Leading the way. Shining a light. Clearing a path.
That’s our Mission at Hartmanlaw. Guiding each and every homebuyer and seller, real estate agent and lender through the labyrinthian process of the real estate closing. And doing so with care, safety, efficiency and – dare we say it – some fun along the way?
Hartmanlaw, LLC is a friendly, resourceful boutique law firm specializing in real estate closings and providing ancillary services related to real estate law, title examination, title insurance and estate planning. The firm has proudly performed an estimated 20,000 real estate closings since its inception in 1998.
The firm was founded in 1998 as Andrew W. Hartman, LLC. From 2000-2017, Andrew W. Hartman, LLC sustained a partnership with James F. Imbriale, P.C. (a personal injury firm) and practiced under the partnership name of Hartman-Imbriale, LLP. In 2017, the partnership dissolved (amicably) due to the constraints and challenges of marketing two types of very different law practices in the world of “Google searches” and “SEO Optimization.” In 2017 the Secretary of State approved the permanent change of the name of the firm from Andrew W. Hartman, LLC to Hartmanlaw, LLC to become effective on September 1, 2017.
In addition to an unwavering foundation in the ethical practice of law, the firm’s well-known benchmark trait is its commitment to superb customer service. We strongly believe in providing large firm knowledge with small town friendliness. We always utilize the latest computer technology and data protection systems in order to better serve our clients with higher quality legal representation, efficiency and protection for personal data and transfer of funds.
The firm adheres to the ALTA/TRID Compliance Standards and is 7-Pillars Certified through HA&W. Other industry certifications are available upon request. The firm has been a Reader’s Choice winner for Woodstock Magazine and honored as Affiliate of the Year multiple times by several local Realtor Boards.
Hartmanlaw maintains closing offices in Woodstock , Jasper, Kennesaw, Emerson and Atlanta (285/75 Perimeter).
Andrew W. Hartman, Partner
Andy Hartman moved to Georgia in 1996 from South Bend, Indiana, where he grew up. Prior to starting his solo practice in 1998, began his law career with Robertson & Walker LLC advising on all general business and civil legal matters, including litigation and conducting real estate closings and title examinations. Graduated with B.A. with honors, Indiana University, 1992, with Journalism & Marketing degrees. J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 1996 (in law school received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award).
Published author in the DePaul Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and in a law school textbook entitled A Copyright Anthology: The Technology Frontier. Clients include local and national banks, mortgage companies, real estate agencies and corporate and private investors.
Andy routinely advises the local real estate community on trending real estate legal matters and changes in the laws and procedures related to real estate closings through continuing education seminars, training manuals, and weblog postings.
Bar Admissions: Georgia.
Professional Memberships: State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property Law Section, American Land Title Association (ALTA)
Christina J. Adams, Senior Associate
Born in Portland, Maine, Christina Adams has been a Georgia resident since 1992. Graduated with B.S., Kennesaw State University, 1996, (Dean’s List, ten out of ten semesters, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society); J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law, 1999 (Order of the Coif, Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund Award Recipient for 1999, Emory Law School Full Tuition Scholarship, Semi-Finalist RWA Oral Arguments, Emory Public Interest Committee Grant Recipient).
Prior to joining Hartmanlaw, LLC, Christina was with Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP where she worked in the commercial real estate department representing national and international clients.
A 15-year veteran of the law firm, she focuses on closings, representing local and national lending institutions, developers, builders, landlords, buyers and sellers in the financing, development, leasing, purchase, and sale of commercial and residential real estate; and representing individuals in connection with last wills and testaments, durable powers of attorney, advanced directives, and living wills. She is also proficient in organizing or incorporating small businesses.
Bar Admissions: Georgia.
Professional Memberships: State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property Law Section
Nancy L. Pasterz, Associate
Originally from the small town of Sault Ste. Marie in Northern Michigan, Nancy spent many years practicing in her home state before moving to Georgia. She is an experienced civil litigation attorney who has been practicing law for more than 25 years.
Graduated with B.A., Michigan State University, 1985 with a Criminal Justice degree. J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1988. In addition to her legal pursuits, Nancy is also a licensed Realtor in Georgia. Not only does she conduct real estate closings for the firm, but Nancy is skilled in matters of civil litigation concerning auto negligence, products liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, insurance coverage issues; and general business, real estate, and contract law.
Bar Admissions: State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of Michigan, United States Supreme Court, Court of Appeals & Federal District Courts Atlanta Bar Association, Detroit Bar Association. Professional Memberships: Attorney Discipline Board for the State of Michigan, Cherokee Association of Realtors (CAOR).
J.D. John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, 2009
Research areas: Applicability of United Nations Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG) vs. UCC in international sales contracts; Expectation of privacy in the scope of tort litigation.
Bar Admissions: Georgia
State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property Law Section
Ralph W. Walker, III, Associate
Born in 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Ralph was raised in Marianna, Florida. Graduated with Associate’s Degree from Kennesaw State University in pre-law, 1975. B.S., Georgia State University, 1976, in Psychology. J.D., Woodrow Wilson College of Law, 1977. Having started law school at age eighteen, Ralph passed the bar at age 21 and at one time was the youngest person to have passed the bar exam in the state of Georgia.
In the early 80s Ralph worked for Mitchell, Clark, Pate & Anderson in Atlanta before coming to Woodstock in 1983 and opening the firm of Cohn, Turpin & Walker. Eventually Ralph founded The Walker Firm in Woodstock and operated this successful closing firm for 20 years until his “first retirement”, prior to joining Hartmanlaw, LLC.
A 6-year veteran of the law firm, he focuses on closings, representing local and national lending institutions, developers, builders, landlords, buyers and sellers in the financing, development, leasing, purchase, and sale of commercial and residential real estate.
Bar Admissions: Georgia.
Professional Memberships: State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property Law Section.