Andrew (Drew) Chisholm’s practice emphasizes general business litigation and insurance coverage. His legal experience and academic background provide him with the skills to handle a wide range of business matters. Clients benefit from his energetic, innovative, and effective approach in representing their interests.
Can you name any skills or personality traits that you think are needed in your kind of practice that might differ from other practices?
I am organized, prepared and flexible. In law, you need to be extremely organized and prepared. Also, you need to be flexible in the legal positions you initially take to advance your client's interests, because new facts often surface later that are outcome determinative.
What do you like about your work?
The most fulfilling part of my work is winning a case and sending my client the funds recovered in the lawsuit.
What skills and experiences have you acquired that make you comfortable and qualified in your practice?
After completing my undergraduate degree in Business and before law school, I worked for about four years for a company. During this full-time employment, I obtained a Master's in Business, while attending night school. The foregoing experience provided me a deep business background and reinforced the principles of hard work.
In five sentences or less, will you explain something to me that is complicated, but you know well?
The Holder in Due Course Doctrine of Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code is complicated. The moral of the story is if you are issuing a check to a payee, and a dispute arises with that payee, and you place a stop payment on that check, it will not limit your liability on the check to a bank or check-cashing entity if the payee nevertheless deposited/cashed the check. Many believe that if the payee lied to the check issuer to get them to draft the check, or the payee cashed the check knowing a stop payment order was placed, that these types of defenses can be used against the bank or check-cashing entity. Not true. Unfortunately, the issuer of the check must pay on their check to a "holder in due course" (bank or cash-checking entity), despite the stop payment order.