Clients may come to us at first instance or for a second opinion and lawyers approach us either to advise or act as experts. There are so many facets to this area of law, the depth and breath of the matters are complicated and conversance with foreign law essential. Psychological factors play a pivotal role and all of this together is why a team needs to address the many and varied issues associated with international divorce.

Our mediators focus on techniques to assist the parties to reach their own decisions. Our mediators to understand that their role is to advise the parties on ‘how’ to choose, not ‘what’ to choose. A choice is, in and of itself, a negotiation between many moving parts. We assist the parties to find the choices that makes sense, fulfills needs and to interconnect positively with the choices of others who will be impacted by change.

International Divorce

International divorce is a highly specialized field of law and requires both experience and contacts in overseas governments and law. Our global team of experienced attorneys act effectively and decisively to resolve all international divorce issues including child custody and complex financial matters.

Caroline Langley, Esq. - of Counsel
Caroline Langley, Esq. - of Counsel

Caroline Langley has achieved the highest accolades in international family law though her diverse practice in three jurisdictions: England & Wales, the United States and Hong Kong. She is committed to finding solutions to bring together families who are a world apart. Global divorce brings with it a myriad of issues from custody to intricate financial matters which Caroline successfully resolves by optimizing her extensive knowledge and international network. Her cases have spanned the world, ranging from Europe, South Africa, North America, South American, Canada to Asia. Her goal is to provide successful results while creating an environment of accountability, trust and respect.

Hantman & Associates recognizes that often a client's problem not only involves but transcends legal issues and that an effective coordinated effort to obtain a result may often involve an association with investigative firms involving former NAVY SEALS, FBI, DEA, CIA and Law Enforcement Personnel and public relation firms.

Hantman & Associates recognizes the importance of avoiding litigation and protecting the business and legal rights of its clients. The first step is through the preparation of contracts and corporate documents that are clear and concise coupled with the experience and knowledge to properly advise clients. In this regard the firm represents and advises all types of business entities, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and closely held and publicly owned corporations. The firm acts as local counsel for national corporations and many local and regional companies. Our services include corporate formation and finance, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, negotiation and preparation of all types of contracts and representation of parties in intracorporate relationships and shareholder disputes. Our clients are engaged in diverse industries including manufacturing, transportation, computer software and hardware, real estate, franchising, sports and entertainment, agencies and professional services. Our firm’s expertise with corporation and LLC's allows us to craft integrated business and legal solutions for our clients.

However, when litigation cannot be avoided, our firm is experienced in representing our corporate clients in business and shareholder disputes, and pursuing and/or defending FINRA claims and defending against SEC Enforcement Actions. Our firm has also successfully pursued Investment Banks and Broker Dealers in lawsuits in both State and Federal Courts including John Thomas Financial and Lighthouse Financial Group.

Hantman & Associate is particularly knowledgeable and experienced in the legal and contractual problems that face the fashion industry, particularly as it involves modeling agencies, such as IMG, New York Models, LA Models, APM, Karins, Visages, Vue Photos Reps, Art Department, and Oliver Piro.

The firm also represents, or has represented, bookers, agents, and principals of many of the major modeling agencies. The firm not only prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts regarding all contractual aspects of the business, such as contracts between the agency and models, bookers and the agency, and the agency and third parties, but perhaps, more importantly, handles litigation involving the interpretation, enforceability, and breaches of these contracts.

Hantman & Associates also specializes in resolving or litigating issues that arise when bookers and/or models leave one agency for another. The firm has been successful in recouping all advances and damages occasioned by this type of "defection" and/or defending against these types of actions that are all too common in the fashion industry.

Hantman & Associates recognizes the frustrations and expense of litigation and marshals all of its resources to assist the client in avoiding litigation and seeking alternative avenues of dispute resolution. However, when required, the firm stands ready to litigate aggressively, vigorously, and professionally on behalf of our clients.

On behalf of corporations and individuals, the firm has litigated disputes in a variety of matters involving contract disputes, shareholder derivative suits, libel suits, suits involving the ownership of intellectual property (including the ownership of a "source code" in a computer related case), personal injury cases, matrimonial, and white collar criminal defense cases throughout the country.

Representative of our firm's broad experience in the litigation area is the firm's success in obtaining one of the largest private libel verdicts in New Jersey's history, the successful resolution of a multimillion dollar probate matter in Palm Beach, Florida, and the successful handling of white collar criminal defense matters in federal courts in New York, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Most notably, we have achieved successes against the New York Yankees, Montel Williams, Anna Nicole Smith, DNA Model Management, "Fabio" (televised nationally over Court TV), Danny DeVito, Shelly Finkel, Steven Seagal, ID Models, and countless others reflected in Mr. Hantman's Resume.

Arbitration and Mediation are recognized as alternative forms of dispute resolution.

