Andrew A. Dean

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  • University of Connecticut (JD, 2001)
  • George Washington University (BA, 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota

Andy serves as outside real estate counsel to CVS in its real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, development and financing program in over 30 states. Andy also represents a multibillion-dollar national Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in its leasing of industrial, office, and retail space.

Andy also maintains an active pro bono practice. He represents various non-profit organizations in all types of real estate transactions and has volunteered with the Lawyer for the Day Program at the Boston Housing Court. Andy stays active in local and state politics by serving as an advisor on various campaigns.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Andy was an associate at a Boston law firm where he represented national and regional businesses in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions involving leasing, property management, acquisitions, dispositions, and permitting. There, his work included a multimillion-dollar acquisition of several restaurants on behalf of a national restaurant chain.

Representative Matters

  • Represented property owner in the sale and subsequent leaseback of an office building in Quincy, Massachusetts.
  • Represented property owner in the acquisition and subsequent sale of two high-profile commercial buildings in South Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Represented CVS in three sale-leaseback transactions involving 167 retail properties located in over 30 states.
  • Represented real estate investment management company in the acquisition of 136-unit apartment building in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • Represented landlord in the leasing of an over 100,000 s.f. industrial building in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Real Estate (2013 - 2015)
  • West Roxbury Main Streets Volunteer of the Year (2012)
  • Big Y Scholarship for Outstanding Law Student
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Past General Counsel and Member of the Board of Directors for West Roxbury Main Streets
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Panelist for Roundtable: "Legal Tips for the Small Business Owner”