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Antonio C Martinez II

Business Attorney at Briarcliff Manor, NY

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Tony Martinez

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 27 years
    New York - NY 27 years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Antonio

Learn Antonio’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    34%
    Commercial Law-International relations, commercial trade transactions- Latin America and Caribbean, Corporate law,

    27 years

  2. Administrative law
    33%
    Federal and State Government Relations, Regulatory Compliance, Food & Drug Law, Immigration Law, Federal and State agencies, Tax U.S. Treasury - OFAC, Cuba Travel, Cuban Assets Control Regulations

    27 years

  3. Family
    33%
    Wills/Estates, Divorce, Family/Child

    27 years

Antonio C. Martinez II is a native New Yorker, and the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Brooklyn Law School. He attended the United States Capitol Page School and is a graduate of New York Military Academy. His father, the late Antonio C. Martinez, Esq., was one of the first Dominican American members of the New York State Bar.  The Martinez family has been providing legal services since 1956.

Mr. Martinez began working with the U.S. Congress at the age of 16 when he served as a Senate Page to the late U.S. Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY) in 1980 and for the U.S. Senate Majority Leadership in 1981.  His past government experience includes positions with the U.S. Senate Library, the US Department of Justice, Civil Division, Admiralty and Environmental Law Section in New York City, the Legal Division of the New York City Council, and as a Mediator for the Community Dispute Resolution Center of Kings County, New York. His past corporate experience includes service as Vice President of Government Relations and Consumer Health at American Specialty Health Inc, San Diego, CA, and Vice President and General Counsel to Elant Inc, Goshen, NY.  He also served as President and Executive Director of Somos el Futuro Inc. () from 2010 to 2013, where he continues to serve the organization as Counsel and Board Member.

Through a diverse professional background and career with stints in government, the corporate world, the political and public interest arenas, Mr. Martinez is able to bring a diverse set of skills to bear for the Firm’s clients. His practice areas include general practice areas of Immigration, Wills & Trusts, Civil Disputes, Commercial and Corporate Law, Compliance, Real Estate, Contract Negotiations and Drafting. He also handles Federal & State Government Relations, Food & Drug Law - U.S. Food & Drug Administration Compliance – Food, Drug, Dietary Supplement, and Cosmetic Product Development & Marketing, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Matters – Product Advertising, Health Insurance and Professional Licensing Board Matters, Entertainment Law, and Not-For-Profit Organizations.

Mr. Martinez also has significant business and legal experience in Latin America and the Caribbean including Cuban Assets Control Compliance, Legal Cuba Travel, Legal Sale/Export of Agricultural, Medical, and Telecommunications Products to Cuba- U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control –OFAC; Colombia – Free Trade Agreement with Colombia – Import/Export; and trade and/or business ventures in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Martinez has traveled extensively and has visited 45 of the 50 states and many foreign countries including Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Mr. Martinez is a prolific public speaker and regularly appears in print and broadcast media.

He is a member of the State and Federal Bars of New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia. 

