Andrew Ko

Associate | Washington, D.C.

ako@mofo.com | (202) 887-6920 ako@mofo.com
(202) 887-6920

Andrew Ko is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Finance practice. His practice focuses on representing publicly and privately held companies in a variety of corporate and securities law matters.

Mr. Ko represents both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, private placements and debt financings, including offerings of common and preferred equity, debt, convertible debt and high yield debt and tender offers. In addition, Mr. Ko regularly advises numerous public company clients regarding general business matters, corporate governance issues and compliance with the U.S federal securities laws and the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

While in law school, Mr. Ko was a summer associate in Morrison Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office. He received his LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation with distinction in 2019 and his J.D. in 2018 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Executive Editor of The Tax Lawyer. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California Los Angeles, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Ares Industrial Real Estate Income Trust Inc. in connection with its second public offering of up to $2.0 billion of common stock and its third public offering of up to $5 billion of common stock
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with the registered offering of $5 billion of notes by Novartis Capital Corporation, the U.S. financing subsidiary of Novartis AG
  • Represented Neuronetics, Inc. in connection with a public offering of $75 million of common stock
  • Represented On Semiconductor Corporation in connection with a private offering of $700 million of notes
  • Represented an underwriter in Modiv Inc. public offerings of $45 million of preferred stock and $1 million of common stock
  • Represented the underwriters and sales agents in connection with Plymouth Industrial REIT’s multiple follow-on offerings of common stock and at-the-market offering program
  • Represented the sales agents in connection with Equity Residential’s at-the-market offering program of 13 million shares of common stock
  • Represented Raymond James Financial, Inc. in connection with tender offer of its senior notes
  • Represented Sky Harbour LLC in connection with its business combination with Yellowstone Acquisition Company, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, with Sky Harbour Group Corporation as the surviving company
  • Represented Sila Realty Trust, Inc. in its $40 million internalization transaction
  • Represented the special committee of the board of directors of Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT II, Inc. in connection with its acquisitions of Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc. and Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT III, Inc., with a $3 billion resulting company
  • Represented Steadfast Apartment REIT, Inc. in its acquisitions of Steadfast Income REIT, Inc. and Steadfast Apartment REIT III, Inc., with a $3.3 billion resulting company
  • Represented numerous REITs in connection with private offerings
  • Represented numerous public entities in connection with ongoing corporate governance, securities compliance and other matters
  • Represented public entities in connection with corporate and regulatory matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and state securities regulators
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