Andrei D. Tsygankov, Partner

Andrei D. Tsygankov

About Andrei

Andrei Tsygankov is an Atlanta-based business transactional attorney and entrepreneur, and he helps companies that are fast-growing (or those that are experiencing rapid changes) to avoid becoming flying gas cans.

Andrei’s primary specialization as an attorney is Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Raising, Private Equity, Software & Intellectual Property Licensing, as well as ongoing General Counsel services to companies who are hitting their growth stride.

In addition to being one of the founding Partners of Founders Legal, Andrei has co-founded and was directly involved in managing 5 other companies. As a result, Andrei understands firsthand the challenges that company founders, owners, and executive teams face in building a business.

Given his business-first background, Andrei promotes a practical approach to law: Focusing first and foremost on providing clear answers, efficient legal solutions, and ultimately, great value to clients.

Specialized Areas:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Software Licensing
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing
  • Corporate Counsel


  • Georgia State University, College of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Science in Management & Accounting

Bar Admission

  • State of Georgia

Recent & Notable Projects:

International Mergers & Acquisitions:

Led and successfully closed a $20M strategic acquisition for a client in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry, in which the US-based client acquired a target with subsidiaries in multiple foreign jurisdictions.

Master It Services Agreement:

Successfully negotiated an $8M, 3-party agreement for the provision of complex data migration services to a city government.

Commercial Software License Agreement:

Drafted a commercial software license agreement for a highly-specialized, on-premise software product relied upon by many Fortune 500 companies for internal reporting and analysis.

Software-As-A-Service Agreement:

Drafted a suite of enterprise-level master agreements and policies for a fast-growing client in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry, for use with the client’s highest-value corporate customers.

Corporate Counsel:

Assist clients in reviewing, negotiating, and advising on agreements and transactions with multinational corporate customers on an ongoing basis.