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

Education:

  • 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.

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.

Education

  • 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

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.

Ariel M. Govan, Esq.

Education

  • 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.

 Joseph J. Ferrara - of Counsel

Joseph J. Ferrara - of Counsel

Education:

  • 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)

Experience:

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.

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

Awards:

  • 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
 

Education:

  • 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

Experience:

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.

Joaquin R. Dabdoub

Joaquin R. Dabdoub

Education:

  • 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

DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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.

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