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Andreas Panagiotis Papantoniou

Business Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Andreas Papantoniou is a principal and founder of Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C. Andreas heads up the business department. He is engaged in a general legal business and corporate practice that encompasses a broad range of corporate and financial matters covering diverse industries. He has represented companies and individuals in the banking, financial, real estate, venture capital and private equities, entertainment, medical, dentistry, manufacturing, apparel, restaurant, and eSport (electronic gaming) industries in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, intellectual property licensing, and other commercial transactions. Many of these business transactions have had both domestic and international components. Andreas also serves as outside counsel for certain clients and their board of directors. Andreas was selected as a 2014 Rising Star bySuper Lawyers.

Andreas represents clients in the software, automotive, restaurant, medical, security surveillance, logistics, and distribution and warehousing industries in strategic acquisitions and general corporate matters, including drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements. He has represented leading international apparel retailers and wholesalers in multiple strategic acquisitions totaling over $1.5 billion in acquisition purchases, as well as general corporate matters. Andreas also represents many professionals in the medical and dentistry industries, providing sound assistance and guidance with respect to the formation, creation and management of their practices and with the negotiation and drafting of employment related agreements.   Additionally, he represents Not-for-Profit organizations, including advising such clients through the 501(c)(3) application process, car wash owners and prospective car wash buyers, and clients in fashion and entertainment industries in connection with contract negotiations and intellectual property issues.  

Andreas, a Cornell Law graduate and International Law Journal member, has had the opportunity to practice law for 10 years at some of the biggest corporate law firms in the world, leading on mergers and acquisitions of multimillion dollar deals for large companies, and working on complex transactional deals for large firms.  Andreas has chosen to bring his expertise in law into the small business market because seeing small business grow and helping entrepreneurs is what excites him.  Andreas has a competitive edge, he enjoys nothing more than to help a company’s best interest, provide the best counsel and sound business advice to  small businesses and their owners and watch them thrive and grow into prosperous businesses. "Your success is our success" is what we practice by.  Andreas is able to apply his Big Law experience, and pass his knowledge on to smaller businesses and entrepreneurs. Andreas believes that great representation is everything, and has seen first hand what can happen when law matters are not dealt with by a qualified attorney, even if they are well-meaning - if you do not have the knowledge you are powerless to help people the right way. 

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Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C.
500 Old Country Road
Suite 302
Garden City, NY, 11530


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Posted by Andrew | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Transactional Attorney I've Dealth With
ther owned or been a partner in many business enterprises over the years and have had many interactions with different attorneys on different types of deals, whether buying or selling a business or shares in a business, or entering into joint venture partnerships with other business people. Andreas was recommended by a business associate who had used him in the sale of this business and was very satisfied with Andreas' abilities and sound advice. So I gave Andreas a try with one of my deals since my attorney happened to be away on holiday and the deal needed to get completed quickly. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience with Andreas and manner in which he handled the entire deal process. He was always available for calls and was quick to respond to emails from all parties. He was very knowledgeable, both with respect to legal issues and business issues and performed extremely well in negotiations. I will continue to use Andreas' firm moving forward and highly recommend him for anyone looking for a solid corporate attorney.
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Posted by Robert | September 11, 2015
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Guidance that was vital to the sale of my Business.
Andreas was recommended by a business friend. He offers a lot to a business owner like myself. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in the legal aspects of a business sale (as was I after dealing with him) but he has the ability to understand the business aspects of deal as well – and unless you’re a business owner that’s dealt with attorneys in the past, you may not appreciate the importance of this attribute. This is not to be understated. He brought so much to the table with respect to the actual negotiations of the sale contracts and carefully explained the business consequences and potential consequences of the provisions of the contracts. He also made sure proper protections were in place for me after the sale closed as well. He essentially guided me through the entire process and educated me on issues I never would have thought about myself (and I would consider myself a pretty savvy business owner). I highly recommend Andreas and I can’t say enough about what he brings to the table. Do yourself a favor and hire him for your legal needs.
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Posted by Kelly | September 8, 2015
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Superior guidance and advocacy in employment agreements.
If you are looking for knowledgeable and client-centered lawyers, you need look no further. Bashian & Papantoniou has helped me avoid irreversible pitfalls in my career by expertly negotiating my complex employment agreement. As a medical doctor, I have extensive medical knowledge, but felt like a fish out of water when it came to navigating through the 20 page employment agreement I received from my first employer. Bashian & Papantoniou were always there every step of the way, and were always helpful and patient with my questions and concerns. They were able to explain the nuances to the agreement, and alerted me of many of the clauses that were put there to protect the employer but put me at risk. They actually negotiated on my behalf with the employer's counsel, and I felt like I had more leverage in making changes with Bashian & Papantoniou representing me. I was actually able to make many of the changes I was looking to make, and was able to have the employer change the language on the contract so that it was no longer one-sided. I can't thank Bashian & Papantoniou enough for all their help and feel fortunate to have had their assistance with such an important agreement.
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Posted by Ryan | August 27, 2015
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Skilled, knowledgeable and trustworthy!
The law office of Bashian & Papantoniou was fantastic and most importantly ended up saving me a ton of money. I was moving my office into a class A real estate building, prior to this I had never dealt with a structured corporate lease before so I sought expert advise. Initially I was reluctant to hire the firm because I did not want to incur any costs in addition to my move, gut instinct told me to go ahead and hire them so I did. Within 10 days of lease completion I was faced with a huge construction issue that the landlord tried to pin on me which would have cost tens of thousands of dollars to rectify ended up being covered by the landlord because Andreas Papantoniou structured the contract as such. So literally within 10 days I paid for me legal fees for contract negotiation fifty times over! I would and have recommended Andreas and his firm to any and everyone!
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Posted by Michael Tzezailidis | August 27, 2015
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Savvy and Extremely Competent!
Been working with Andreas for many years. He has helped me navigate to victory through very difficult circumstances defending and negotiating against two of NYC largest firms. He is a confident communicator, negotiator and legal wiz who knows how to get the law to work for you. Aside from being competent, they are honest and transparent; I say this because even if it is out of their scope of expertise they will put you on the right track and get you in-touch with the parties needed. Feel free to reach out to me for details.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bashian & Papantoniou, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cooley Godward
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Dentons (Formerly Salans)
  • 2004 - 2007


  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Tulane University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Representation of Cannabis Companies
  • Purchase of Restaurant Chain
  • Successful
  • Sale of Logistics Company
  • Successful
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  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Cornell International Law Journal
  • Editor
  • 2005 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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  • Cornell International Law Journal
  • Editor
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Various Medical Facilities and Hospitals
  • Medical Employment Agreements
  • 2015
  • Various Events
  • Negotiating Partnership Agreements
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Andreas
Business Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andreas is a highly competent and ethical attorney. I am comfortable referring all corporate and business matters to him, because I know that he will provide the highest level of service at a fair price."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, Andreas. He is a smart and competent lawyer who puts client service above all else."
Business Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Andreas is a smart and talented corporate attorney. His years of experience in representing business owners is a true asset. He is a true professional."