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Andrea Gomes is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group, practicing in the areas of land use, environmental, and municipal law. Andrea regularly represents clients before local and state agencies and in state court. She has assisted with obtaining municipal approvals for clients, including site plan, special permit, variance, subdivision and wetlands approvals; in prosecuting or defending administrative appeals; and in litigating various matters, including affordable housing matters and property disputes such as quiet title actions, easement disputes, nuisance actions and actions for adverse possession. Additionally, she has counseled municipal agencies with various land use permitting and litigation matters, including public bidding disputes, eminent domain actions, and Freedom of Information Act issues.

Andrea’s environmental work encompasses environmental clean-up and cost recovery actions and representation of large shipping companies and their insurers in marine casualty events, including oil spill response and natural resource damage assessments and restoration matters.

While attending the University of Connecticut School of Law, Andrea served as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Moot Court Board.

Andrea is also fluent in Portuguese.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2021-Present)
  • Shipman & Goodwin LLP
    • Associate (2014-2021)
  • Connecticut Appellate Court
    • Judicial Clerk (2013-2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Laywers Rising Star®, Connecticut
    • Land Use/Zoning (2017-2020)
  • Best Lawyers Ones to Watch®
    • Environmental Law (2021)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law (2021)
    • Real Estate Law (2021)
  • CALI Excellence Awards in Business Organization (2012)
  • The David H. Neiditz Professional Writing Award (2013)
  • American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Scholarship and Leadership Award (2013)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • West Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission, Member
  • Connecticut Veterans Legal Center: Pro bono representation of veterans
  • Lawyers for Children of America: Pro bono representation of children

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Planning and Zoning Section
  • CREW - The Real Estate Exchange, President Elect
  • Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut, Member
  • Professional Women in Construction, Member

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

Languages

  • Portuguese (fluent)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Partnership for Strong Communities’ Tipping Point, Connecticut’s Affordable Housing Conference Series (2020)

News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Welcomes Land Use Attorney Andrea Gomes

March 4, 2021

Andrea Gomes has joined Hinckley Allen as an associate in the firm’s real estate group. Andrea joins the firm’s Hartford office from Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, where she focused on land use permitting and litigation, environmental and municipal law. S…

Events

Upcoming Event

CREW CT VIRTUAL EVENT: Industrial - A Star Asset Class Continues to Shine Bright

April 21, 2021

Attorney, Andrea Gomes will moderate CREW CT's first in a four-part series, exploring commercial real estate in Connecticut in a COVD and post-COVID world."Join industry experts in discussing how COVID has impacted the industrial real estate market in Conn…