In this regard, principals of our firm have experience in all phases of arbitration and mediation, particularly with the American Arbitration Association.

The type of matters subject to arbitration and mediation include complex construction matters and employee disputes, such as wrongful severance and/or termination.

Our integrity and dedication to you, the client, makes us your BEST choice for legal representation!

Caroline Langley, Esq. - of Counsel

Caroline Langley, Esq. - of Counsel
Caroline Langley, Esq. - of Counsel

Legal Experience

DIRECTOR OF International Family Law, Hague Convention and complex Financial and Custody Issues

A world expert in family law, founder of Family Law International and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Caroline Langley is qualified and has practiced in three jurisdictions: England & Wales, Hong Kong and the USA. She has handled numerous complex international family cases in the United States, Asia, Europe, Argentina, Greece, and South Africa. With nearly three decades of experience, she is a preeminent specialist in international family law with a focus on complex international issues including the Hague Convention. She has worked with the US Department of State, the US Citizen Service, foreign governments and INTERPOL. She has lectured both for professional legal entities and at graduate and post-graduate levels. Caroline Langley successfully negotiates solutions for high-net-worth individuals and has appeared on CNN and FOX News. Caroline has held executive positions within the American Bar Association International Section and is a Mediator, a NITA certified trainer, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and a member of the US Department of State International Child Abduction Attorney Network. Her reported cases and speaking engagements are detailed in the Firm’s website.


  • University of Lancaster, Bachelor of Science, Honors, 1984
  • Barrister, England & Wales, Inns of Court, School of Law, 1989
  • Barrister, Hong Kong, 1997
  • Mediator, CDR Associates, 2001
  • Attorney at Law, State of Colorado, 2003
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Certified Trainer, 2003
  • Attorney at Law, US District Court, 10th Circuit, 2004
  • Barrister, England & Wales, Direct Access, 2016

Bar & Other Memberships

  • England & Wales Bar
  • Hong Kong
  • Colorado Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Hong Kong Family Law Association
  • Former Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong (part-time)
  • U.S. District Court 10th Circuit
  • US Department of State International Child Abduction Attorney Network
Joaquin R. Dabdoub

Joaquin R. Dabdoub


  • St, Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. B.A. in International Relations, majoring in International Economics and two minors, Political Science and History. 1984
  • Richmond College London, England, Post Graduate course in International Law and the European Economic Community. 1984
  • Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Administration. 1994
  • Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Branding Reputation and Trust Building, Strategy and Corporate Culture, Managing in the Global Economy Seminar. 2008
  • Master Financial Professional, American Academy of Financial Management, Florida, USA. 2009


Fmr. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Joaquin R. Dabdoub in 2004 hold a Presidential designation as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Japan and also an accredited Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and Korea.

During HE Amb. Joaquin Dabdoub diplomatic post, Bolivia was released and condoned from a 562 million dollar sovereign debt to Japan and was Honored with the Japanese Estate Recognition in its highest level:

The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun,
Bestowed by His Majesty Akihito, Emperor of Japan

Accredited Professor, Universidad Privada Santa Cruz, UPSA, lectured on Administration of Mass Media Companies. (Holds an indefinite absentee license from the University.)

Board of Directors:

CTC Investment and Trading Corporation , Panama, Bolivia and USA a trading and investing corporation in minerals, lead, gold, zinc, and others commodities., Alliance Representations, General Sales Agent (GSA) Company for Varig (Brazil Airlines). Olympus Travel Corporation, General Sales Agent (GSA) for LAN (Chile Airlines). Olympus Cargo, Ground Services Handling Agent (GSA & GSHA ) Bringer Cargo (USA), TAM Cargo (Brasil), LAN Cargo (Chile) and Florida West International (USA), Toyota Bolivia, exclusive representative for all Toyota products in Bolivia

Joaquin Dabdoub also participated in Expo Aichi, Japan 2005, World Exposition Aichi, as the Commissioner General. Canadian Energy Enterprises (Bolivia), Company established to acquire, manage, explore and exploit oil and gas concessions. President of Chile & Bolivia Chamber of Commerce (Bolivia) in charge of promoting commercial exchange and integration among both South American countries, Vice President of the National Chamber of Bolivia of Mass Media Enterprises representing all the media entrepreneurships of Bolivia, written, audio and television.. Refineria Santa Cruz, first privately owned petroleum refinery in Bolivia.

Ariel M. Govan, Esq.


  • Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor Degree, 2010
  • Boston University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, 2006

Bar Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar
  • New York Bar

Legal Experience

Ms. Govan is an Associate in the Firm’s Corporate and Litigation Departments. Ms. Govan obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Govan represents clients in a wide range of civil litigation and corporate matters, including corporate formation, trademark registration, business torts, fraud, securities and general commercial disputes.