Location

Antonio C. Martinez II., Attorney At Law
72 N State Rd
#252
Briarcliff Manor, NY, 10510
By Appointment in Manhattan, NY and Garden City, NY
Gotham
747 Third Ave Suite 4C
New York, NY
Antonio C Martinez II
1399 Franklin Ave Suite 200
Garden City, NY
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I am very grateful to God and my lawyer Antonio Martínez, for his great effort and commitment to my case, thanks to his integrit
I want to thank you for helping me to obtain my green card through VAWA. It was an arduous and difficult process for me, since I had not been able to go see my family for years. You have been an angel that God put in my path. I went through very difficult and desperate moments. I wanted to leave the USA and put everything aside, but you always gave me encouragement that we had a good case and we would achieve it. And so it was, with God's help and with your commitment and dedication we did it!! ! Your degree of professionalism surprised me to see how hard you worked on my case. Today I thank you because with your help we were able to achieve it. I am so happy that I do not know how to express my gratitude, I can only express my infinite thanks and may God continue to bless you greatly.
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Posted by Rose | March 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Antonio Martinez was hired by me to represent me in my divorce and closing of my home. He was always available to answer any questions and his honesty was something you just don't find anymore. I would highly recommend Tony if you need an attorney who is on your side and is nice and honest.
Posted by Kristie | December 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cooking Keto with Kristie
Antonio was wonderful in helping me trademark my brand. He explained the process and took care of everything so that I could focus on my work.
Posted by Robert | November 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Integrity and Trust
My partner and I, both senior citizens, were in a terrible situation after being sold an undisclosed problematic RV that finally wiped us out financially. Tony Martinez helped us identify local counsel to consult with in our state of Florida, government resources, elected officials who could possibly help us, and other ways we could advocate for our case. Unfortunately, in the end, we were not successful. We learned that Florida law does not favor consumers, or seniors for that matter, in the state of Florida. However, this did not stop Tony from finding another way to help us keep a roof over our heads in spite of our horrible situation. He successfully assisted us by organizing a GoFundMe Campaign which eventually brought us enough funding to buy a small home here in central Florida. Knowing our dire financial situation due to many repairs and still living in a broken down RV, Tony did this for us pro bono. After nearly a year trying unsuccessfully to get any legal help, this was a stark wake up call for us, a reminder that there are still lawyers ‘out there’ who care and want nothing more than for the system to work for its people. Some attorneys see their work as a job. Others see it as a dedicated calling with passion and purpose. Tony is that special attorney. He has realized his purpose is to go above and beyond simply doing a job that any attorney can do. We will forever be grateful for his service and kindness to us. If you need an attorney with intelligence, know how, and heart, my partner, CJ, and I highly recommend Tony Martinez.
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Posted by cristina | November 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer , good person
Hello Antonio, just wanted to say that your advices has been very acurated and you are a person that really cares about people. God bless you always
Posted by Patricia DLS | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Antonio Martinez was recommended to me through a friend who had worked with him before. My immigration case had to be worked on immediately, and I would've only done it with a recommended Lawyer I could trust. Antonio was very responsive, diligent, and kind. It felt like working in a Team, where He did everything possible to address and provide all the information needed for my case. He also has a good human touch that makes you feel listened, and that he cares for. My immigration case was approved after only 18 days USCIS received all the required evidence. I'm very grateful that Antonio represented and won my case. I Highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex Divorce & Immigration Matter
Greetings, my experience when hiring the lawyer Antonio C Martínez II., was excellent. I had a difficult relationship with my ex-husband. When we married in 2015 where he petitioned for my permanent residence in the United States. After arriving in the USA, a year later my marriage began deteriorating. For my physical and emotional health, this forced a separation lacking sufficient time to renew the two-year residence requirement to lift the conditions on my permanent residence, the I-751 process. I consulted several lawyers trying to find a solution, full of fear and despair since they told me that my case was complex because I no longer lived with my husband at the time. It was a dreadful situation. After consulting with Mr. Antonio C Martínez II., I felt that there was hope that I did not have to live in an abusive relationship with my ex-spouse to complete my immigration process. He explained to me that spouses do not have to tolerate abuse or domestic violence if they have an ongoing immigration process. He assisted me in obtaining a divorce on the grounds of cruelty. I was able to self-petition for my I-751 successfully. Antonio worked with me every step in the process, educated me, and empowered me to overcome my fear and ignorance. Everything went well and I was able to obtain my permanent residence. I am ever grateful for his good service.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolutely best!
Where can I start? Mr. Martinez, or Tony as he prefers is in a class of his own. His experience and knowledge about the background of my case has been nothing short of exceptional. Tony is very detailed, intricate and has a vast array of know how in regards to family court. If I needed clearance on legal terms and a better understanding of the process I was going through, he showed me the path. We kept in constant contact throughout the duration of my case, responds promptly and will guide you through any necessary steps that need to be taken. Tony is also very kind and open to all thoughts, questions and concerns you may have and will tell you things straight forward. My time working with Tony these last few months have been a positive experience and I would not hesitate to work with him again if the need arises.
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Posted by Karla | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Tony helped us get through a last minute hold up before our closing for our first time home purchase. After having a terrible experience with another initial lawyer, Tony took our case and literally worked around the clock with us to get the necessary paperwork to close. Different from the previous lawyer, Tony made himself very accessible and he responded on every email, texts and calls regarding any questions and concerns that we had. The closing went smoothly and on point with all of the documents that had to be signed. He is very professional, amazing, knowledgeable and available when needed. Even after the closing date we have been in contact with Tony for any questions and he is always there for us. I had a positive experience and will recommend to my family and friends. Thank you Tony for all your hard work!
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Response from Antonio Martinez February 27, 2020
I am grateful and humbled by your kind words. I care about my clients and they know that. And when we work like a team, the odds are usually in our favor. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve and represent you.
