Andrew L. Collier

Andrew L. Collier

Partner

Andrew L. Collier

Partner

Andrew has more than 15 years of experience in complex civil litigation, and specializes in complex business disputes.

Andrew is deeply committed to his clients and has a singular focus on achieving their goals with efficiency, pragmatism, and creativity. He brings these core values to bear in every dispute, for all types of clients from individuals, to family owned regional businesses, to Fortune 500 companies.

Andrew consistently obtains excellent results for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court, and in arbitration before administrative agencies. He applies his experience, expertise, and values across a wide spectrum of subject matters.

Andrew has successfully represented his clients in agricultural, creditors’ rights/finance, partnership/shareholder, fiduciary, contract, real property, intellectual property, and environmental/toxics disputes. 

Andrew is outside special litigation counsel to a number of companies including a regional agricultural financial institution, a locally owned national fruit packing company, and an internet technology business.

Andrew came to Sacramento and Downey Brand in 2003 from one of California’s largest firms. He became a partner in the Litigation Department in 2007. Andrew served two terms on the Firm’s Executive Committee beginning in 2014.

Experience

Creditors' Rights/Agricultural Finance

  • Special outside special litigation counsel to regional agricultural financial institution.
  • Represented financial institution in obtaining appointment of receiver in state court.
  • Represented financial institution in obtaining writs of possession in state court.
  • Represented financial institution in obtaining writs of attachment in state court.
  • Represented financial institution in commercial loan and guaranty disputes in state and federal court.
  • Represented financial institution in defense of lender liability claims in state court.

Contract

  • Outside special litigation counsel to local family-owned national fruit packing company.
  • Represented local aerospace company in business purchase agreement dispute in state court.
  • Represented locally owned regional grocery store chain in contract dispute in state court.
  • Represented regional nursing home business in contract and shareholder dispute in state court.
  • Represented regional healthcare provider in service/management contract dispute.
  • Represented state-wide vehicle dealer in business purchase dispute in state court.

Partnership/Shareholder/Fiduciary

  • Represented local family owned national fruit packing company in fiduciary dispute.
  • Represented dissociated partner in emerging technology general partnership dispute.
  • Represented minority shareholder in California casino dispute in state court and administrative agency.
  • Represented minority-owned local supermarket in shareholder dispute in state court.

Environmental/Toxics

  • Represented businesses in drinking water quality dispute with administrative agency in state court.
  • Represented developer in Clean Water Act dispute in federal court and before administrative agency.
  • Represented former landfill owner in RCRA, CERCLA, and nuisance dispute in federal court.
  • Represented municipality in Clean Water Act dispute in federal court and before administrative agency.

Real Property

  • Represented family held real estate company in Nevada casino lease dispute in state court.
  • Represented local commercial rice grower in purchase agreement dispute in arbitration.
  • Represented developer in fraudulent transfer dispute in state and bankruptcy court
  • Represented co-tenant in commercial alfalfa farming and partition dispute in state court.

Intellectual Property

  • Outside special litigation counsel to local internet technology company.
  • Represented regional dried fruit processor in patent dispute in federal trial and appellate court.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Member, State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association

Honors And Rankings

  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer, General Litigation, 2015-2016

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