After completing her undergraduate studies early, Ms. Govan began her legal career working at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where she gained a wealth of knowledge in the areas of insurance and securities regulation, as well as working at a boutique firm in London, United Kingdom. Ms. Govan has since developed a wide range of knowledge encompassing commercial litigation, trademark registration and infringement claims, employment disputes, securities fraud actions, and corporate formation and various business agreements.

Diana Y. Garcia, Esq. / Special Counsel

Diana Y. Garcia, Esq / Special Counsel
Diana Y. Garcia, Esq / Special Counsel

Ms. Garcia focuses in private equity, corporate and immigration law. She has vast experience in the legal and financial fields. Before re-joining Hantman & Associates Ms. Garcia was a Vice President at Panamerican Capital Partners, which provides private equity investing and investment banking services in the infrastructure and energy fields. She was mainly involved in the management of their international infrastructure finance funds. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. García practiced law in New York with our firm, working in acquisitions, negotiations, due diligence and providing counsel on international law issues and immigration law to the Colombian Consulate. From 1998 to 2002, Ms. García was the Consul for Legal Affairs at the Colombian Consulate in New York. Before moving to New York, she practiced law in Bogota, Colombia.

Ms. García received an MBA from the Yale School of Management, an LLM from Fordham Law School, and a LLB from Universidad del Rosario. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and the Republic of Colombia.

Shannon Harvey - of Counsel

Shannon Harvey - of Counsel
Shannon Harvey - of Counsel

Shannon Harvey, Esq., a Pennsylvania native, is the principal attorney of the Miami-based Law Offices of Shannon Harvey, P.A., established in 2007. Ms. Harvey is licensed in New York and Florida. She practices probate, guardianship, intellectual property, entertainment law, and contract litigation. She serves as a distinguished panelist on various programs for the American Bar Association.

Ms. Harvey’s office has had the honor of serving as Private Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, 2011-2014, representing the U.S. as Plaintiff in a large volume of breach of contract lawsuits. Prior to opening her own law practice in 2007, Shannon held the position of In-House Counsel to a large nursing home management company. This now enables Shannon to provide skillful and compassionate legal services to families facing probate, guardianship, and other difficult life changes. She volunteers her time with Vitas Hospice care, providing weekly support visits to the terminally-ill.

Shannon has since brought her experience into the entertainment law arena with matters ranging from copyright infringement and trademark registration to film investment disputes, defamation, and publicity rights. Her role as legal counsel enabled the first annual "Hollywood Florida Film Festival" to be established this year.

“Legal Fox™ TV,” the provocative, popular, and unconventional new video series providing entertaining commentary on lawsuits of interest, was created by Shannon Harvey, Esq. with the vital assistance of her producer / director. Shannon is also the principal talent and writer of the episodes which were selected for screening in several Web Fests. The unique YouTube series - highlighting the “Lighter side of Law” - is credited on IMDb.

Ms. Harvey earned her Bachelor’s degree from Temple University with Magna Cum Laude honors and her Juris Doctorate in 2002 from University of Miami School of Law with Cum Laude honors.

Bar Memberships:

  • Florida State Bar
  • New York Bar
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • Certificate of Appreciation: Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners
  • Pro Bono Service Award: Put Something Back, Miami-Dade County


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude Honors, May 2002
  • Universidad San Pablo Law-CEU, Madrid, Spain - Human Rights Law/ Global Business Insolvency Law, Summer 2000
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude Honors, in Criminal Justice with Distinction, Minor in Business, May 1999
  • Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France - Language Program, Summer 1998


The Law Offices of Shannon Harvey, P.A., Miami Beach, FL
April 2007- Present
Owner/ President/ Principal attorney
Servicing corporate and individual clients in areas of law including, but not limited to: Elder law, Healthcare law, General Creditors’ Rights, Post Judgment enforcement, Residential and Commercial Landlord and Tenant law, and Contract and Commercial Litigation. All services performed in a personalized, highly detailed manner.

Selected by the Department of Justice as one of four private practice attorneys in the Southern District of Florida to serve as Private Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division.

Millennium Management, L.L.C., Miami, FL
July 2005-April 2007
In-House Counsel
Acted as a legal resource for eight healthcare/skilled nursing care facilities. Handled diverse array of litigation and transactional needs, including, but not limited to, vendor contract formation and revision, statutory compliance; litigation related to collections, contracts, property damage, probate, guardianships. Participated in multifaceted legal needs of related corporate entities, e.g. leasing and real estate transactions, due diligence, corporate filings. Obtained over One Half Million Dollars in Judgment liens in Millennium-managed facilities favor and recovered approximately One Million Dollars in funds for facilities on breach of contract/unjust enrichment cases.

