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Andrea M. Close

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Andrea grew up on the Hood Canal, situated in the shadow of the scenic Olympic Mountains of Washington State. She attended Whitworth University and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Andrea chose to join AmeriCorps and participated in the Washington Reading Corps Program.  During this time, she was actively engaged in improving the literacy in her childhood community.  Andrea traveled back to eastern Washington and attended Gonzaga School of Law.  After graduating, Andrea became licensed in 2013 and worked in the Spokane area focusing on civil litigation, business law, and bankruptcy.

In 2015 Andrea decided to move to Sacramento in order to attend McGeorge School of Law.  She graduated with a Legal Masters in Business Practice and has since worked with several local businesses on a wide variety of litigation and transactional issues.  Andrea joined Smith, McDowell & Powell in October 2018 as an Associate Attorney.  Her practice areas include employment, real property, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, corporate governance and compliance, construction, and intellectual property.

Andrea is an avid Seattle Seahawk fan and travels to the Pacific Northwest as often as she can. When she is not in the office, she enjoys skiing, spending time with friends and family, and continuing to explore the greater Sacramento area.

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