Andrea M. Farley


Chair - Corporate
Executive Committee Member

Business Phone: 404.885.3282
Business Fax: 404.962.6555


Andrea Farley focuses on the representation of public and private companies in negotiating a variety of corporate reorganization transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and has particular experience representing specialty finance companies in their M&A transactions. In addition, Andrea represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and general corporate matters.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) in the sale of its direct consumer finance lending company to The Blackstone Group L.P., the acquisition of UnionBanc Insurance Services, the acquisition of the non-affiliated premium finance business from Aon Corporation, the sale of BB&T’s payroll division to ADP, and the reorganization of BB&T’s asset management business.
  • Representation of Atlanticus Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: ATLC), a provider of credit and related financial services to consumers, in various mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
  • Representation of Mangrove Equity Partners, L.P., a lower middle market private equity firm, in the acquisition and sale of several of its portfolio companies.
  • Representation of Jefferson Capital Systems in its acquisition of Liberty Holdings, LLC and other portfolio acquisitions.
  • Representation of AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) in its public and private offering of convertible debt securities.
  • Representation of EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), in the sale of Helio Inc. and the sale of various municipal wireless broadband operations.
  • Representation of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE: NWL) in the acquisition of a solder and flux business.
  • Representation of Harren Equity Partners, LLC, a middle-market private investment firm, in the acquisition and sale of various portfolio companies.
  • Representation of the Special Committee of Thomas Nelson, Inc., a publicly-held publisher and distributor, to a private equity group.
  • Representation of Cotton States Life Insurance Company, a publicly-held insurance company, in its sale to COUNTRY Insurance and the affiliation of its property and casualty insurance with COUNTRY Insurance.


Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "Sales & Purchase Agreements: Defining what "market" means," Third Annual Professional Learning Session of the Atlanta Corporate Development Leadership Network, November 2015 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Panelist, “State of the M&A Market,” 8th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum, October 2012 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Moderator, “State of the M&A Market,” 7th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum, October 2011 (Atlanta, GA)  

Professional and Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Directors, Zoo Atlanta
  • Board of Directors, Carl E. Sanders YMCA
  • Advisory Board, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Rankings and Recognition

  • University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame (Tennis), 2004
  • Selected as a Georgia Rising Star in Mergers & Acquisitions by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2005-2011)
  • Selected as Georgia Trend's Legal Elite (2007-2015)
  • Selected as one of the top 12 young Atlanta lawyers "On the Rise" by The Fulton County Daily Report (2009)
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for M&A/Corporate (2016).

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2004-present
      Executive Committee, 2009-present
      Chair of Hiring Committee, 2007-2009
      Hiring Committee, 2004-2009
  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 1997-2003



  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1997
    Vanderbilt Law Review
  • University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1993
    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • 1997 Georgia