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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.
Bar & Other Memberships:
New York Bar
New Jersey 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
Caroline Langley, Esq. - of Counsel
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
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
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.
Joseph J. Ferrara - of Counsel
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.
Seton Hall University School of Law
Juris Doctor- 1974
Seton Hall University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration- 1970
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)
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.
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
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.
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
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
Katherine Kleyman is a Law Clerk at Hantman & Associates. She handles civil litigation matters involving employment law, commercial law, family law, and employment law.
After graduating from Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University with a degree in Political Science, she earned her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2020.
While at Law School, Katherine served as the Treasurer for the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) and the Event Chair for the Anti-Trafficking Legal Advocacy Society (ATLAS). In addition, she worked with the Courtroom Advocates Project, assisting domestic violence victims seeking protective orders in the New York City Family Courts. Ms. Kleyman also spent a semester studying in Belfast, Ireland and was a Judicial Extern for the Lord Chief Justice Office in Belfast, Ireland.
Fordham University School of Law – Juris Doctor, 2020
Fordham University – Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Political Science
New York State Bar
Nyall Cook has a background focusing on entertainment and media law, international law, and corporate and business law. Nyall graduated from University of Colorado Boulder in 2015 where he received a Bachelors in Operations Management, a minor in Mandarin Chinese, and a Global Business Certificate. Thereafter he attended Brooklyn Law School where he was awarded a position as the Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, received a “CALI Excellence for the Future Award” in Entertainment; the Charles and Jane Ortner Prize for Achievement in Entertainment Law; the Richardson Merit Scholarship; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship; the Judge William C. Thompson ’54 Scholarship: Endowed Scholar; and the Jeffrey E. Rockwell Memorial Prize [awarded for the highest grade in the course of International Law]. Nyall Cook also served as the Vice President of the Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society and spent a semester studying comparative law in Beijing, China at the University of International Business and Economics (对外经济贸易大学). Admitted to the New York Bar in 2020, Nyall Cook has experience in both transactional matters and dispute resolution which he has applied to satisfying the needs of the firm’s clients, what-ever they might be.
Brooklyn Law School
University of Colorado Boulder – Bachelor of Science, Operations Management; Minor, Mandarin Chinese, 2015
New York State Bar