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. (www.somosnewyork.org) 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.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)
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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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Rating - 15 years||Martindale Hubbell||2014|
|Of Counsel||Gerstman Schwartz Malito LLP||2015 - Present|
|New York Times||Quoted-Cuba to Be Removed From U.S. List of Nations That Sponsor Terrorism||2015|
|Tampa Tribune||Quoted-New federal licenses mean cruises to Cuba may be close||2015|
|The Miami Herald||Quoted-U.S. seeks to compensate victims of Sudan, Iran and Cuba||2015|
|The Guardian||Quoted-Banks not rushing to Cuba as fear of entering a legal minefield still lingers||2015|
|Albany Times Union||Quoted-Trade pitch taking flight||2015|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Cornell University||Industrial & Labor Relations||BS||1985|