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Andrea E. Hinz

Attorney

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Licensed In: Nebraska and Minnesota

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Omaha Real Estate & Business Attorney

Omaha attorney Andrea E. Hinz is a results-driven and detail-oriented attorney at Goosmann Law Firm who helps her clients accomplish their goals by navigating the complexities of real estate and business transactions. She uses her analytical skills to help real estate developers, businesses, and anyone with real estate and business transactional needs with their top concerns involving financing transactions, due diligence, title review, zoning, document preparation, contract negotiations, and closing deals.

Andrea is ready to do the hard work for her clients so that they can focus on what’s important to them. She takes the time to explain the issues and complexities, do the necessary research, draft the documents, complete the due diligence, assist with financing, offer advice, find the missing pieces of the puzzle, and guide her clients through the process until the job is finished.

Andrea has always loved learning and from a young age knew she wanted to become an attorney. Her parents grew up on farms in North Dakota, which instilled in them a work ethic which she always admired. Andrea finds satisfaction in working hard and getting the job done, which was an obvious fit for the area of law.

Andrea’s undergraduate degree in accounting piqued her interest in learning about businesses. During and after college, she worked at the National Credit Union Administration examining credit unions and assessing regulatory compliance. Through this experience she was able to use her knowledge to help credit unions to run more smoothly by implementing certain policies, procedures, and accounting rules. She knew the knowledge gained during this experience would help her help businesses mitigate risk in the future.

After graduating law school, Andrea worked as counsel at a large title insurance company focusing primarily on residential real estate title issues. Through this experience, she began to enjoy the puzzle that is property and title work, reviewing and drafting documents relating to real estate, and aiding insureds in resolving their property disputes and issues, both through managing litigation and more informal means of resolution. Real estate transactions are a large undertaking and Andrea enjoys being the person to help clients get them done the right way.

LICENSED IN: Nebraska and Minnesota

Andrea’s “Why”

Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, Phil, son, James, and goldendoodle, Oliver. In her spare time, she enjoys music. She can play the piano, flute, and guitar, but loves singing the most. She also enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, and interior design.

Bar Admissions

  • State Courts: Nebraska & Minnesota

Education
  • Indiana University of Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, IN, 2020
    • Juris Doctor
    • Activities: Transactional Drafting Competition, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition
    • Organizations: Business Law Society (Mentor), Women’s Law Caucus (Member & Treasurer 2019)
  • Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, 2016
    • Bachelor of Business Administration- BBA, Accounting
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Distinguished as 2016 Accounting Student of the Year
    • Activities, Employment, and Involvement: University Honors Program In litterus fidique, Note-Taking Program Coordinator, English Language Lab Tutor, Soprano in Christus Chorus, Christus Chorus Treasurer, Senior Vocal Recital Performer, Performer in Opera Workshop
Previous Employment
  • Fidelity National Financial
    Claims Counsel, AVP March 2022-October 2022
    Associate Claims Counsel, March 2021-March 2022
    Claims Administrator, August 2020- March 2021
    Law Clerk, May 2019- August 2019
    • Review real estate contracts, title insurance documents, and real estate files; resolve survey disputes pertaining to encroachments, rights-of-way, and easements; review files in preparation for foreclosure; and negotiate and draft settlement agreements based on experience in property law and financing.
    • Investigate, analyze, and administer title insurance claims to determine coverage under contract, provide superior customer service to claimants, research and interpret applicable laws and their effect for each claim, prepare coverage determination, oversee litigation actions, manage a large caseload across multiple states, and execute creative legal solutions to resolve covered title insurance claims.
    • Examine title insurance contracts, leveraging a deep knowledge of insurance contracts and their workings to draft coverage determinations, identify targets for recoupment, evaluate potential loss, and take action to mitigate loss.
    • Oversee claims matters from inception through resolution including creating litigation plans and filing actions including quiet title, reformation of instruments, and partitions, and monitoring litigation and litigation counsels.
    • Evaluate title files, draft title insurance coverage opinions, litigation plans, loss payment reports and handle all aspects of title insurance claims.
       
  • National Credit Union Administration
    Credit Union Examiner, June 2016- July 2017
    • Managed a district of federally insured credit unions, monitoring quarterly financials to assess compliance with federal regulations, state laws, audit standards, and accounting rules.
    • Assessed credit union compliance with laws regarding financial crimes and reviewed credit union marketing, operations, accounting, investment, and management policies and activities.
    • Drafted and presented findings and exam reports and recommended future action to management and board of directors.
    • Recommended innovations to Office of Business Innovation regarding new audit management tool.
    • Received “On-the-Spot” Award for outstanding work performance while under time constraints.

Clerkship & Externship Experience

  • Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
    Law Clerk, October 2018- April 2019
    • Researched and drafted memoranda in legal areas including landlord/tenant, administrative, and family law.
    • Drafted divorce and parenting/guardianship petitions and related court documents.
    • Researched criminal history and drafted various documents to assist clients with criminal expungement petitions.
       
  • Hennepin County, 4th Judicial District Court
    Judicial Extern for Hon. Peter Cahill, May 2018- July 2018
    • Drafted court orders for Child in Need of Protection and Services and Juvenile Delinquency cases.
    • Prepared, observed, and debriefed court cases.
    • Completed an annual Civil Case Update project for all Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court cases.

Volunteer Experience

  • Protective Order Project
    Case Management Director, August 2018- April 2019
    • Managed all cases, conducted conflict checks for each case, ensured cases adhered to timeline, and communicated updates to supervising attorney.
    • Conducted intakes and drafted memos and court documents to assist clients in obtaining civil protective orders.
       
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
    Site Coordinator, October 2018- April 2019
    • Prepared income taxes pro bono for taxpayers in need and managed and trained volunteers to prepare and file taxes.
    • Managed volunteers and hundreds of clients on-site and troubleshot complex tax issues for our team of tax preparers.

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