 Joseph J. Ferrara - of Counsel

Joseph J. Ferrara - of Counsel


  • Seton Hall University School of Law
    Juris Doctor- 1974
  • Seton Hall University
    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration- 1970

Bar Memberships:

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court New Jersey
  • United States District Court New York (Southern District)


Admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1974. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1983. Practiced before New York State Courts, New Jersey State Courts, the United States District Court New Jersey, the United States District Court New York and the United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit in matters involving complex civil commercial and insurance litigation as well as commercial and residential real estate and general corporate matters. Represented United Food and Commercial Workers Union locals in labor and pension matters. Represented local municipal entities in school law litigation. Acted as General Counsel to Academy Bus LLC, Singer Shop-Rite Supermarkets and Emar Associates.

Robert J. Hantman, Esq.

 Robert J. Hantman, Esq.

Bar & Other Memberships:

  • New York Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York City Criminal Defense Association
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court New York
  • U.S. District Court New Jersey
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Construction Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


  • University of Miami, School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree, 1975
  • Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Comparative and International Law, 1972
  • American University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science, Honors, 1972

With almost forty years of experience as a trial attorney, Robert Hantman is the founding partner of the Firm. Mr. Hantman specializes in civil-commercial – including FINRA and SEC matters - and selective criminal litigation. He has served as counsel to both public and private companies and was outside counsel to the Colombian Consulate for over 14 years.

On a selective basis he has also been involved in matrimonial, defamation, negligence and probate litigation, and Hague Convention Cases involving complex and diverse issues and works in crisis management situations with public relation firms, lobbyists, and former specials agents of the FBI, DEA and CIA along with former NAVY SEALs, Special Forces and Delta team members when necessary.

Well versed in intellectual property, corporate law, entertainment, fashion law and contract law, Roberts’s years of litigation experience and hands - on experience make him an invaluable asset in litigation or as an advisor.

Mr. Hantman has successfully handled countless high-profile cases, including law suits involving Montel Williams, the New York Yankees (jury verdict of over $1 million dollars), Steven Seagal, Trump Model Management, Rick Ross, Fabio, Next, Ford Model Management, Next, DNA, Magic Johnson, One West, Don King Productions, Rampage Jackson, Vladimir Klitsko, Shelly Finkel, “Snooki”, Gary Shaw, Danny De Vito, Anna Nicole Smith, Pro Elite, Lighthouse Financial Group, John Thomas Financial, and many others.

Mr. Hantman’s Firm has also won the largest private defamation verdict in the history of the State of New Jersey. His reported cases are legion as more detailed in the Firms website.

Hantman & Associates is a dynamic and aggressive firm that is oriented and devoted to providing the best personalized legal services at competitive rates. Our integrity demands that you, the client get the BEST legal representation. Our firm understands and appreciates client concerns over delays in our legal system and the skyrocketing legal costs. In this regard, we encourage our clients to take an active role in all of our efforts in order to control costs and contribute to more favorable results.

At Hantman & Associates, we provide legal services to businesses, foreign governments, and private individuals. While the firm specializes in complex federal and state civil litigation, the firm also handles major white collar criminal defense cases and has a general practice that involves all aspects of matrimonial, contract, and corporate law. The firm also shares a close affiliation with other firms that handle immigration and personal injury.

This firm has successfully handled law suits against Montel Williams, the New York Yankees (jury verdict of over $1 million dollars), Steven Seagal, Don King Productions, Shelly Finkel, Gary Shaw, Danny De Vito, Anna Nicole Smith, Fabio, and others. We have also won the largest private defamation verdict in the history of the state of New Jersey.

Our firm is comprised of a multi lingual staff to ensure that you are well represented.

Contact us today for a confidential consultation.

Legal Experience

Presently practicing as Hantman & Associates

Counsel to Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
1992 to date

Provide legal advice to Foreign Ministry and to Colombian Consulate regarding U.S. Laws and procedures. Represent Colombian government in State and Federal Court as needed. Meet with Immigration officials, customs officials, U.S. attorneys, local prosecutors and prison officials. Meet with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bogota, Colombia, Research Federal and State statutes relating to Colombian prisoners. Assist Colombian Consulate in custody matters; visit and review cases of Colombians incarcerated in N.Y., N.J., Pa., Conn.

Ferrara & Hantman, Esqs., Partner
1990 to 1996 - now "Of Counsel" Ferrara & Associates operating solely in New Jersey.

Areas of specialization include litigations in criminal, civil and commercial matters and extensive experience in arbitration hearings.

Guarini & Guarini, P.A., Member - February 1986 - February 1990:
Frank Guarini was former Congressman for Hudson County, New Jersey

Special Prosecutor of City of Weehawken - February 1988 - February 1989:
Handled New York, New Jersey Port Authority matters.

