Andrew L. Pidcock

Andrew L. Pidcock: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (434 Attorneys)
  • Tabor Center, 1200 Seventeenth Street, Suite 1900, Denver, CO 80202
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Andy Pidcock is a founding member and chairman of the firm's Retail and Franchise Services Group and oversees the Denver Real Estate and Commercial Lending practices. His franchise practice involves real estate and commercial finance with a focus on commercial leasing, franchising, business and asset acquisitions, licensing and distributor transactions. On the commercial finance side, Andy is focused on asset-based and real estate financing transactions as well as mezzanine, bridge loans and lines of credit. He has also worked on workouts and foreclosures. Andy is also experienced with real estate development projects and particularly those involving the hospitality and retail industries.

Andy is the manager of national and regional legal affairs for many of our firm's restaurant and retail clients. He has extensive experience in real estate purchases and sales, ground leases and other leases of all types. Andy is particularly skilled at assembling and managing efficient and cost-effective legal teams for our clients' expansion programs for new corporate and franchised stores. He has experience with large multi-site, multi-state expansion and franchise growth programs, as well as commercial loans and other such related financings.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Franchise Dining Deals Get Supersized In Development Boom, Quoted, Law360 (April 21, 2014)
• Inadvertent franchise relationship: What you should watch for, Co-Author, Colorado Real Estate Journal (July 20, 2011)
• Basics Tracks: Real Estate - Basic Leasing in Franchising, Moderator, 44th Annual Legal Symposium, International Franchise Association, Washington, D.C. (May 2011)
• Retailers: Improve, standardize leases in this down economy, Author, Colorado Real Estate Journal (July 21, 2010)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2013-2019); Commercial Finance Law (2017-2019)
•Super Lawyers, Real Estate - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
•Colorado Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2006-2009)

Community Involvement

•Downtown Denver Partnership Retail Counsel

Other Professional Experience

•Cohen Brame & Smith, P.C., Partner
•Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Of Counsel

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 20
Inadvertent franchise relationship: What you should watch for

Jul 21
Retailers: Improve, standardize leases in this down economy

Jul 10
Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Related Publications

Apr 17
2008 Colorado Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Government Relations
  • International
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Franchising
  • Zoning and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303.634.2023  Phone
University Attended:
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, B.A., Economics, with honors, Tau Kappa Epsilon, 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Denver Law School, J.D., Order of St. Ives, 1989
Year of First Admission:
Colorado; Washington; Supreme Court of Colorado

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•International Council of Shopping Centers
•International Franchise Association

Birth Information:
Lisle, Illinois, July 3, 1962
Representative Transactions: Real estate and leasing counsel to numerous national and regional restaurant and retail/service companies with respect to their growth initiatives, including in the areas of fast food, coffee, pizza, hamburgers, pasta, banking and child care.; Manages a leasing group that negotiates and drafts hundreds of leases each year for restaurant/retail tenants, including build-to-suit, ground and space leases.; Represented a major bank in connection with its acquisition of two large data center sites.

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Denver, Colorado

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