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)


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