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Peter J. Andrews

Peter J. Andrews focuses his practice on local government and litigation matters. He is experienced in advising both the legislative and executive sides of local government on various legal and procedural issues including public financing, redevelopment projects, procurements and land use matters. Peter is also experienced reviewing and preparing city ordinances and working with state legislature on city matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter was responsible for the management of finance and aviation teams in the City of Atlanta's Department of Law as the Deputy City Attorney.



  • Represented the City of Atlanta departments of finance, planning, procurement, and information technology and office of enterprise asset management in:
    • The acquisition of 72 Marietta St., which now holds the Department of Watershed Management.°
    • Development of the agreements to fund the successor facility to the Georgia Dome.°
    • Negotiated agreements with MARTA and FTA leading to the construction of the Atlanta Streetcar.°
    • Completed the sale of City Hall East. Acquired the real estate and financed the City of Atlanta's Public Safety headquarters.°
    • Negotiated agreements with MARTA and the Federal Transit Authority leading to the construction of the Atlanta Streetcar.°
  • Advised Hartsfield Jackson International Airport on a myriad of legal matters, including the Central Passenger Terminal Complex agreement, FAA rules and regulations, construction and lease matters.
    • Issued over $1 billion in bonds for Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.°
    • Acted as lead attorney responsible for responding to and colleting the city's largest open records request (over one million documents reviewed) associated with the challenge to the concessions procurement.°
    • Worked in conjunction with outside counsel in defending the procurement of one billion-dollars' worth of concessions contracts.°
  • Advised and assisted the Atlanta Development Authority and Atlanta Beltline, Inc. in the implementation of the City of Atlanta's Beltline Redevelopment Plan.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Andrews prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Deputy City Attorney, City of Atlanta, 2009-2014
    • Acting City Attorney, 2010
    • Senior Assistant City Attorney, 2006-2009
    • Assistant City Attorney, 2005-2006
    • Associate City Attorney, 2004-2005
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of East Point, Fall 2003

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018


  • J.D., Western New England College School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Delaware State University, 1997
  • Georgia