Andrea Platner Hellman joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner of Allyn & Fortuna in 2005. She concentrates in administrative and regulatory law, employment law, commercial litigation and intellectual property.
Ms. Hellman specializes in advising businesses of all sizes on a wide array of regulatory matters ranging from procuring required approvals and permits to successfully defending clients in administrative and criminal proceedings. Clients from a variety of fields seek Ms. Hellman’s expertise to navigate the government regulatory process and manage the nuanced and complex interactions that businesses have with regulatory agencies, including hearings and other proceedings before the courts and numerous federal, state, and local administrative agencies, including fire safety, buildings, consumer protection, health, alcohol, and environmental matters. She is also experienced in motion practice and appeals from determinations of these agencies. Also, Ms. Hellman proactively advises businesses on regulatory matters in order to prevent adverse governmental administrative action. In addition, she develops training materials for businesses and helps formulate internal procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Ms. Hellman’s skill in conjunction with almost 25 years experience, insight, and relationship building with various agencies are of great benefit to Allyn & Fortuna’s clients.
When an agency’s final determination adversely affects the firm’s clients, Ms. Hellman is adept at obtaining judicial relief from such determination. She has mastered the procedural and substantive requirements necessary to effect judicial intervention and review of agency actions.
Allyn & Fortuna’s clients also look to Ms. Hellman for trademark filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including carrying out searches and advising clients on the likelihood of acceptance or refusal of the application, filing and prosecuting applications to register trademarks, and the handling of objections from the Trademark Office or other parties.
Ms. Hellman was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1992 and her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1995 from Boston University School of Law, where she was named a Paul J. Liacos Scholar and an Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar. She was also a member of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.