Andrew M. Fleischman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Louisville, KY

Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP
 | 710 West Main Street, 4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-509-6962
Fax: 502-540-8282
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%)


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Attorney Profile

Andrew M. Fleischman is an attorney at Kaplan Johnson Abate and Bird LLP. Based in Louisville and representing individual and business clients throughout Kentucky, he focuses his practice on a variety of business-related issues, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, and general corporate matters. Admitted to practice in Kentucky, Mr. Fleischman has been named by Chambers USA as a top real estate lawyer in its annual list of top lawyers and law firms, and he has received a "Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished*" peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Fleischman has provided assistance to entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new venture. At the outset, he determines what the most appropriate form of legal entity would be, and after the business has been formed, he works on matters such as the preparation of leases and other contracts, obtaining equity and debt financing, and the purchase of other companies. Some of Mr. Fleischman's clients have included coal companies, waste recyclers, manufacturers and financial institutions. He also represented the owners of a Lexington art museum and boutique hotel in obtaining financing for its construction and launch as well as a quasi-public corporation with respect to the development of a Louisville arena.

Mr. Fleischman is the author of a treatise on secured transactions governed by Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in music and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1994. Mr. Fleischman's legal education came at the University of Virginia School of Law, and he was the articles editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law Association before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997. His community service has included his tenure as a member of the board of the Louisville Orchestra.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (40%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Real Estate (30%): Landlord/Tenant

Mergers & Acquisitions (30%)

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Landlord/Tenant


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Andrew Fleischman

Admitted: 1997, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • Leading Kentucky Real Estate Lawyer, Chambers USA (2008-2015)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer (2012-2016)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Chair of the Business Law and Real Estate Law sections of the Louisville Bar Association 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Chamber Music Society of Louisville, President and Board Member
  • The Louisville Orchestra, Inc., General Counsel, Vice President and Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Kentucky Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the UCC (Data Trace Publishing Company 2001, updated annually), Author


  • Represented a quasi-public corporation in the development, construction and financing of a 22,000-seat arena in Louisville, which involved negotiating the governing documents for $349 million in bond financing.
  • Represented a private coal company in negotiating a joint venture with a public coal company to mine a significant block of coal reserves in Western Kentucky.
  • Served as seller’s counsel in sale of regional lab diagnostic testing company to Laboratory Corporation of America.
  • Served as seller’s counsel in sale of Louisville-based waste collection and recycling company to Waste Management, Inc.
  • Represented a group of investors in the acquisition of a large underground coal mine in Colorado, as well as the formation, capitalization and financing of the acquiring entity.
  • Served as counsel for start-up distilling company in private offering of Units to finance a craft distillery in NuLu
  • Represented 21c Lexington in financing a new boutique hotel using a mixture of tax credits and conventional bank financing.

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA Music (1994)

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Coal
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Hotel
  • Manufacturing
  • Privately-Held Companies
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Office Location for Andrew M. Fleischman

710 West Main Street
4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-509-6962

Fax: 502-540-8282

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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