Peckar & Abramson, Partner - October 1982 - February 1986:
In charge of New York office. Firm specializes in construction and commercial litigation.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. New York - 1985-86:
Adjunct Professor of Law. Taught a course on construction litigation

Associated with Former Judge and Secretary of the State of New York Carolina K. Simon - March 1981 - October 1982:

Bellante, Clauss, & Miller & Partners, Inc., ("B.C.M.P.) - September 1975 - March 1981 - and also Porter & Ripa Associates, acquired by BCMP 1979:

General Counsel for an international architectural/ engineering firm with projects such as: New Jersey Giants Football Stadium and Statue of Liberty.

Reported directly to President and Chairman of the Board with responsibilities which included (1) negotiating and drafting corporate and commercial documents; (2) conducting and/or coordinating commercial litigation including professional errors and omissions defense work, and arbitration proceedings; (3) transactions; (4) negotiating and drafting limited partnership. Joint venture and foreign representative agreements; (5) drafting and/or delivery speeches and press releases; (6) arbitrator of all disputes at New Jersey Giants Stadium.

Florida Attorney General's Office, Appellate Division, Dade County; Legal Intern - fall of 1974 - spring 1975:

Worked in Major Crimes Division during the period that former Attorney General Janet Reno, was serving as Assistant District Attorney. Assisted in preparation of brief Jack Roland Murphy v. State of Florida 421 U.S. 794 (1975).

Essex County Prosecutors Office, Appellate Division, Law Clerk, summer of 1973:

Wrote brief in case of State of New Jersey v. Johnson 125 N.J. Super 438 (1975)

Representative of Successful Verdicts, Settlements and Pending Cases:

Successfully represented professional basketball player Andre Iguodala against a former financial advisor arising out of the mismanagement of funds Superior Court New Jersey 2012.

Representing Adriana Ferreyr against George Soros for intentional infliction of emotional distress, promissory estoppel and fraud arising out of a long term relationship.

Obtained 1.2 million dollar verdict, for architectural- engineering firm GSGSB against the New York Yankees Partnership (based on quantum merit - "unjust enrichment", following a three week jury trial before Magistrate Judge Francis S.D.N.Y. The case was the subject of two published decisions. (Opposing counsel Orrington, Herrick & Sutcliffe and then Dorsey and Whitney). November 1995

Successfully represented a witness and potential defendant in the infamous “Emperors Clubescort case involving Governor Spitzer.

Successfully represented Navy Seals Spencer Calvin, Ed O’Brien and Marine Officer Drew Knight in a case in Superior Court San Diego California and Superior Court Riverdale California.

Successfully represented boxer Francisco Palacios against Don King Production arising out of a contract dispute Supreme Court : State of New York.

Representing a well-known graphic designer against White Rose arising out of the breach of a confidentiality Agreement. Case is in United States Federal Court: District of New Jersey.

Successfully represented LA Models in a class action case in Superior Court, State of California. (opposing counsel Johnson and Johnson) 2011.

Successfully represented Film Producer Julius R. Nasso in six (6) year breach of contract and recoupment of a loan case against actor Steven Seagal in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York No. 03-Civ.-442 (CPS) (opposing counsel Shulte, Roth & Zabel, then Chadbourne and Parke LLP and then McDermott Will & Emery LLP. – Abbe D. Lowell and Eric J. Przybylko).

Successfully represented Film Producer Julius R. Nasso in defense of case by actor Steven Seagal for false imprisonment, assault, and intentional infliction of mental distress in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York Case No. CV 07 4055 (DLI) (opposing counsel Chadbourne and Parke LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP.– Abbe D. Lowell, Thomas J. Hall, and Eric J. Przybylko).

Successfully represented Gotham Boxing Inc. and Cedric Kushner in breach of contract and fraud case against Shelly Finkel, Shelly Finkel Management, Wladmir Klitschko, K2 Promotions Inc. and Sport Five in the Supreme Court of the State of New York Index No. 601479-07 (Opposing counsel Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP. Bruce J. Zabarauskas,).

Obtained substantial verdict in California case against Montel Williams for mental distress arising from an injury to a guest on his show.

Represented the Colombian Government in case of an orphan who wanted to return to Colombia following an airline accident and failed adoption in New Jersey - Superior Court New Jersey: Judge Birger Sween presiding. ( Opposing counsel Attorney General's Office N.J.).

Represented Model Scott Barnhill in a case against Next Model Management for breach of contract, Supreme Court New York.

Represented Model Chris Collins in a case against "Phat Farm" for unauthorized use of his image.

Represented Madison Models against Laetiticia Casta in a model commission case in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (Judge Swain).

Represented New York Models in cases dealing with Next, Boss, Ford, IMG.

Obtained $150,000.00 settlement on behalf on behalf of model injured by patron at "Le Bar Bat" Restaurant and Bar in Supreme Court New York County, opposing counsel Knoll, Rubin & Fiorella, LLP.

