin County Bar Association
Chair, Solo & Small Firm Section
- Current
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Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Morris County Bar Association
Member
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Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
Volunteer Attorney
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Brooklyn Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Minnesota
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New Jersey
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New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible billing arrangements to meet the economic needs of my clients.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Collections
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Andrew M. Ayers, P.C.
Contact & Map
Minnesota Office
6800 France Avenue South
Suite 190
Edina, MN 55435
USA
Telephone: (612) 294-6982
Fax: (612) 294-6988
New York Office
540 President Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
USA
Telephone: (718) 568-0221
Fax: (718) 701-5694