Andy leads Maynard Nexsen's Government Solutions Group. His experiences in transactional, financial, and regulatory matters include:

  • General Counsel Services – Legal and strategic business advice including Strategic Planning and Communications, Target Acquisition, Executive Hiring, and Incentive Plans
  • Contracts and Compliance Counsel – FAR Counsel, Bid Protests, Claims, Joint Venture Arrangements, Teaming Arrangements, Strategic Entity Formation, Negotiated Government IP Rights, Security Compliance, SBA Rules, and FAA Rules
  • Transaction/Finance Counsel – Mergers & Acquisitions, ESOP Financing, Bank/Borrower Counsel in Government Contractor Lending Transactions, State and Local Abatements, Economic Incentives, Bond/Issuer Counsel in Public Finance Transactions, USDA and SBA guaranteed loans

Prior to joining Maynard, Andy served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable C. Lynwood Smith, Jr., United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama from 1995-1996.

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association, Public Contracts Section
  • Alabama Bar Association, Business Section
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Huntsville SOF Network
  • Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Madison County Bar Association, Past Secretary
  • Russel Hill Cancer Foundation, Board Member
  • Asha Kiran (Ray of Hope Women's Help Line)
  • National Children's Advocacy Center, Past Board Member
  • Huntsville Library Foundation Board, Past Board Member
  • First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville



  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law (2015-present); Government Contracts (2016-present); Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2018 - Present)
  • Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Corporate Law (2019), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2022, 2024)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate Law (2016)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate Law (2013-2015)


Speaking Engagements

  • 3/21: "Selling a Government Contractor: Exit Strategies" - National Center For Simulation (Webinar)
  • 12/24/20: "The Journey to an ESOP" EP53 - Government Contractors as ESOPs - interview with ESOP attorney Andy Watson from Huntsville, AL (Podcast)
  • 05/11/20: "2020 Lunch & Learn - Government Contracts & Legal Perspectives" Huntsville/Madison County Chamber (Webinar)



  • State Bar: Alabama
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