André Hendrick is a litigation lawyer in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. Mr. Hendrick is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully represented international corporate entities in multiple jurisdictions as well as small companies and individuals in complicated business litigation matters.
Additionally, Mr. Hendrick has defended governmental entities and religious organizations in complex matters involving novel questions of law. He has developed a niche practice focusing on business torts, construction litigation, derivative suits, business divorces, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, confirmation hearings and deficiency actions, as well as premium finance and complex financial lending transactions.
Mr. Hendrick also has served as counsel to a special litigation committee in a shareholder derivative lawsuit. He successfully had the lawsuit dismissed after assisting the special litigation committee conduct an extended, comprehensive, internal corporate investigation. In connection with this engagement, Mr. Hendrick obtained a judgment for attorneys' fees and costs in excess of $1.2 million.
Mr. Hendrick has obtained positive outcomes for the firm's clients on summary judgment, at trial and on appeal. Recently, he obtained favorable summary judgment verdicts for clients in excess of $10 million. Mr. Hendrick also has a proven track record in the courtroom, obtaining favorable jury verdicts and directed verdicts following lengthy trials. He has represented clients in two non-judicial foreclosure confirmations of $46 million and $2.6 million. One of these cases was appealed and later affirmed by the Georgia Court of Appeals.
In addition, Mr. Hendrick practices in the areas of state and local government procurement, government contracts, bid proposals, bid protests, procurement appeals, and bond validation actions. He is well-versed in representing local, national and international businesses that interact with states and local governmental entities. Mr. Hendrick has extensive experience preparing responses to requests for proposal (RFPs), requests for quotation (RFQs) and requests for information (RFIs), as well as prosecuting and defending bid protests and bid proposals in the fields of healthcare and technology. He also has defended numerous bid protest appeals in the state and federal court systems.
Mr. Hendrick has successfully represented a national managed care organization in bid protests occurring in several states. He also prevailed in prosecuting a spec protest on behalf of a national technology company and in prosecuting a bid protest on behalf of an international transportation conglomerate.
Mr. Hendrick has also developed a niche expertise concerning Georgia Open Records Act claims and has obtained favorable rulings on behalf of private entities defending against claims that documents within the company's possession constituted public records under the Act.
- Defended a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company against a multimillion-dollar lawsuit arising out of an $18 million capital raise; following a weeklong trial in federal court, the jury returned a complete defense verdict
- Successfully defended an international conglomerate in a weeklong jury trial in Nevada arising out of a complex business transaction
- Obtained a favorable judgment for a large developer following a week-plus trial based on a dispute with the principal contractor
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of several national financial institutions resulting in millions of dollars in awards
- Obtained a complete defense verdict for a construction developer following a two-week jury trial arising out of complex legal theories dealing with trust and estate law
- Obtained a directed verdict at trial in favor of a religious organization based on complex claims unique to ecclesiastical real estate law
- Obtained a favorable verdict following a weeklong jury trial based on fraudulent concealment in connection with a real estate conveyance
- Obtained an award of $1.25 million in attorney fees and costs following the successful representation of a Georgia company in a shareholder derivative lawsuit
- Successfully litigated a $10 million bid protest for a large multinational transportation company and obtained a contract extension on the company's existing contract
- Successfully represented a large, publicly held company in defense of a bid protest with respect to the award of a large multimillion-dollar procurement issued by a university for the provision of dining services to students
- Obtained dismissal of claims asserted against a Georgia public transit agency regarding imposition of allegedly unconstitutional sales tax
- Obtained dismissal of claims asserted against a Georgia public transit agency regarding temporary route reductions in response to COVID-19 pandemic
- Obtained summary judgment on all claims asserted against a private company concerning alleged violations of the Georgia Open Records Act
- Obtained dismissal of claims alleging that a private company's contractual rights to use a professional stadium constituted a taxable interest
- Forced dismissal of suit against Georgia's largest hospital system that sought to subject the system to asymmetric and anticompetitive disclosure regulation
- Imperial Credit Corp v. Eighth Judicial District Court of State ex rel. County of Clark, 2014 WL 2740726 (June 13, 2014)
- Paulding County v. Morrison, 316 Ga. App. 806, 728 S.E.2d 921 (2012)
- Nash v. Compass Bank, 296 Ga. App. 874, 676 S.E.2d 28 (2009)
- Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- Furman University, B.S., Economics, magna cum laude
- Georgia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2017
- Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazine, 2015