Andrew Gillespie is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Denver office where he focuses his practice on credit origination, asset acquisitions and divestitures, and restructurings. He is well-versed in counseling lenders and agent banks originating secured and unsecured loans across a wide range of industries. In addition to advising banking clients and borrowers on corporate, real estate, venture capital and leveraged loan facilities, he regularly counsels private equity firms and real estate investors on joint ventures and real estate and private company acquisitions and divestitures.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Gillespie worked in the fields of commercial real estate development, investment and finance. As an analyst for Credit Suisse, he gained experience underwriting and issuing commercial real estate loans for purchase by institutional investors in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market. Mr. Gillespie also has experience with value-added real estate redevelopment projects and construction management, and he leverages this industry experience when advising clients and helping them formulate practical business solutions.

Mr. Gillespie also spends considerable time advising clients in all aspects of corporate restructuring. He has significant experience representing clients in corporate bankruptcy proceedings, including auctions (363 sales), debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing and related litigation, which he brings to bear when assisting clients with developing solutions to distressed situations.


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D.
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Colorado
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
Honors & Awards
  • Dean's Scholar, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Arthur B. Hayutin Endowed Scholarship, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Best Oralist, Constitutional Litigation Oral Argument Competition, University of Denver Sturm College of Law