Hartmanlaw Firm

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).

Attorney Bios 

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


O’Neil Supnick

B.S. Psychology
Double minor in Spanish and English
North Georgia College and State University, 2004

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

Professional Memberships: State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property Law Section


 

Vito Polera

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Vito has lived in several states around the country, but has made his home in Cartersville, Georgia. Vito graduated from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business in 2007 with a B.S. in Finance. Vito was in the Honors Program and studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Vito graduated from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 2010. He also attended a law school in Tokyo, Japan while interning for Ernst & Young. Vito’s coursework focused extensively on transactional matters, contracts, negotiations, and dispute resolution.

Vito began his career in environmental litigation, real estate transactional law, and corporate negotiations at McDermott Will & Emery’s Manhattan office. While at MWE, one of Vito’s projects included working closely with the firm’s Rome, Italy office to structure a major international commercial real estate agreement. Vito later served as the in-house counsel for a residential and commercial real estate development, construction, and consulting company. Most recently, Vito has been working as a closing attorney conducting hundreds of closings around Northwest Georgia and helping clients with all their related legal needs.

Vito’s legal practice background also includes estate planning and probate law, bankruptcy, construction law, and dispute resolution. Vito is a Georgia state registered mediator and arbitrator and has experience as a general contractor for both residential and commercial construction projects.

Vito is licensed in Georgia and New York. 

In his home life, Vito loves spending time with his wife, baby boy, dogs (a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and an Airedale Terrier), and evil cat. Vito enjoys traditional archery and sporting clays and would welcome company from anyone else who is similarly inclined. 


Danika Fishbein-Seegot 

Originally from Allentown Pennsylvania, Danika Fishbein-Seegott is a Graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor receiving her B.A. In Sociology in 1994. Golden Key National Honor Society & Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Member. Her academic pursuits led her to Emory University School of Law receiving her JD in 1997.

Danika has been practicing in the area of Residential Real Estate for close to 15 years. Prior to finding her Passion as a Closing Attorney, she served in Sales and Business Development roles for companies including TrialGraphix and Special Counsel working with several of Atlanta’s top Law Firms.

Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband and has visited close to 50 countries.

Bar Admissions: Georgia
Professional Memberships: State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property Law Section


Jerome “Jeremy” Carder

Born and raised just north of Yellowstone Park in Southern Montana, Jeremy grew up on the banks of the greatest fly-fishing river in America, the Yellowstone River. Then, after living in Los Angeles for a decade, he moved to Georgia, and has no desire to ever leave.
 
Jeremy graduated from Berry College with a B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish and an additional concentration in Art History. 
He co-founded Berry College Volunteer Services, which connected college students with community leaders in an effort to support the underserved in town. After many years in Biotech and Aeronautics, he found that the practice of law was his calling.
 
While in law school, he volunteered with the Georgia Bar’s “Journey Though Justice” program, which has educated elementary through high school students about the justice system. He has done real estate closings for nearly a decade.
 
Bar Admissions: Georgia
 
Professional Memberships:
 State Bar of Georgia, Member, Real Property Law Section
State Bar of Georgia, Member, Fiduciary Law Section
Principal of The Carder Law Firm, LLC


Meredith Ditchen-Oakley – Of Counsel

Meredith was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and has lived in Illinois, Wisconsin and Georgia. She entered Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and spent a summer studying abroad in Grenoble, France before graduating with Honors in Political Science and French in 1992. At Marquette University Law School, she was on the Marquette Law Review and served as a student intern with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She graduated cum laude in 1997 and was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1998.

Meredith maintains an active legal career and practice beyond the Hartmanlaw closing table. She is a also a mediator, arbitrator and serves as Guardian Ad Litem in all Metro-Atlanta  Counties in Superior and Juvenile Courts. Meredith practices in the areas of family law, adoption, estate planning and wills, probate and guardianship and small business services. In her companion family law practice, Meredith believes in whole life solutions to legal problems and is dedicated to helping clients move beyond their legal problems to a brighter tomorrow.

Meredith and her husband live in Marietta with their five children. When Meredith is not practicing law, she is volunteering with her local PTA, where she has been an officer for seven years. She has participated in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day breast cancer 60 mile walk in Atlanta twice. She is active in her children’s activities and enjoys public speaking.


 

Nancy L. Pasterz, Associate – Of Counsel

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).

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