Represented former manager of "Fabio" in case of Gaynor v. Lanzoni - United States District Court, Southern District New York, Magistrate Judge Naomi Buchwald.

Obtained settlement on behalf of New York Model Management (NYM) for claim arising out of a top booker, staff and models leaving NYM and joining DNA Models, Supreme Court New York County, Judge Kahn (opposing counsel Grubman, Indursky & Schindler, P.C., - Stroock, Stroock & Lavan - Gersten, Savage, Kaplowitz, Fredricks & Curtain - Esanu, Katsky, Korins & Sigh LLP.

Represented Fabrizio Barbazza - Former Formula One Professional Driver in a personal injury and contract lawsuit against International Motor Sports Association and Road Atlanta Ltd in Supreme Court, Hall County Georgia. (Opposing counsel, King & Spalding - Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy - Swift, Currie, Mc Gee & Hiers, LLP - McLain & Merritt - Nall, Miller, Owens Hocutt & Howard,-Webb, Carlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, LLP).

Represented plaintiffs Joel Wilkenfeld, David Wilkenfeld and J.J. Cortez in a shareholder derivative suit, breach of contract and fraud case against Rena Rowan, Sidney Kimmel et al., State Court, New York; Judge Shainswit presiding (Opposing counsel Berger, Steingut and then Robert Bursky, Esq.).

Successfully represented Michael Caridi in a case against actor Danny DeVito, Supreme Court New York arising out of a contract dispute over a “finder’s fee” for the raising of money. Case settled after the filing of a complaint.

Successfully represented Hunter Singer in a dispute with actor Al Pacino arising out of an investment in the file “Salomaybe” which was settled without the need to file suit.

Successfully represented Wallid Ismail – legendary martial artist – in a case against Pro Elite Inc. Santa Monica Partners, Gary Shaw and others in The United States District Court, Central District of California alleging fraud and breach of a partnership agreement before Judge Alan Feess (opposing counsel Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump, Aldisert, and Troy & Gould)

Represented White Chocolate Management LLC and Reed Wallace against "Rampage Jackson", Juanito Ibarra and Juanito Boxing MMA for breach of contract, defamation, aiding and abetting, and tortuous interference with contract case filed in New York Supreme Court January 28, 2007 Index No. 604 244-07

Represented Patrick V. Palmer in fraud and prima facie tort case against Globalive Communications Corp. and Richard Langer pending in the United States District Court- Southern District of New York Index No.: 07-CV-038 (MGC) (opposing counsel Heller Ehrman LLP Kevin A. Burke).

Represented Universal Marine Medical Supply Inc. against Select Health Services, Waldemar Musial and Michele Musial for defamation, tortuous interference with contract and prima facie tort case filed in the United States District, Eastern District of New York January 2007 Index No. 1:07 5365 (BMC).

Represented Film Producer Julius R. Nasso in case against Loeb & Loeb for breach of fiduciary duty.

Represented Film Producer Julius R. Nasso in defamation law suit against the L.A Times.

Appointed by Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey as Special Criminal Counsel to handle Post Conviction Murder Case case before the Honorable Jonathan Harris, Superior court Bergen County, New Jersey. The case arose out of a murder for hire case in June 1986 and generated substantial local and national publicity. Previous attorneys included Alan Dershowitz.

Obtained multimillion dollar settlement in Probate Litigation matter, State Court Palm Beach, Florida, Hershel William against Estate Eppes Hawes Williams Fahnstock. (Opposing Counsel Gunster Crisley, Yoakly & Stewart).

Obtained largest libel verdict against private individual in State of New Jersey before Judge Norris Harding, Middlesex County, New Jersey. (Opposing counsel Wilentz Spitzer Goldman, et al).

Tried second largest cocaine conspiracy case in United States District Court, District of Las Vegas, Nevada (before Federal Judge Harry Claiborne) and then argued the case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco, California.

Represented plaintiff in Anti-trust and civil rights case in Federal Court Southern District of New York (Judge Whitman Knapp) - (opposing counsel Bower & Gardner, - Wilson Elser, Edelman et al).

Handled defense of gun customs case - Southern District of Florida and then handled the Appeal in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Handled failure to file tax return case, Federal Court, United States District Court, District of New Jersey before Magistrate Judge Haneke in which defendant was sentenced to house arrest.

Represented defendant in cocaine conspiracy case in the United States District Court, District of Philadelphia before Judge Joyner.

Represented Academy Bus in shareholder derivative - specific performance and stock valuation case before Judge Tarleton, Chancery Division, Hudson County, New Jersey (opposing counsel, Cole, Schotz, et al).

Handled shareholder derivative case over a “source code” before Judge Bachman, New Jersey (opposing counsel, Connel, Foley, Geiser et al).

Represented various parties in matrimonial actions before Judges Wright, Sherman, Cohen and Gangel-Jacob, State Supreme Court, New York.

