Professional Profile: Andrea Gomes 2017

Andrea Gomes

Name: Andrea Gomes

Title: Associate

Company: Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Location: Hartford, CT

Birthplace: N/A

Education: University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2013, New York University, B.A., with honors, 2009

Birthplace:  Hartford, Connecticut 

How many years have you been practicing? 4 years.

Tell me about your area of practice as it relates to commercial real estate:  My practice is primarily focused on land use permitting and litigation where I represent private companies, developers, and property owners in various site plan applications, administrative appeals, affordable housing matters, and property disputes.  

What other areas do you practice in?  I also practice in the areas of environmental law and construction law.

Are you a member of an association? Connecticut Bar Association; Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut (Note: I am also fluent in Portuguese); CREW CT, board member; Professional Women in Construction, mentor program committee member

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?  As the daughter of a small business owner, I would probably open a small business of some kind such as an antique/home furnishings boutique.

Favorite novel:  I’m not one to pick favorites but, just to name a few that I have enjoyed:  Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen; Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese; and The Devil in the White City; Erik Larson.

Favorite film:  Again, no favorites, but the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are go-tos.

Hobbies:  Cooking; traveling; refinishing furniture.