Posted by Aymara | September 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended Lawyer!
He's great lawyer, professional and reliable; always able to assist us on any concern that we had on reference to our case. I highly recommended his attorney services.
Posted by Pilar | April 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SUCCESSFUL EXTREMELY CRUELTY DIVORCE CASE
Antonio Martinez started working with me July 2017 when I decided to get divorced. He expertly handled a very difficult case that was filed under "extreme cruelty" in the state of New Jersey, and that became a "default case" due to the serious lack of cooperation from the defendant. During these two years, Mr. Martinez impressed me with his discipline and diligence, making sure that all documentations required by the court were filed on time, and never missing nor postponing any court days during the two year case. His professionalism, punctuality and commitment to clearly present the facts in Court in front of the judges or via document delivery, resulted in a winning judgement in my case. Additionally, being confident in and trusting Mr Martinez' overall legal prowess, allowed me time to cope with the pain from the divorce, and find personal happiness again. I highly recommend Mr. Martinez for being such a committed, ethical and capable lawyer.
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Posted by Arnaldo | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help us get our Daughter Back!!
Excellent attorney. He help us with an immigration case involving our daughter. He was very transparent and conducts himself with integrity. Much appreciation for the work he did and would recommend to anyone looking for legal advice or service. I will be forever grateful.
Response from Antonio Martinez October 1, 2018
A fortunate family reunification in a challenging Immigration legal enforcement environment and bureaucracy. While it took some time, we were successful.
Posted by Marcello J. M | March 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So far great feedback.
Been consulting with Antonion for sometime now regarding a support issue, and he has been very helpful and knowledgeable. Gave me great feedback as well as guidance on how to proceed. I will be hiring Mr. Martinez in hope of resolving my situation.
Response from Antonio Martinez October 1, 2018
Grateful that we were able to identify a less costly approach to resolving the Family law/Child Support issue which we did.
Posted by Paula | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente lawyer, really recommend him, honest and good
I really recommend this amazing lawyer, he made my case faster than I would ever imagine, quick and efficient method, a really honest and trustful lawyer, good attention to his clients, the best..!
Response from Antonio Martinez March 16, 2016
This matter was a Wills and Estate matter and involved international clients.
Posted by Irene | March 26, 2015
Antonio Martinez, a stand up guy and a brilliant, old fashioned lawyer
Everyone bashes lawyers but here’s an attorney who takes pride in his role as peacemaker. When my son and I had an issue with a crotchy landlord, Tony stepped to the plate and took over. He wrote many emails, coaxed saneness into the situation, was compassionate to plaintiff and defendant, a total professional, worked with another attorney and brought about a fair and equitable resolution in a complex and ugly case. Both my son and I consider Tony family and we would turn to him in a heart beat anywhere were a legal professional with deep understanding of the law, human nature, Psychology and spirituality were needed. Antonio C. Martinez is without a doubt a stand up guy, the consummate professional, fair, communicative, understanding and sees the bigger picture. This is an outstanding lawyer.
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Response from Antonio Martinez March 16, 2016
This was a complicated landlord tenant matter that required negotiations that led to a favorable result for the client.
Posted by magda | October 24, 2014
because of Antonio CMartinezll I can now relax and sleep at night
I was being sued on behalf of a family member and I was served. I went to Antonio for help an he immediately took a look at my case, explained all the legal terms and had me fax my documents. He went right to work on this. I did not even have to call his office to follow up. He solved my issue in 2 days. I highly recommend him for not only is he very caring and attentive, he gets results!
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Response from Antonio Martinez March 16, 2016
This was a contract matter that negotiations resulted in a favorable matter for the client.
Posted by T. Rivera | October 16, 2014
Antonio Martinez is an excellent attorney who has expertise in Family law
Antonio Martinez is an excellent attorney who has expertise in Family law through his ability to make sure that every detail was taken care of properly are paramount and viewing the issue with conflict resolution optics. I was dealing with a complicated situation and Mr. Martinez helped me navigate through rough waters. Antonio has good knowledge of family law. He is compassionate and assisted me in a moment when I was unable to afford him. His service however has helped me move in the right direction with my family and I am grateful to him. One of the things I like about Antonio is that he never tried to sugar coat anything for me. If we were headed for trouble, he would let me know what the trouble was and what our options were and the pros and cons of the choices available. I always appreciated his honesty. He is reliable and responsible and he has an ability to get along with just about anyone; All very important traits in the world of law and government.
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Response from Antonio Martinez March 16, 2016
This was a family law and administrative matter.
Posted by Gerald | September 8, 2013
A man of his word.
Mr. A.. C. Martinez ll reunited me with my family living in Cuba. As I am a citizen of the United States (both parents Jewish) born in the U.S. the hurdles were immense. I thought he wouldn't. be able to do it as other lawyers had made attempts , but failed. After eight years of frustration he stepped in, made a promise to me and kept it. When my spirits were low and I wanted to quit he wouldn't let me. A compassionate bull dog. He was even there to take pictures of our reunion. My son and I will always owe him.
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Response from Antonio Martinez March 16, 2016
This was a government relations matter, negotiations, with an international aspect that brought a favorable outcome for the client and is one of the happiest and fulfilling moments of my professional career as an Attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Gerstman Schwartz Malito LLP
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Cornell University
  • BS
  • 1985

Associations

  • Somos New York
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Rating - 20 years
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Alumni Public Service Award of Excellence
  • Brooklyn Law School Latin American Law Students Association
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • The Florida Bar International Law Section
  • Cuba
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (3)
Endorse Antonio
Government Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Martinez has worked with me and demonstrated his knowledge of FDA laws and regulations as well as a skill set that sets him apart from other lawyers in this area. He is able to distill the essence of complex matters and communicate the basic ideas in plain English or Spanish, for the benefit of co-counsel and clients alike. And he is sensitive to the time needs and budgetary constraints of all involved. In addition, he's very personable and a perfect gentleman. I highly recommend him."
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Briarcliff Manor Business Lawyer Antonio C Martinez II
Antonio C Martinez II
Business Attorney
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Licensed for 27 years