Represented a major developer in a landlord/tenant commercial litigation, State Court New York, Judge Emily Goodman.

Represented the widow of Jerome Minskoff in a Probate matter State Court New York, Judge Renee Roth. (Opposing counsel Cleary, Gottlieb, et al.).

Representing a plaintiff in a sexual discrimination suit against Chaus & Co., State Superior Court - Hudson County, New Jersey.

Represented a defendant - Counter Claimant in a case against Morrison, Cohen, Singer & Weinstein arising out of an attorney fee dispute State Supreme Court New York.

Represented David Granoff Public Relations in a successful lawsuit against Anna Nicole Smith for breach of contract in State Supreme Court, New York.

Represented INA Insurance Company in major subrogation and indemnifications case, State Supreme Court, White Plains, New York.

Represented a major corporation in defense of a sexual harassment case in State Superior Court, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Represented a plaintiff in a case against Summit Solomon, Feldesman, et al arising out of a contract dispute. State Supreme Court, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Represented Maggie Minskoff in recovering 100% of a damage claim against Nordstern Insurance Company America including $20,000.00 of consequential damages arising out of damage to furniture being delivered from New York to London (Opposing counsel Rosenman & Colin).

Represented a claimant in recovering funds seized by customs agents for failure to declare sums over $10,000.00 in violation of the currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act.

Obtained multimillion dollar settlement in Washington State Court case arising out of the "freezing out" of a minority shareholder.


Greg Olsen - GHO Ventures - "Space Traveler"

William H. C. Chang - Co-owner San Francisco Giants and D.C. United Soccer Team / Chairman of Westlake International Group

The Colombian Foreign Ministry

Colombian Consulate

Colombian Trade Bureau

G.S.G.S.B. (Architects and engineers for such notable projects as Giants Stadium, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island)

Fabrizio Barbazza (1985 Rookie of the Year and former Formula One Driver)

Antonio Hermann – race car driver and former Finance Minister Brazil

Movie Producer Julius R. Nasso

Hockey Player Jeremy Roenick

Luca Luca

Atrium - New York – Sam Ben Avraham

New York Helicopter Charter Inc.

Backbone-Pictures Films

Eric Leaver – Leaver Group

White Chocolate Management

Wallid Ismail - world champion mixed martial artist

Gotham Boxing - Cedric Kushner

Marc Roberts

New York Model Management

L.A. Model Management

Karin Model Management

Pauline's Model Management

Madison Model Management

APM Model Management

Spectrum Model Management

Model & Manager – Christie Heinrich

Joel Wilkenfeld

David Wilkenfeld

Hershe Entertainment – South Korea

5 G Wireless

Jamison Capital

Via One Technologies

Actor Tony Schiena

Agent Andrew Broz

Agent Ben Garcia

Producer Randy Fields

Photographer Iris Briosch

Photographer Judson Baker

Photographer Greg Lotus

John Robert Powers

Model, Scott Barnhill

Model Chris Collins

Model – DJ Sky Nellor

Model Leticia Birkheuer

Model Daniela Pestova

Rubenstein & Co. Public Relations

David Granoff Public Relations

Nora Lawler Public Relations

James Hewitt

Art House

Vue Photo Reps

Oliver Piro Photo Reps


Fashion How

Float – Max Burgio


Leslie Bernard

ManRay Restaurant

Protection Plus Corporation Inc.

Leslie Dick World Wide Ltd. – Real Estate

Publisher Joe DiCristofaro

Harlan Berger – Real Estate

Schnabel Construction Company

The Luxe Group

Canal Carting

Hanver SA.

“High Voltage”

Franklin Mining

Manager – Producer Tyrone Barrington

World Fighting Championships

Maggie Minskoff

Jill Schottenstein

Linden Airport Management

New York Helicopter

Nutritional Products International

Perf Go Green

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State Cases

Nasso v. Loeb & Loeb, LLP - 19 A.D.3d 465, 796 N.Y.S.2d 256, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 05038, N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., June 13, 2005 (NO. 2004-03763, 10448/04)

Velez v. Betancur - Not Reported in A.2d, 2005 WL 3005764, N.J.Super.A.D., November 10, 2005 (NO. A-3588-04T2)

Shelton v. Elite Model Management, Inc. - 11 Misc.3d 345, 812 N.Y.S.2d 745, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 25492, N.Y.Sup., September 06, 2005 (NO. 601076/03)

1/5th L.P. v. HL One, LLC, 23 A.D.3d 170, 804 N.Y.S.2d 27, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 08035, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., November 01, 2005 (NO. 6547, 6547A)

Winterview Inc. v. Karin Models, LLC - 294 A.D.2d 120, 742 N.Y.S.2d 212, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 03482, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., May 02, 2002 (NO. 969)

