Amanda N. Heyman, Founding Partner
Food is in Amanda's DNA. One of her grandfathers helped develop and market some of the first natural and organic food products, and the other owned a liquor store. Her great uncle co-founded one of the best crab shacks in Baltimore. With that kind of pedigree, it's not surprising that Amanda feels most at home with people who love good food.
Amanda is an action-oriented entrepreneur and a frequent writer and speaker. She advises food businesses from every part of the food chain, and consults with non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Call Amanda directly at 612-888-2341, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LISTEN AND READ
Listen to Amanda talk with the Food Truck Podcast about trademarks for food brands (Ep. #24).
Listen to Food Sleuth Radio's interview with Amanda about pesticide drift and GMO labeling.
Recent presentations include a panel discussion for women-led startups, a presentation for Vermont Law School on sustainable farm leases, a training session on international organic agriculture laws, and a legal workshop series for food business owners.
AMANDA IS PROUD OF...
Helping the African island nation of Mauritius create a new organic agriculture legal framework as part of a United Nations FAO consulting project.
Winning a full scholarship to the University of Michigan Law School (Juris Doctor, 2008).
Being a Badger! University of Wisconsin-Madison B.S. in Journalism & Environmental Studies, 2003.
IN OTHER NEWS, AMANDA...
Has been practicing law for eight years; six of those have focused on food, beverage, and farm businesses.
Previously worked as:
- A Farmers' Legal Action Group staff attorney.
- A law clerk for two Minnesota federal judges.
- A beat reporter for a New Mexico newspaper.
- A "people person" at a Boston tech start-up.
Is admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota and U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.