The founder and senior member of Hankin Sandman Palladino Weintrob & Bell, Mr. Hankin focuses
his practice upon complex commercial real estate and other contractual transactions, partnership and
corporate disputes, waterfront development, general land use and zoning, environmental law, and
related trial and appellate matters. In the area of land use and condominium development, he has also
been engaged as an expert witness in legal malpractice defense.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Dickinson College, Mr. Hankin attended Washington
College of Law at American University. He graduated as salutatorian and was awarded the American
Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and Distinguished Achievement by the International
Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Starting in 1969, Mr. Hankin’s career has been as varied as it has been lengthy, and has included
co-counseling with famed F. Lee Bailey and trials in Florida and North Carolina. After a year of practice
with the late Isaac Serata and Steven Kleiner, both of whom subsequently became New Jersey Superior
Court judges, Mr. Hankin started his own practice in Atlantic City. For 10 years, he concentrated in
criminal law, working both in private practice and as a Public Defender, as well as handling a number
of first-degree homicide trials.
Mr. Hankin has authored a number of articles in prestigious publications such as New Jersey Law
Journal and American University Law Review, examining topics ranging from pet restrictions in
residential developments to marina “dockominiums” to the scams New Jersey residents suffer from
uninsured motorist claims. He has also participated in a number of trial and appellate court decisions
which have either made new law or clarified the state of the law in diverse areas. In one edition of
New Jersey Law Journal (190 New Jersey Law Journal 135 (October 2009), two of Mr. Hankin’s
unpublished decisions were noted as being among New Jersey’s 10 "most requested" opinions that year.
He is a member of the American, New Jersey, and Atlantic County Bar Associations.