Barbazza v. International Motor Sports Ass'n, Inc. - 245 Ga.App. 790, 538 S.E.2d 859, 00 FCDR 3735, Ga.App., September 06, 2000 (NO. A00A1455)

Jill S. v. Steven S. - 43 A.D.3d 724, 842 N.Y.S.2d 401, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 06794, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., September 20, 2007 (NO. 1512, 1513)

Porter and Ripa Associates, Inc. v. 200 Madison Ave. Real Estate Group - 167 N.J.Super. 48, 400 A.2d 508, N.J.Super.A.D., March 23, 1979

Wilkenfeld v. Rowen - 262 A.D.2d 28, 690 N.Y.S.2d 587, 1999 N.Y. Slip Op. 04995, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., June 03, 1999 (NO. 407, 407A)

Grieco v. Employees' Retirement System of City of Newark - 173 N.J.Super. 474, 414 A.2d 597, N.J.Super.A.D., May 06, 1980

Porter and Ripa Associates, Inc. v. 200 Madison Ave. Real Estate Group - 167 N.J.Super. 48, 400 A.2d 508, N.J.Super.A.D., March 23, 1979

Federal cases

GSGSB, Inc. v. New York Yankees - 862 F.Supp. 1160, S.D.N.Y., September 28, 1994 (NO. 91 CIV. 1803 (SWK))

GSGSB, Inc. v. New York Yankees - Not Reported in F.Supp., 1995 WL 507246, S.D.N.Y., August 28, 1995 (NO. 91 CIV. 1803 (SWK))

GSGSB, Inc. v. New York Yankees - Not Reported in F.Supp., 1996 WL 456044, S.D.N.Y., August 12, 1996 (NO. 91CIV.1803(SWK)(JCF))

GSGSB, Inc. v. New York Yankees - 122 F.3d 1056, 1997 WL 383543, (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition, C.A.2 (N.Y.), July 09, 1997 (NO. 95-9272, 96-9202)

Nasso v. Steven Seagal - 263 F.Supp.2d 596, E.D.N.Y., April 11, 2003 (NO. CV-03-0443(CPS))

U.S. v. Nasso - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 2595901, E.D.N.Y., November 16, 2004 (NO. 02-CR-606-FB)

U.S. v. Gotti - 322 F.Supp.2d 230, E.D.N.Y., June 22, 2004 (NO. 02-CR-606)

Bezuszka v. L.A. Models, Inc. - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 770526, S.D.N.Y., March 24, 2006 (NO. 04 CIV. 7703 (NRB))

Mouchantaf v. International Modeling and Talent Ass'n - 368 F.Supp.2d 303, S.D.N.Y., May 06, 2005 (NO. 05 CIV. 377 (MGC))

Madison Models, Inc. v. Casta - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 21978628, S.D.N.Y., August 20, 2003 (NO. 01 CIV.9323 LTSTHK)

Brown v. Quiniou - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2003 WL 1888743, S.D.N.Y., April 16, 2003 (NO. 02 CIV. 4630(CBM))

Tall v. Time is Always Now, Inc. - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 1999 WL 1129062, S.D.N.Y., December 08, 1999 (NO. 98 CIV. 8060SHSHBP)

McBride v. The Source Merchandising, LLC - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2002 WL 2012610, 2003 Copr.L.Dec. P 28,553, S.D.N.Y., September 03, 2002 (NO. 01 CIV. 8103 (PKL))

Wainwright v. Matrix Asset Advisors, Inc. - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 531241, S.D.N.Y., March 06, 2006 (NO. 05 CIV.227 (DLC))

U.S. v. Jaramillo - 745 F.2d 1245, C.A.9 (Nev.), October 23, 1984 (NO. 84-1091)

U.S. v. Pinto - 838 F.2d 1566, C.A.11 (Fla.), March 11, 1988 (NO. 86-5478)

U.S. v. Bazuaye - 82 Fed.Appx. 734, 2003 WL 22965071, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.2 (N.Y.), December 12, 2003 (NO. 03-1581)

U.S. v. Bazuaye - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 784835, S.D.N.Y., April 12, 2004 (NO. 03 CR. 12 (KTD))

In re Ski Train Fire in Kaprun Austria on November 11, 2000 - 499 F.Supp.2d 437, S.D.N.Y., June 19, 2007

In re Ski Train Fire in Kaprun Austria on November 11, 2000 - Slip Copy, 2007 WL 2398697, S.D.N.Y., August 16, 2007 (NO. 03-CV-8960(SAS))

Beckerman v. Heiman - Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2006 WL 1663034, S.D.N.Y., June 16, 2006 (NO. 05 CIV. 5234(BSJ) GWG)

In re Engel - 124 F.3d 567, 38 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 1105, C.A.3 (N.J.), September 03, 1997 (NO. 96-5256)


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