Andy Kent is listed in many domestic and international directories as one of the leading business lawyers in Canada. He is most commonly recognized for addressing troubled business situations, complex financial transactions and cross-border matters and distressed M&A. Quotes in directories about Andy include: "leading light who is as bright as day", "[having] a real creative streak and the ability to ‘always dig a bit deeper'", "admired for possessing capabilities to deal with the most difficult legal issues in any financing context", "immensely shrewd and formidable adversary", "clients were effusive in their praise", "a lawyer with a brilliant legal mind", "distils complex business issues into simple language", "no one doubts [his] academic pedigree and technical excellence" and "impressive street fighter and strategist". Andy has written and spoken on a wide variety of legal matters and has spear-headed successful statutory reform initiatives. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and in 2011 was selected as one of 25 most influential lawyers in Canada.