Overview

A. André Hendrick is a litigation lawyer in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. He 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, 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.

Mr. Hendrick has obtained positive outcomes for the firm's clients on summary judgment – at trial and on appeal. Recently, Mr. Hendrick obtained favorable summary judgment verdicts for clients in excess of $10 million. He 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.

Mr. Hendrick also practices in the areas of state and local government procurement, government contracts, bid proposals, bid protests and procurement appeals. 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 RFPs, RFQs and 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.

Representative Cases

  • 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

Published Opinions

  • 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)

Credentials

Education
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Furman University, B.S., Economics, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
Memberships
  • Georgia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2017
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazine, 2015

Publications

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