Andrew J Weidhaas

Andrew J. Weidhaas


AJ Weidhaas is a partner in and former Co-Chair of Goodwin's Private Equity group, and and previously served as chair of the firm’s Santa Monica office. AJ serves on the firm’s Allocations Committee and has previously served on its Executive Committee and as chair of the New York Business Law department. He specializes in private equity and M&A transactions, including growth equity investments, leveraged buyouts and leveraged recapitalizations, going private transactions, SPACs and deSPACS. AJ’s experience ranges from the representation of growth companies in financings and buyouts in the middle market through later stage growth equity investments and LBOs and the representation of strategics in private and public M&A. His industry expertise includes technology, healthcare, consumer products, defense, real estate and financial services.

AJ’s clients include private equity sponsors Behrman Capital, Bregal Sagemount, Great Hill Partners, company clients KIND Snacks, Hyperice, Vertellus Manufacturing and MiraDx, and a number of Fortune 50 financial institutions in M&A and financing transactions.

Professional Activities

AJ is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts, New York, California and American Bar Associations.




Stanford Law School

(with distinction)


Yale University

(magna cum laude, with distinction)



  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • California

Recognition & Awards

AJ has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 United States.