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.