On August 8, 2018, C. Edward Hartman III was inducted into the Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) as an Associate Member. As seen on their website, the MLA was founded in 1899 and incorporated more than 90 years later in 1993; it is the oldest and most recognized maritime legal organization in the United States, furthering the understanding and advancement of maritime law among lawyers, scholars, and maritime industries.
Diane Goodman has joined the firm as an associate with emphasis in family law and mediation.
Matthew Egeli has decided that Maryland is no longer to be his home. He and his family have moved to Staunton, Virginia, where he continues to practice law. We remain great friends, and stops in regularly to check on us. We wish him and his family only the best. The firm is now called Hartman, Attorneys at Law.
Ed Hartman recently took and passed the Maryland Real Estate Broker’s Exam and formed the company known as Hartman Realty, LLC. In addition to the broker’s license, Amy Clune and Kirsten Whitten have been licensed as salespersons and have parked their licenses with Hartman Realty, which is based in the same office as the law firm. They are currently taking listings and helping prospective buyers. Thus, when you hear someone answer the phone Hartman Companies, it is because of the law firm and the realty firm. Check out Hartman Realty on Facebook.
Having just graduated from University of Baltimore Law School, C. Edward Hartman, IV and T. Christian Hartman took the Maryland Bar exam in July of 2017. On November 3, 2017, they received the good news that they passed the bar. They will be sworn in before the Court of Appeals in the middle of December. They currently work with the firm as law clerks.
Kelly Livio, who worked with the firm from 1997 to 2000, has returned to help us. Kelly left us to work with a large venture capital firm in Baltimore nearly twenty years ago. She and Jim have two sons, requiring her to be closer to home as they grow up. We are happy to have her back.
Our associate Brittany White (valedictorian of Pepperdine and top 10% at University of Maryland Law School), has recently taken on teaching paralegal classes on the Eastern Shore. Whomever hires her students will reap the rewards of her hard work and dedication to perfection.
Ed Hartman was recently elected Rear Commodore to the Annapolis Yacht Club, following in the footsteps of his sister, Debbie Gosselin, who served as Commodore during the two years following the clubhouse burning to the waterline. The club is blessed to have had Debbie at the reins during this difficult and important time. Her guidance and leadership were invaluable and will be appreciated for decades to come by the members of the Annapolis Yacht Club.
Ed Hartman continues to serve as chancellor to St. Anne’s Parish, the church in the middle of Church Circle in downtown Annapolis, providing legal services pro bono on behalf of the church and its congregation. It is an honor to so serve.
National Firearms Act “NFA” Firearms Trust
The purpose of a National Firearms Act “NFA” Firearms Trust is to take title to certain class three firearms regulated by the NFA, as well as more traditional ones, in the name of a trust to allow the possession of the items by the trustees and to avoid violation of certain regulations applicable to the acquisition or possession of NFA items by individuals and to provide privacy of information.
Consider the reality that one who legally owns a class three firearm who passes away, suddenly causes his or her surviving spouse to be perhaps committing a felony, merely by being in the same house as the specific weapon, or by being the personal representative of the decedent. By creating an NFA Trust, passing the required background checks and otherwise qualifying in advance to be in possession of the firearm, the survivor will have already acquired a beneficial interest in the firearm sufficient to allow for continued possession beyond the death of the original rightful owner.
In addition, the trust allows multiple people to legally possess the NFA item, as well as an easy way to add and subtract those people from the trust. Remember, only those people authorized by ATF to possess the NFA item can have access to it.
Similarly, even with traditional class one weapons, the use of a trust may avoid having to identify the weapons on the inventory filed with the Register of Wills and the Orphans Court in the administration of the decedent’s estate. Clearly, announcing to the world exactly what firearms are kept in the home where the original owner has passed away is an invitation to crime that should be avoided. Keeping the firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens is a concern for everyone.
If you have questions or are interested in creating an NFA Firearms Trust, please and contact us at (410) 266-3232
C. Edward Hartman, III, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who
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Hartman Attorneys at Law has been approved as Organizational Members of the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA)
The MBA is the dynamic, proactive, and resourceful leading advocate for Maryland banks and the banking industry, equipping members for continued relevance and success in a rapidly changing world.
C. Edward Hartman, III has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest level of professional excellence with an AV Preeminent rating.
Two recent cases in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals interpreted the D.C. Condominium Act in a way that may potentially harm lenders. The court ruled in both cases that the enforcement of a super-priority lien in a foreclosure case brought by a condominium association pursuant to the Condominium Act extinguished the underlying first deed of trust on the secured property, even in the instance where the foreclosure advertisement stated the property would remain subject to the first deed of trust.
On September 10, 2015, Governor Larry Hogan appointed Ed Hartman to serve a three year term as a member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for District 7 – Anne Arundel County. Congratulations Ed.
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