Mr. Hellman’s practice is focused on the representation of individuals and businesses in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Hellman’s practice regularly includes contract disputes, prosecution and defense of preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, partnership and inter-company disputes and various types of debtor and creditor disputes. Mr. Hellman’s practice also includes various types of real estate litigation including title disputes, lease disputes and trespass actions. Mr. Hellman regularly appears in the Connecticut Superior Court, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Hellman has lectured to the Connecticut Bar Association and the Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Institute. Mr. Hellman has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal Practice Section of the Connecticut Bar Association from 1996 to the present and a member of the Section since 1989. Mr. Hellman is also a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Mr. Hellman was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, PA from 1986 to 1989.

Publications and Presentations

  • Contributing Editor, Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 3d (West 2012)
  • Lecturer: “Evidence, Privilege and Discovery,” Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Institute (2003-2011)
  • “Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy,” Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Institute (2003-2018)
  • “Advanced Fraudulent Transfer Law,” Connecticut Bar Association (2010, 2015)

Selected Reported Decisions

  • Downing v. Dragone Classic Motorcars, Inc., 2016 Conn. Super. LEXIS 3281 (J.D. Stamford-Norwalk 2016)
  • Meridian Partners, LLC v. Dragone Classic Motorcars, Inc., 171 Conn. App. 355 (2016)
  • Boscarino v. Bd. Of Trs. (In re Knight), 2016 Bankr. LEXIS 3785 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2016)
  • Ogden v. Chorches (In re Bolin & Co LLC), 527 Fed. Appx. 45 (2d Cir. 2013)
  • Ogden v. Chorches, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 10614 (2d Cir. 2013)
  • Martin, Lucas & Chioffi, LLP v. Bank of America, 714 F. Supp. 2d 303 (D. Conn. 2010)
  • Chorches v. Ogden, 437 B.R. 731 (D. Conn. 2010)
  • Cendant Corp. v. Shelton, 473 F. Supp. 2d 307 (D. Conn. 2007)
  • Lopiano v. Gedney, 2004 Conn. Super LEXIS 3389 (J.D. Stamford 2004)
  • New Horizon Fin. Servs., LLC v. First Fin. Equities, Inc., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14573 (D. Conn. 2003)
  • New Horizon Fin. Servs., LLC v. First Fin. Equities, Inc., 278 F. Supp. 2d 259 (D. Conn. 2003)
  • Willard v. O’Neil (In re Willard), 240 B.R. 664 (Bankr. D. Conn. 1999)
  • Mikolinski v. Valley View Joint Venture, 1998 Conn. Super LEXIS 2215 (J.D. Waterbury 1998) aff’d 56 Conn. App. 401 (1999)
  • Pappas v. Arfaras, 20 F. Supp. 2d. 372 (D. Conn. 1998)
  • Memorial Hosp. v. Sarama (In re Sarama), 192 B.R. 922 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 1996)
  • Nosik v. Singe, 40 F. 3d 592, (2d Cir. 1994)
  • Medway Associates v. Shoneck, 1992 Conn. Super LEXIS 1799 (J.D. New Haven, 1992)
  • Connecticut Nat’l Bank v. Trans World Airlines, Inc., 762 F. Supp. 76 (S.D.N.Y. 1991)
  • Commonwealth v. McDermond, 127 Pa. Commw. 17 (Pa. Commw. 1989)


  • Harvard University - J.D. - 1986

    Cum Laude

  • Duke University - A.B. - 1983

    Magna Cum Laude


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