Stephen Hankin

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Practice areas

  • Land Use (Zoning)
  • Environmental Law
  • Complex Commercial Transactions and related litigation
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Condominium Development
  • Real Estate Law
  • Appellate Practice

Education: Dickinson College (B.A., 1966); Washington College of Law of American University, graduated as salutatorian (J.D., 1969) as the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and Distinguished Achievement by International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Admitted to the Bar, New Jersey (1969); United States District Court, District of New Jersey (1969); United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals (1993); United States District Court, District of Columbia (1971); United States Supreme Court (1979); Member, American, New Jersey and Atlantic County Bar Associations.
Starting in 1969, Mr. Hankin's career has been as varied as it has been lengthy and has included trial 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, at first concentrating in criminal law both in private practice and as a Public Defender. After 10 years in the criminal field, which included the conclusion of a number of first degree homicide trials, Mr. Hankin focused his practice upon, and remains focused upon, complex commercial real estate and other contractual transactions, partnership and corporate disputes, waterfront development, general land use(zoning), environmental, and related trial and appellate matters.  In the area of land use and condominium development, Mr. Hankin has also been engaged as an expert witness in legal malpractice defense.

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